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Bugatti Veyron

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Book Summary of Bugatti Veyron

The Bugatti Veyron's statistics are mindboggling: 060mph in 2.5 seconds; a top speed of 253 mph; tyres that cost UKP20,000 a set and an engine with ten radiators and four turbos; a launch control system taken from F1 and even windscreen wipers that create sizeable downforce ... all delivered complete with a highend stereo system, luxurious leather seats and airconditioning. It was a feat of engineering grandiosity that, in automotive terms, rivals the achievements of the great 19th Century industrialists.

In A Quest for Perfection, no. 1 bestselling author Martin Roach sets out to track down the mythical beast that is a Bugatti Veyron – and ultimately attempts to drive one. He traces the genesis of this remarkable machine through Bugatti’s long and glorious early days and then through its more turbulent modern era. Travelling to the top secret Bugatti Research & Development workshop in Germany, touring the factory and chateau in France where these stunning cars are handbuilt, interviewing famous engineers, superrich owners and automotive presidents, as well as a host of other expert eyewitnesses to this unique car’s many achievements, Roach ponders this mechanical whirlwind and in so doing has written a pageturning study of a modern masterpiece.

Bugatti Veyron: A Quest for Perfection discovers and unravels the enigma that is this remarkable car. Parthistory, partpersonal obsession, parttravelogue, parthumorous quest, altogether a book that will appeal to both fans of cars, and serious petrolheads, Top Gear viewers as well as anyone who has ever raised an eyebrow as a shiny piece of metal on four wheels drives past in the street. For the first time, Bugatti has allowed access to the Veyron’s Chief Engineer, designers, test drivers, archivists, the Bugatti factory, photographers and the President of Bugatti himself.

About the Author
Martin Roach is a numberonebestselling author with an extensive interest in motorsport and a longstanding passion for supercar history. He worked with David Coulthard on his criticallyacclaimed autobiography, It Is What It Is. In the course of his writing work he has witnessed the behindthescenes circus of the F1 paddock and motorsport's secretive team factories up close, as well enjoying firsthand experience of two McLaren F1s, a Ferrari F40, a Dino and a chocolate brown Hillman Hunter.

Details of Book: Bugatti Veyron (BSID:12839)

Book Bugatti Veyron
Author Martin Roach
ISBN 1848093489
ISBN-13 9781848093485, 978-1848093485
Binding Hardcover
Publisher Preface Publishing
Publishing Date 2011
Number of Pages 176
Language English
Weight 567 grams

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Devin December 11, 2013 review from Goodreads

The book "Bugatti Veyron: A Quest for perfection", is an extremely pleasing book for the type of people who are enthralled with speed, elegance, and beauty. This book is a captivating autobiography of Martin Roach's, exploration threw the life of the record breaking Bugatti Veyron. As one reads t...

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