Cristiano Ronaldo has splashed out £1.7million
(about $2.2million) on a Bugatti Veyron 16.4
Grand Sport to treat himself after securing Euro
2016 glory with Portugal.
Ronaldo, who has been enjoying a holiday in Ibiza
with his family, decided to spend his well-earned
cash on the new luxurious sports car.
It is said to be the world’s most expensive car.
Only 450 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport’s are
believed to have been produced.
The Super Sport version of the Veyron is the
fastest street-legal production car in the world,
with a top speed of 431 km/h (268 mph). The
original version has a top speed of 408.47 km/h
(253.81 mph). It was named Car of the Decade
(2000–2009) by the BBC television programme
Top Gear. The standard Veyron won Top Gear’s
Best Car Driven All Year award in 2005.
The transmission is a dual-clutch direct-shift
gearbox computer-controlled automatic with
seven gear ratios, with magnesium paddles
behind the steering wheel and a shift time of
less than 150 milliseconds, built by Ricardo of
England rather than Borg-Warner, who designed
the six speed DSG used in the mainstream
Volkswagen Group marques.
The Veyron can be driven in either semi- or fully
automatic mode.
It uses special Michelin PAX run-flat tyres,
designed specifically to accommodate the
Veyron’s top speed, which cost US$25,000 per
set. The tyres can be removed from the rims
only in France, a service which costs US$70,000.
Curb weight is 1,888 kilograms (4,162 lb). This
gives the car a power-to-weight ratio, according
to Volkswagen Group’s figures, of 446.3 metric
horsepower (328 kW; 440 bhp) per ton.
The Bugatti Veyron has a total of ten radiators.

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