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Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport production slated to continue through 2014

 Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport production slated to continue through 2014
Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport for 2012 Qatar Motor Show 23.1.2012

Company still had 105 left to build as of last January

Bugatti sold the last Veyron 16.4 a little over a year ago, but it appears Grand Sport production will continue into the foreseeable future as Ricardo has announced their seven-speed dual-clutch transmission contract has been renewed by the automaker.

The agreement stipulates that Ricardo will continue to supply Bugatti with new transmissions until the end of 2014. It remains unclear what will happen after that point, but as of a last year Bugatti had 105 Grand Sports left to build.

According to Mark Barge, Ricardo's director of high performance transmission products, “We are pleased to be able to announce this further extension of our longstanding and highly successful collaboration between Ricardo and Bugatti. The Veyron represents the ultimate in high quality automotive design, engineering and manufacture, and we are proud to have been able to extend the support provided to Bugatti in the design, engineering and manufacture its advanced DCT.”

Source: Ricardo Plc

RICARDO RECEIVES FURTHER VEYRON DCT PRODUCTION ORDER FROM BUGATTI

  • Continuing success of Bugatti’s iconic Veyron supercar has led to a further extension of Ricardo’s Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) manufacturing contract
  • As a result of the new order announced today, construction of the advanced, award-winning DCT will now continue for a further year to the end of 2014

The seven-speed DCT of the Veyron is the result of a highly successful design, development and manufacturing collaboration between Ricardo and Bugatti, encompassing both the transmission hardware and its electronic control unit and software. This state-of-the-art transmission is an important contributor to the high quality driving experience offered by all versions of the Bugatti Veyron. In addition to providing support on the design and development of the DCT, Ricardo has been responsible for the manufacture and supply of these class-leading transmissions for all versions of the Veyron since the launch of this exceptional supercar product.

“We are pleased to be able to announce this further extension of our longstanding and highly successful collaboration between Ricardo and Bugatti,” said Ricardo director of high performance transmission products Mark Barge. “The Veyron represents the ultimate in high quality automotive design, engineering and manufacture, and we are proud to have been able to extend the support provided to Bugatti in the design, engineering and manufacture its advanced DCT.”

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Comments (7)

 GTurbo GTurbo
Alright guys! Yes, it's a design that polarises opinion, but as a performance car it represents a seismic shift in hypercar history VW insults or not. Someone must be completely naive to suggest the Veyron is a financial liability; SOLD-OUT means what it says! The fact that the Grand Sport variant is rolling on till World Cup year further bolsters the legendary status of this automotive icon. As if the 'standard version' isn't fast enough!!
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January 11, 2013 8:57 am
 Pagani Pagani
Sorry, but after seeing a documentary about Pagani Hyara building, my "standard" of supercar has gone way up. In comparison, the Bug looks is a mere production car. Power notwithstanding, but that is about to be disrupted by other players in the game.
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January 11, 2013 7:07 am
 GRAVE GRAVE
I like its performance but not the design. I like the koenigsegg more
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January 11, 2013 5:53 am
 Han Solo Han Solo
The most powerful car in the world is also the ugliest car in the world...Hmmm...What Irony...
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January 11, 2013 4:08 am
 Garais877 Garais877
and if you ask @ElioBorrero about this car he might say that its actualy a VW Lupo becouse the wheel nuts are made of same metal :D or something like that :)
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January 10, 2013 8:42 pm
 maloparac maloparac
And after stock Veyron and many many more variants....what is number of sold Veyrons until today?????? And they are telling us that they dond earn money on it???? Yeah right
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January 10, 2013 5:30 pm