If you are wondering why the 2012 Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Wei Long has a Chinese name on it, that is because the German manufacturer commemorates the Chinese Year of the Dragon with this offering.
As the same with other Veyron Grand Sport editions, the Wei Long is equipped with a W16 8.0 liter engine that tremendously delivers 927 lbs ft of torque and 1,001 hp.
With the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Wei Long You can run from a standstill to 60 mph in a mere 2.7 seconds. The special edition car is indeed a perfect tribute to the dragon, able to reach speeds of 252 miles per hour.
Exterior & Interior
Bugatti got help from porcelain specialist, Konigliche Porzellan Manufacturing Berlin, to create an underlying oriental theme in this edition. Elaborate porcelain pieces include the centerpiece plates between the seats, the center console, the rear Bugatti badge, the fuel filler cap, and the center wheel caps.
The Wei Long's body has a white pearl paint scheme that brings perfect contrast to the carmine red interior, a popular Chinese color that represents fortune and luck. The hand-crafted silk floor and headrests bear the Chinese character "Dragon." Apart from porcelain, carbon fiber is the dominant material that you can see in the car interior.
The use of porcelain is not new to the automobile industry as Bugatti has already done it for the Veyron L'Or Blanc. Wei Long is aimed at the Chinese market and like other one-off Veyron Grand Sport models, its price goes up to millions; $2.8 million to be precise.
That is 1.58 million Euros in the current exchange rate. The 2012 Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Wei Long is for those who have a heart like the dragon.
|Vehicle Type: Super Sport Coupe||Est. Market Price: â‚¬ 1,580,000|
|Fuel Tank Capacity: 26.4 gallons (100 liters)||MPG: NA|
|Length: 175.6 in. (446.2 cm)||Wheelbase: 106.6 in. (271 cm)|
|Height: 47.4 in. (120.4 cm)||Width: 78.6 in. (199.8 cm)|
|Curb Weight: 4387 lbs (1990 kg)||Ground Clearance: NA|
|Engine: W16 Turbo||Displacement: 7993 liters|
|Horsepower: 987 HP||Max RPM: NA|
|Torque: 927 lbs-ft||Transmission: 7-Speed DSG|
|0-60 mph: 2.7 seconds||Top Speed: 253 mph (407 km/h)|