We see a fair amount of fast pass through our wash bay doors here at NWAS. Between Cats Exotics recent affinity for Heffner twin turbo cars and vehicles like the Exodus Supersports or the Suzuka Grey Twins, things just keep getting more powerful around here.

Just when we think we’ve seen it all, a truck pulls up outside.
Lynnwood Auto Detailing NorthWest Auto Salon Bugatti Veyron Grand SportBugatti Veyron Grand Sport at NorthWest Auto Salon

There were rumors of a Bugatti Veyron coming to town for a surprise visit to E@RTC, and we were hoping we might get to take a peek at it before the weekend. Without a doubt, this car had seen the rounds & was ready for more with a busy Memorial Day weekend ahead doing press for the Seattle Times, making an appearance at Redmond Town Center, and heading to Chateau Ste. Michelle for the Staycation. Excited to see it shining & looking proper, we moved it into the wash bay and set to work on our 24 Step hand wash.

Lynnwood Auto Detailing NorthWest Auto Salon Bugatti Veyron Grand SportBugatti Veyron Grand Sport at NorthWest Auto Salon

Mike & Solomon knew the Veyron had to be back on the road almost as soon as it arrived, so they moved quickly around the 16:4′s curvacious exterior hitting every spot. Even the most average of autos get a lot of bugs in their grill & grime on their wheels, and the Bugatti’s long split wide mouths and massive rotors are no exception. Utilizing cross drilled, radially vented carbon fiber reinforced silicon carbide composite discs, the Grand Sport is well capable of slowing its 4,000+ pound body within legal cruising speeds if you feel so inclined. Bugatti claims maximum deceleration of 1.3 g’s on road tires, and unless you have $70k to have the set of rubbers removed & replaced in France we highly suggest you take their word for it.

Lynnwood Auto Detailing NorthWest Auto Salon Bugatti Veyron Grand SportBugatti Veyron Grand Sport at NorthWest Auto Salon

Lynnwood Auto Detailing NorthWest Auto Salon Bugatti Veyron Grand SportBugatti Veyron Grand Sport at NorthWest Auto Salon

Lynnwood Auto Detailing NorthWest Auto Salon Bugatti Veyron Grand SportBugatti Veyron Grand Sport at NorthWest Auto Salon

Shedding dirt, beading water and looking sudsy, Solomon sprayed down the 16:4 and started the drying process. To further ensure a scratch free finish even with basic washing, we hand dry using compressed air and synthetic, highly absorbent towels.

Lynnwood Auto Detailing NorthWest Auto Salon Bugatti Veyron Grand SportBugatti Veyron Grand Sport at NorthWest Auto Salon

Given the green light on photos with just a few minutes to spare before the Bugatti needed to head for downtown, we positioned the Veyron in our cyclorama nose out & snapped a few glamor shots.

Lynnwood Auto Detailing NorthWest Auto Salon Bugatti Veyron Grand SportBugatti Veyron Grand Sport at NorthWest Auto Salon

Lynnwood Auto Detailing NorthWest Auto Salon Bugatti Veyron Grand SportBugatti Veyron Grand Sport at NorthWest Auto Salon

The Bugatti’s brilliant silver finish looked almost like bare aluminum underneath the light diffuser. The beautifully stitched tan hides and finely machined equipage exude a level of craftsmanship that is unlike anything else. This was the first Veyron to grace our booth, and hopefully it won’t be the last! A vehicle of such magnitude deserves to captured with care, and having even one more hour to spend photographing the Veyron would be a dream.

Lynnwood Auto Detailing NorthWest Auto Salon Bugatti Veyron Grand SportBugatti Veyron Grand Sport at NorthWest Auto Salon

Just like sharks smelling blood in the water, the strong scent of horsepower brought out some company.  Before the Bugatti could even make it out of the building, there was another top speed contender waiting right outside our doors.

Grand Sport, meet the SSC Ultimate Aero.

Lynnwood Auto Detailing NorthWest Auto Salon Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport SSC Ultimate AeroBugatti Veyron Grand Sport at NorthWest Auto Salon

Sensing a disturbance near by, another challenger appeared – the NWAS wrapped matte white eGarage Koenigsegg CCX.

Lynnwood Auto Detailing NorthWest Auto Salon Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport SSC Ultimate Aero Koenigsegg CCXBugatti Veyron Grand Sport at NorthWest Auto Salon

Lynnwood Auto Detailing NorthWest Auto Salon Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport SSC Ultimate Aero Koenigsegg CCXBugatti Veyron Grand Sport at NorthWest Auto Salon

We managed to snap a few photos of the trio together before the Grand Sport hit the road, and as it stands this might be the first time in recorded history that these three have ever been together.

The combined horsepower pictured above must be somewhere over 3,000 and counting. If it was possible to add the top speeds of these vehicles up, their compounded limit could potentially break the sound barrier. Such speed seems almost unimaginable for vehicles that are engineered to stick to the ground, rather than lift off it!

Lynnwood Auto Detailing NorthWest Auto Salon Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport SSC Ultimate Aero Koenigsegg CCXBugatti Veyron Grand Sport at NorthWest Auto Salon

Like all good things, our time with the Veyron had come to an end. It’s always an amazing experience working alongside cars of this magnitude, even if they’re just stopping by for a hand wash.

Lynnwood Auto Detailing NorthWest Auto Salon Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport SSC Ultimate Aero Koenigsegg CCXBugatti Veyron Grand Sport at NorthWest Auto Salon

If you’d like to schedule your own hand wash or need more information about what our detailing services can offer your vehicle, contact us today!


2 thoughts on “1,000hp and Beyond: Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport at NWAS”

  1. Scott Tucker says:

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    1. NWAS says:

      Cheers, glad you enjoyed it!

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