India is an emerging market for manufacturers of supercars, including Bugatti. The company plans to sell three to four Veyrons every year in India despite the astronomical price tag.
The Bugatti Veyron is the most expensive car for sale in India. Due to high import tax of 110 percent the retail price of a Veyron is 136 million Indian rupee, which equals approximately € 2 million or $ 2.6 million. The Veyron Grand Sport is for sale for Rs. 160 million (€ 2.3 million or $ 3 million) and the most powerful edition, the Veyron Super Sport, is priced a whopping Rs. 192 million (€ 2.80 million or $ 3.6 million).
Bugatti is on an Indian tour, providing the lucky few an opportunity to experience the opulent luxury and performance of the 1,001 horsepower Veyron. One of the cities the cities where people were able to take the Veyron Grand Sport for a test drive was Hyderabad.
Not only the Indian import tax proved to be a barrier to overcome as this undoubtedly nervous driver of the French supercar struggled to conquer the biggest hurdle of all, the speed bump!
The Bugatti Veyron is equipped with an adjustable suspension. When the car reaches 220km/h, hydraulics lower the car until it has a ground clearance of about 8.9cm. The Veyron could also be lowered via the top speed mode, in which the driver must toggle a special key in order to lower the ground clearance, normally 12.4cm, to 6.6cm.
Perhaps Bugatti should also consider a special speed bump mode. The driver of the Veyron pictured here would surely have appreciated it.