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Pros: 1,001 horsepower. Enough said. 

Cons: Besides various special editions over the years, the Bugatti has changed very little since its inception in 2005. Oh, and then there’s the price…

2015 Bugatti Veyron Price and Fuel Economy: Now, about that price. I’ll just leave this number out here for you: $1.5 million. Yeah. 

Then there are these numbers: 40.4L/100km city; 14.7L/100km highway. 

Powertrain: Now, of course, the shining star of the Bugatti is its engine. An 8.0L W16 turbocharged mill produces 1,001 horsepower and 922 lb-ft of torque in the “basic” Veyron, and those numbers jump to 1,200 hp and 1,106 lb-ft of torque in the Vitesse. Seriously, those are the performance numbers. Wrap your brain around this street-legal racecar for a moment. 

And did I mention there are four turbochargers? Yes. Four. 

The 2015 Bugaitt Veyron is still very much a part of the sub-3.0 second crew with a 0-100km/hr time of just 2.7 seconds. 

Power is sent to all four wheels (thankfully) and controlled via a 7-speed DSG automatic gearbox, and the Bugatti Veyron also features a 45/55 weight distribution split for exceptional handling and agility on the road.  

Changes and Improvements: Besides the slight jump in horsepower with the Vitesse, the Veyron has pretty much remained unchanged throughout its existence. Special editions aside, this thing has been awesome since the beginning. It has been said by the good Dr himself that the next iteration of Veyron will not see any changes in performance or speed numbers, and the head of VW Group announced this year that the next “new” edition of the Veyron will emerge in 2016. 

Cargo Capacity: Yeah, here’s one number you probably don’t want to see, especially if you’re planning any sort of weekend getaway or massive shopping excursion (if you’ve not dropped all your millions on the car itself that is), essentially the answer is zero. So, either don’t bring a passenger and use the front seat for goodies or travel really, really light.

Safety: The 2015 Bugatti Veyron comes equipped with all manner of standard safety equipment and airbags, with the added bonus of a Formula 1 safety concept adapted for it, as well as an aerodynamic body designed to keep it glued to the ground at speeds that would cause a “normal” car to lift off the ground. Carbon ceramic brakes are also fitted on the Veyron to ensure savage stopping power to bring this beast to a halt faster than it will accelerate. 

Comparing the 2015 Bugatti Veyron: Pagani Huayra, Porsche 918, Ferrari LaFerrari, McLaren P1, Lamborghini Aventador.