Watch How Bugatti Builds the 8.0L W16 Veyron Engine
With its final iteration recently gracing the halls of the Geneva Motor Show, it's official: the Bugatti Veyron is now dead. 450 Veyron supercars have rolled out of Bugatti's Molsheim production facility in France since 2005, and close to that number are still prowling the world's motorways. But just because the Veyron is no more, doesn't mean its remarkable engine has to go, too. Tucked in the rear of the heady Bugatti is an 8.0-liter quad-turbocharged W16 engine, good for a minimum of 1,001 horsepower and a high-flying 1,200 horsepower maximum. It's also pegged as the basis for Bugatti's next 'Chiron' supercar... and this is how Bugatti puts one together. RELATED: Check out photos of the 2015 Bugatti Veyron 'La Finale' Edition
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Befitting such a world-beating supercar, the entire Veyron build process was performed by hand with an exacting eye for detail. In fact, a mere eight Bugatti technicians worked on each Veyron, which took nearly three weeks to assemble (according to the firm's early admissions), and yielded no more than one or two cars per week. Unlike most auto factories in the world, it's also a remarkably quiet place.
As for the Chiron, well... stay tuned. Bugatti has yet to divulge any information about its Veyron successor, though electrically spooled turbos and a speculated 1,500 horsepower output from the 16-cylinder quad-turbo monster are the most recent talking points.
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