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If Bugatti built any lighter,NASA would steal its handiwork. Every part of the Veyron 16.4 is made of the material with the highest strength to weight ratio for its level of functionality. The titanium piston rods save approx. 4 kg , the titanium screws 3.5 kg, and the magnesium valve caps another 2 kg and the titanium exhaust system with its wafer-thin titanium aluminide lining saves yet another 17 kg. These combine to limit the Veyron 16.4’s weight to 1,888 kg- about 1 horsepower per four pounds of car.
The entire exterior body, of carbon monocoque construction: weighs only 110 kg. The front part of the monocoque frame is made of aluminum; the rear consists of a combination of carbon, stainless steel, and aluminum. Crash tests have shown the Veyron 16.4 to conform to all international safety standards – and to exceed them.which is is staggering given that the maximum speed is 400KPH.