London rules with world's fastest car
The UK’s first Bugatti Veyron 16.4 has been delivered to Jack Barclay Ltd. in London. Currently priced at Euro 1.1m plus tax, the world's fastest car is pictured outside the Albert Hall, Kensington. Powered by a W-16 1001 hp engine, it is capable of more than 250mph and will reach 62mph from a standstill in 2.5 seconds.
Jack Barclay, the sole representative for Bugatti cars in the UK, is leading the world’s sales charts with over 15 orders of this exclusive limited edition car so far this year. London is fast becoming the world's super car capital with record sales for Bentley and Lamborghini.
"We are delighted to take delivery of our first Veyron," commented Dominic Lancaster, general manager of Jack Barclay Bugatti. "Interest in Bugatti has been overwhelming since the project was announced five years ago. The UK, and in particular London, has a proud tradition of being home to the world's most expensive and exciting cars. At Jack Barclay, we are extremely pleased by the number of orders at this early stage, and expect to have sold the full UK quota of cars before the end of the year."
The Bugatti Veyron can be seen this weekend taking part in the Goodwood Festival of Speed on 7 to 9 July, Goodwood, West Sussex.
Jack Barclay Ltd is part of H.R. Owen Plc, which also represents Bentley, Ferrari, Maserati, Lamborghini and Alfa Romeo in the capital.