A mid-engine sports car named after racing driver, Pierre Veyron, this model is the only in NZ and is one of 200 in the world – it's serial #171.
It features an 8.0-litre, quad-turbo-charged W16 cylinder engine, generating over 1000 PS. And with a dual-clutch, direct-shift, computer-controlled, automatic transmission, it has a shift time of less than 150 milliseconds.
The Veyron can be driven in semi or fully-automatic mode and uses tyres specifically to accommodate the Veyron’s top speed. It can reach top speeds of up to 340 kilometres per hour, and at 220 km/h, hydraulics lower the car until it has a ground clearance of approx. 9cm and the wing and spoiler deploy. This ‘handling mode’ holds the car to the road.
Top Speed mode is next level, where the driver needs to toggle a top speed key, which triggers a checklist to establish whether the car and driver are ready to hit top speed. In this mode, the rear spoiler retracts, front diffusers shut and ground clearance drops to 6.5cm.
This machine is made for ultimate performance and safety, with a sophisticated look to boot. The Veyron was discontinued in late 2014, but special edition models continued to be produced until 2015.