Rare Bugatti Veyron for sale in London

Updated 30 January 2016
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Rare Bugatti Veyron for sale in London

H.R. Owen, the only official UK dealer for Bugatti, is offering for sale the world’s fastest roadster, the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse World Record Edition.
The car has one previous owner and a low mileage.
The eye-catching black and orange car is currently available for viewing at the dealership in Berkeley Square branch.
The open-top example up for sale at H. R. Owen is finished in Black Carbon Fiber, with Orange painted Arancia Carbon Fiber details.
The black and orange theme continues inside, with black and orange leather combining with Arancia Mira Alcantara.
The color scheme was conceived for the car’s record-breaking speed attempt, which took place in April 2013 when it reached a speed of 254.04mph (408.84km/h).
This run made the 1200PS (1184bhp) car officially the world’s fastest open top car.
No price is disclosed for this unique car.


Beijing ponders support for petrol-electric hybrids

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Updated 13 July 2019

Beijing ponders support for petrol-electric hybrids

  • Hybrid cars sold in China include versions of Toyota’s Corolla, Levin and Camry sedans, and versions of Honda’s Accord and CR-V

BEIJING: China is considering re-classifying petrol-electric hybrid vehicles so they get more favorable treatment than all-petrol or diesel counterparts under clean car rules, making it easier for automakers to meet environment quotas and offer more choice.
Global hybrid leaders Toyota Motor Corp. and Honda Motor Co. Ltd. would be among the biggest beneficiaries of such change, which could allow them to make more hybrids and less of the more costly all-electric vehicles, experts said, after reviewing the draft policy proposal published on Tuesday by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.
China has some of the world’s strictest rules regarding the production of greenhouse gas-emitting vehicles, as it battles unhealthy levels of air pollution in its crowded cities.
In the draft proposal, hybrids would still be considered fossil-fueled but re-classified as “low fuel consumption passenger vehicles.” Significantly, the number of negative points incurred for making hybrids will be less than for traditional vehicles.
The proposed change came as a surprise, some experts and industry officials said, because the government has never given any preferential treatment for hybrid technology. Previously, the government offered subsidies for, for instance, the purchase of all-electric cars.
Hybrid cars sold in China include versions of Toyota’s Corolla, Levin and Camry sedans, and versions of Honda’s Accord and CR-V. Beijing-based spokesmen for both Japanese automakers declined to comment.