It is always interesting to see how the machines work or even to know how to become, and what better example than the engine of one of the best supercars of all time? Today we show as the W16 engine is built Bugatti Veyron.
In reality, to feed power to one of the fastest cars on the planet, It takes a different engine to common, an engine that really are 2 V8 engines combined that make up the famous and huge engine Bugatti W16.
Motor developed at the Volkswagen engine plant in Salzgitter Group (Germany), built in Titanium, when other manufacturers often use steel, and built entirely by hand when other manufacturers often use automated lines.
The engine power is extracted from 1001 CV, but in reality 16 to produce cylinders 3.000 CV, from which 2/3 They are lost as heat. This gives engineers some problems when performing test, having to put up around not melt or burn everything around them.
More of 3.500 parts form the supercharger (significantly more than conventional engines), which they are assembled by hand and tested by computers. Como media, It takes a week to assemble the complete engine. It is not mass production as we are used huh?.
Ultimately, aeronautical technology, pieces of fine jewelry and precious quality and accuracy of thousandths of a micron, to create W16.
Adrián Osés, Locos Engine.