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CLIP 8196

Maximum speed in a Bugatti Veyron

Maximum speed in a Bugatti Veyron

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Key Info
  • Maximum speed in a Bugatti Veyron
  • Duration: 07:46
  • Top Gear presenter James May attempts to achieve the manufacturer's claim of a top speed of 400km/h in the Bugatti Veyron, discussing some of the engineering and technical problems this presented to the designers. Published as part of the Top Gear website: Please note this clip is only available in Flash.
  • Subject:




  • Keywords: compound measures, aerodynamics, efficiency, speed, velocity, forces, speed-time graphs, topgear
Ideas for use in class
  • This clip could be used as a feeder into work on converting units – for example mph to kph – or as a practical on speed-time graphs, or as part of a discursive lesson on how to make a car go very fast, incorporating ideas of force, friction, fuel economy etc.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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