"This is the equivalent of Concorde. There is nothing like it." (Jay Leno)
"This is the greatest car ever made and the greatest car we will ever see in our lifetime" (Jeremy Clarkson Top Gear)
"An engaging look at how a small French-born company set about creating the world's fastest production car...It's an incredibly compelling read that allows everyone to take home a piece of modern motoring history - at about one-50,000th of the price of the standard model Veyron" (Shortlist)
"The definitive Bugatti Veyron book" (Evo magazine)
From the Inside Flap
Written with the full support of Bugatti
In 2005, Bugatti launched a car that has single-handedly redefined the notion of a 'supercar'. It was called the Veyron and its statistics were mind-boggling: 0-60mph in 2.5 seconds; a top speed of 253 mph; tyres that cost £18,000 a set and an engine with ten radiators and four turbos; a launch control system taken from F1 and even windscreen wipers that create sizeable downforce ... all delivered complete with a high-end stereo system, luxurious leather seats and air-conditioning. It was a feat of engineering grandiosity that, in automotive terms, rivalled the achievements of the great nineteenth-century industrialists.
In A Quest for Perfection, number one bestselling author Martin Roach sets out to track down the mythical beast that is a Bugatti Veyron - and ultimately attempts to drive one. He travels across Europe to trace the genesis of this remarkable machine by interviewing famous engineers, super-rich owners and automotive presidents, as well as a host of other expert eye-witnesses to this unique car's many achievements. Part-history, part-personal obsession, part-travelogue, part-humorous quest: in pondering this mechanical whirlwind, Roach has written a page-turning study of a modern masterpiece.