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Bugatti Veyron

The Bugatti Veyron EB 16.4 is a mid-engined grand touring car, designed and developed by the Volkswagen Group and manufactured in Molsheim, France by Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S.

The Super Sport version of the Veyron is the fastest street-legal production car in the world, with a top speed of 431.072 km/h (267.856 mph). The original version has a top speed of 408.47 km/h (253.81 mph).

Manufacturer Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S.
Production
  • 2005–2011 (Veyron 16.4)
  • 2009–present (Grand Sport)
  • 2010–present (Super Sport)
Assembly Molsheim, Alsace, France
Predecessor Bugatti EB110
Class Sports car
Body style
  • coupé (16.4, Super Sport)
  • targa top (16.4, Grand Sport Vitesse)
Layout Longitudinal mid-engine,
permanent 4WD
Engine Standard:
8.0 L (488 cu in) W16quad-turbocharged 1,001 PS (736 kW; 987 bhp)
Super Sport:
1,200 PS (883 kW; 1,184 bhp)
Transmission 7-speed DSG sequential
Wheelbase 2,710 mm (106.7 in)
Length 4,462 mm (175.7 in)
Width 1,998 mm (78.7 in)
Height 1,159 mm (45.6 in)
Kerb weight 1,888 kg (4,162 lb)
Designer(s) Jozef Kaban

Origin of the car

In 1998, the Volkswagen Group purchased the trademark rights on the former car manufacturer Bugatti in order to revive the brand. Starting with the Bugatti EB118, they presented at various international auto shows a total of four 18-cylinder concept cars. At the 1999 Tokyo Motor Show, the first study of the Veyron was presented. At the time the name of the concept car was “Bugatti Veyron EB 18.4” and it was equipped with a 18-cylinder engine instead of the 16-cylinder engine of the production version. While the three previous prototypes had been styled by Giugiaro, the Veyron was designed by the Volkswagen stylists.

The decision to start production of the car was taken by the Volkswagen Group in 2001. The first roadworthy prototype was completed in August 2003. It is identical except for a few details to the later series variant. In the development to series production, however, considerable technical problems had to be addressed, so that the start of production was delayed repeatedly, until September 2005.

Basic Specifications
Layout and body style Mid-engine, four-wheel drive, two-door coupé/targa top Base price €1,225,000 (GB£1,065,000/US$1,700,000)
Super Sport:
€1,912,500 (GB£1,665,000/US$2,700,000)
Internal combustion engine 8.0 litre W16, 64v 2xDOHC quad-turbocharged petrol engine Engine displacement
and max. power
7,993 cc (487.8 cu in)
1,001 metric horsepower (736 kW; 987 bhp)
Super Sport:
1,200 metric horsepower (883 kW; 1,184 bhp)
Performance
Top speed 408.47 km/h (253.81 mph) (average)
Super Sport:
431.072 km/h (267.856 mph) (average)
0–100 km/h (0.0–62.1 mph) 2.46 seconds 0–240 km/h (0.0–149.1 mph) 9.8 seconds
0–300 km/h (0.0–186.4 mph)
14.6 seconds 0–400 km/h (0.0–248.5 mph)
55 seconds
Standing quarter-mile (402 m)
10.2 seconds (standard), 9.9 seconds (Super Sport)
Braking 31.4 m (from 100 km/h to 0)
Fuel economy
EPA city driving 8 miles per U.S. gallon (29 L/100 km; 9.6 mpg-imp) EPA highway driving 13 miles per U.S. gallon (18 L/100 km; 16 mpg-imp)
Top speed fuel economy 3 miles per U.S. gallon (78 L/100 km; 3.6 mpg-imp), or 1.4 U.S. gal (5.3 L; 1.2 imp gal) per minute

Bugatti Veyron Super Sport (2010–)

The Veyron Super Sport features an engine power increase from the standard 1,001 PS (736 kW; 987 bhp) to 1,200 PS (880 kW; 1,200 bhp) and torque of 1,500 N·m (1,100 lbf·ft) and a revised aerodynamic package. It has a 431.072 km/h (267.856 mph) top speed, making it the fastest road car in production, although it is electronically limited to 415 km/h (258 mph) to protect the tyres from disintegrating. It was shown publicly for the first time at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in August 2010. The first five of an unannounced production run made its debut in a matte black and orange colour combination, all of which have been spoken for. It is valued at GB£1.7 million and Bugatti have stated that only 30 will be produced.

On 4 July 2010 James May, a television presenter on BBC’s show Top Gear, drove the Veyron Super Sport at 259 mph (417 km/h). Later that day, Bugatti’s official test driver Pierre Henri Raphanel drove the Super Sport version of the Veyron on Volkswagen’s Ehra-Lessien high-speed test track to establish the car’s top speed. With representatives of the Guinness Book of Recordsand German Technical Inspection Agency (TÜV) on hand, Raphanel made passes around the big oval in both directions achieving an average maximum speed of 431.072 km/h (267.856 mph), thus taking back the title from the SSC Ultimate Aero TT as the fastest production vehicle of all time. The 431.072 km/h mark was reached by averaging the Super Sport’s two test runs, the first reaching 427.93 km/h (265.90 mph) and the second 434.20 km/h (269.80 mph). Once produced for sale, the first five Super Sports will sport the same black and orange finish as the first production car which was used to set the speed record.

 

 

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Directed by
Jeff Tremaine

Writing credits
Jeff Tremaine (television series “Jackass”) &
Spike Jonze (television series “Jackass”) &
Johnny Knoxville (television series “Jackass”)

Preston Lacy additional scenes

Cast (in credits order):

Johnny Knoxville

Bam Margera

Steve-O

Chris Pontius

Ryan Dunn

Jason ‘Wee Man’ Acuña

Preston Lacy

Dave England

Ehren McGhehey
Jess Margera

Brandon Dicamillo
Mat Hoffman

Tony Hawk

Mark Zupan

Jeff Tremaine

Spike Jonze
Brandon Novak
Loomis Fall
Dimitry Elyashkevich
Sean Cliver
Trip Taylor
Greg Iguchi
Rick Kosick
Manny Puig
Mark Rackley
Mike Kassak

Stephanie Hodge

Jack Polick
Clyde Singleton
Jason Taylor
Patty Perez
Thor Drake

Jim Karol
Slater Davis
Seamus Frawley
Scott Manning

Jordan Houston (as Juicy J)
Paul Beauregard (as DJ Paul)
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Roger Alan Wade

Jay Chandrasekhar

John Waters

Luke Wilson

Mike Judge

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Adrian Veidt: What, in life, does not deserve celebrating?
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Edward Blake: God damn I love working on American soil, Dan. Ain’t had this much fun since Woodward and Bernstein.
Dan Dreiberg: How long can we keep this up?
Edward Blake: Congress is pushing through some new bill that’s gonna outlaw masks. Our days are numbered. Till then it’s like you always say, we’re society’s only protection.
Dan Dreiberg: From what?
Edward Blake: You kidding me? From themselves.
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Rorschach: Never compromise. Not even in the face of Armageddon. That’s always been the difference between us, Daniel.
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Laurie Juspeczyk: I am not afraid.
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Dan Dreiberg: [sarcastic] Sure. We’ll pick them out of a phone book.
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Dan Dreiberg: [Rorschach approaches Dan, who sighs and turns to him] I’m sorry. I shouldn’t have said that, man.
Rorschach: Daniel? You are a good friend.
[extends his hand and Dan takes it]
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Adrian Veidt: It doesn’t take a genius to see that the world has problems.
Edward Blake: No, but it takes a room full of morons to think they’re small enough for you to handle.
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Red Bull Stratos

Red Bull Stratos, a mission to the edge of space. Felix Baumgartner will be going up to 120.000 feet in a capsule attached to a helium balloon. Once he’s up there he’ll jump doing the highest parachute jump ever done by a human.
Peter Clausen Film and AixSponza created this animation visualizing the whole process of going up and jumping down.
Title :
“Red Bull Stratos – Mission to the Edge of Space”
Client:
Red Bull Media House GmbH

Production Company:
Peter Clausen Film & TV Produktionsgesellschaft mbH, Munich
Director & Producer:
Peter Clausen
Line Producer:
Cecilia Trück
Animation Studio:
AixSponza GmbH
VFX Director / Editing:
Christian Tyroller
VFX Supervisor / CD / TD:
Manuel Casasola Merkle
Lead 3D Artist:
Matthias Zabiegly
3D Artists:
Leonhard Akinbiyi
Magid Hoff
Sven Mai
Philipp Strasser
Vladan Subotic
Fuat Yüksel
Junior 3D Artists:
Sebastian Baumann
Jörg Vogel
Animator:
Douglas Bello
Thomas Grummt
Character Modeling / Sculpting:
Ulf Gieseler
Technical Modeling:
Jan Haluszka

Visual Effects:
AixSponza
Pixellusion
Rigging:
Fabian Rosenkranz
Compositing:
Andreas Gebauer
Tobias Müller
Christian Stanzel
Matthias Zabiegly
Sound Design:
Heiko Müller
Composer:
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Jet Set Radio Future

Jet Set Radio Future is a video game developed by Smilebit and the sequel to Jet Set Radio. It was published by Sega. It was released on February 22, 2002 in Japan, February 25, 2002 in North America and March 14, 2002 in Europe, near the beginning of the Xbox’s lifespan. After the game’s initial release, it was added alongside Sega GT 2002 onto a single disc and bundled with new Xbox systems.

Similar to the original, it depicts a future Tokyo where freedom of expression is outlawed. The user plays a character in the GG’s, a gang of in-line skating graffiti artists who skate around Tokyo covering up rival gangs’ graffiti, knocking over Rokkaku police, and dancing to the electric soundtrack. The game uses a cel-shaded style of animation, and has been widely acclaimed for its unique music style, detailed art, and gameplay.

Jet Set Radio Future plays similarly to the original game in which you control a member of a gang of skaters called the GGs to gain control of a futuristic Tokyo. Players are able to skate, grind on rails and even up poles, ride on walls, perform midair tricks and use boosts to move faster. Most of the game requires the player to search for graffiti tags left by other gangs and spray over them with their own. To do this, players will need to collect spraycans littered across each stage. Spraying is more streamlined from the last game, with manual spraying over large tags replaced by multiple spray targets depending on the tag’s size.

Stages in the level are now interconnected, with time limits removed, and often feature multiple objectives. These range from mimicking a rival’s trick line or beating other skaters in a race. The police, who previously chased after the player in the last game, now appear in specific areas, with the player tasked with stopping them by charging into them and spraying them to defeat them. Each area has hidden items to collect, including Graffiti Souls, which unlock new graffiti designs, and Hidden Tapes which unlock additional missions where more Graffiti Souls can be earned. The game also features several multiplayer modes and the option to design your own tags.

In futuristic Tokyo, a group of teenage skaters (Groups collectively referred to as Rudies) called the GG’s vie for control of the many districts of Tokyo against many rival groups. A mega corporate enterprise (the Rokkaku Group) has taken over the many districts of the city and their leader is now the mayor of Tokyo. It is oppressing the people, taking away freedom of speech and expression, and is forcing other gang members to give up their territory using the corrupt police force of Tokyo.

The game begins with the player in control of a character called Yoyo, who has to complete a set of basic training exercise to prove himself worthy of joining the GGs.[1] After these challenges are completed, the game is interrupted by a pirate radio broadcast by ‘DJ Professor K’ who fills the player in on the turmoil within Tokyo. After this cutscene, the player is released into Tokyo itself, where they pursue their mission to ‘bury Tokyo in graffiti’ and fight the authoritarian Rokkaku Group, and their own police force, the Rokkaku Police.

The game begins with the GGs fighting the Poison Jam gang after they steal a statue referred to as “the Goddess of the Street”. To do this, the GGs cover up Poison Jam’s graffiti in their turf, and then question Poison Jam’s rivals, Rapid 99, for the location of their hideout. There, in the Tokyo Underground Sewage Facility, they fight Poison Jam and their boss, Cube, for control of the statue.

After the GGs win the battle against Poison Jam, a new gang springs up, the robotic Noise Tanks, who have taken Tokyo by storm and is already in control of three gangs. At the same time, one of the GGs, Yoyo, disappears without a trace. The GGs decide to question one of the Noise Tanks’ gangs, the mummified Immortals, wondering if the Noise Tanks sudden appearance had anything to do with Yoyo. They reveal they had supposedly kidnapped Yoyo; however, when he is freed, he turns on the GGs and enslaves them under the Noise Tanks’ control.

The Noise Tanks then has the gangs under their control battle in the game “Death Ball”. Those who lose are brainwashed and controlled by the Noise Tanks for life. The GGs succeed in all three games, but then the Rokkaku Police suddenly appear and crack down on the whole game. When the GGs win this battle again, the Noise Tanks become furious, releasing hundreds of Noise Tank androids to terrorize the street. When the GGs clear out all of the androids, they discover a wounded Poison Jam, who reveals that Yoyo had beaten him and ran off to the nearby amusement park. There, it is revealed that ‘Yoyo’ was actually a Noise Tank in disguise, and the real Yoyo had been missing the whole time. After the GGs defeat them, a mysterious man destroys the Noise Tanks and runs off. They soon discover the Noise Tanks were built by the Rokkaku Group to take over the gangs of Tokyo.

After the Noise Tanks were destroyed, two new threats appeared: a Yakuza-style gang called the Golden Rhinos who are bent on eliminating all graffiti in the city, along with executing all Rudies; and an insane demon like creature who sprays odd graffiti and looks strangely like one of the GGs, Beat. In the midst of all this heat, the GGs are approached by Clutch, a Rudie who knew where Yoyo was. However, when the GGs give him his payment, he runs off without telling any information. They chase after him and interrogate him, where he apologizes, says he was “just having a little fun”, then reveals Yoyo was taken to the Fortified Residential Zone. When they arrive, they discovered the place rigged with bombs. They disable them all and finally save Yoyo.

Yoyo then tells the GGs what happened: he had heard of the Golden Rhinos and went searching for more information, and he had gotten caught. After the rescue, the Golden Rhinos begun tearing up the streets, which required the GGs to intervene. As soon as they clean the streets of all the Golden Rhinos, DJ Professor K is kidnapped and taken away. The owner of the Rokkaku Group, Gouji Rokkaku, uses this time to broadcast an announcement to the city to gather at the Shibuya bus terminal. Here, he blares odd, creepy music from a strange tower. He absorbs all the people into the tower, telling them to “wipe the pitiful smiles off your face” and to “let the evil show, baby”.

The GGs go to the bus terminal to stop him. They destroy Gouji’s Beat creatures and supposedly save the city. However, soon they are absorbed inside the tower. Inside the tower, Gouji transforms into a giant demon, but is defeated by the GGs again. The game ends as the tower is destroyed and Gouji apparently dies. An epilogue plays as DJ Professor K relates to the players how the hearts of men are easily corrupted by greed.

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