An exclusive, one of a kind Bugatti is being released for the Beijing 2012 auto show. Showcasing and celebrating the Year of the Dragon, this car is magnificent.
Bugatti’s Wei Long 2012 is a take on the company’s Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport and was specifically made just for China. This one of a kind car and boasts an almost 2.1 million dollar price tag. The eight liter engine is backed with a 987 HP output power and will reach a top speed of roughly 230 miles per hour.
Bugatti Wei Long is a two door open top sports machine with a white exterior and plush red interior leather seats. The floor mats are pure red silk and the luxury continues throughout the entire vehicle. Dragons are the forefront of the vehicle with over 20 imprints of a dragon featured within the cars design. A porcelain dragon is embossed on the fuel tank cap. A special silk embroidered dragon is located on the head rest. The whole car is Bugatti’s tribute to the Year of the Dragon in China.
This exclusive vehicle will be available for purchase at the 2012 Beijing Auto Show. Bugatti Veyron Wei Long edition is luxury, speed, and beauty with a price tag to match.
Jaguar produced the fastest machine ever made at the time when they released the XJ220. This vehicle was as slick as it was fast. The Jaguar held a turbo charged V6 engine with 549 horse power. The incredible engine was capable of reaching a maximum speed of 217 miles per hour.
The 1992 Jaguar XJ220 was envisioned by a team of engineers who desired to produce a faster vehicle than any Porsche or Ferrari that was available at the time. The XJ220 had a simplified concept of a sleek and light weight two passenger vehicle capable of reaching enormous speeds.
Jaguar released a concept car in 1988 of the mid engine XJ220. In 1992, Jaguar released the finalized version of the powerful vehicle. Jaguar produced the car in England until 1994 when production ceased. Only 278 of the Jaguar XJ220’s were built ensuring the legacy of this vehicle forever. The recession of the 1990’s resulted with only 200 of these vehicles being sold especially considering a price tag of more than $740,000.
Twenty years later, the Jaguar XJ220 stills holds the 7th place for the fastest car ever built. The XJ220 set the standard for fast cars with spacious and comfortable interiors.
In 2004, the first Maserati MC12 was born. These cars were created by Maserati due to a rule of the FIA GT race. Maserati was interested in getting back into racing, and one of the rules of the FIA GT is that the car used for the race also has to have a road-worthy model. So, in 2004, Maserati put out 30 of these sports cars. 2005 also saw a production of 25 more MC12’s.
These vehicles only came with one color option, white with blue accents. The body is constructed of carbon fiber. Although this vehicle gets its inspiration from the Enzo Ferrari, the body is very different. The body is wider, taller and longer than that of the Enzo. The car shares the same V12 engine, with only slight modifications and the same transmission, although it was renamed the Maserati Cambiocorsa. The chassis is also the same as the Enzo. These changes create more downforce on the vehicle, which only adds to the rear spoiler, which is two meters tall.
Inside the MC12, there is a feeling of luxury. The seats are comprised of blue leather and a silver material called Brightex. This material was too expensive to use in the fashion world, but is perfect for a luxury sports car. There is also carbon fiber that has been gel coated to give it a very shiny appearance. The center console has the traditional Maserati clock. The only pitfall to the MC12: there is no radio and nowhere to put an aftermarket radio.
The price tag of 600,000 Euros has given this car mixed reviews. Add that there is no trunk, no rear window and no spare tire. Although this car is capable of reaching speeds of 205 miles per hour, and can go 0 to 60 in just over 3 and a half seconds, this two-seater sports car is more suited for racing than for private ownership.