The owner of a Bugatti Veyron had the misfortune of running out of gas while driving in Beirut, Lebanon.

The owner of a Bugatti Veyron had the misfortune of running out of gas while driving in Beirut, Lebanon.

About two months ago we saw a prototype of the 2015 Volkswagen Caddy with an empty tank and now the same thing has happened to an entirely different car, a Bugatti Veyron. The fuel gauge needle drops quickly on the supercar taking into account it has a huge 8.0-liter engine with sixteen cylinders and four turbochargers so owners of the Veyron should look at the fuel level quite often to avoid such an embarrassing situation.

The Veyron's fuel pump feeds gasoline eight times faster compared to a normal car and if you drive it at 250 mph (402 km/h) for 15 minutes you'll empty the tank which has a capacity of 100 liters (26 gallons) and takes eight days to weld. Bugatti says their outgoing supercar consumes 17 liters / 100 km (14 mpg US or 17 mpg UK) on the highway and 29 liters / 100 km (8 mpg US or 9.6 mpg UK) in the city. When driven at its top speed, the Veyron consumes a whopping 78 liters / 100 km (3 mpg US or 3.6 mpg UK) or an amazing 5.3 liters / minute.

A successor is coming next year with a rumored "Chiron" moniker and could use a 1,500 PS hybrid system that will likely improve fuel economy, although such numbers are irrelevant for a car of this type.

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Bugatti Veyron runs out of gas in Beirut