The latest fastest and most powerful automobile ever: 1001 horsepower, zero to 188 mph in 14 seconds.

Witness the result of an auto industry executive’s ego run amok. Even with a price tag of $1.25 million each, Volkswagen won’t make a dime on this, the world’s fastest and most powerful automobile ever created, commissioned by former VW head Ferdinand Piech before he retired. The 2006 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 has been a long time coming, but exotic car fanatics agree that it was worth the wait. Running a sixteen-cylinder engine force-induced by four turbochargers, the Veyron produces an eye-bugging 1001 horsepower and 922 lb.-ft. of torque – though final engine output figures for North America are yet to be set. Bugatti claims a launch from 0-188 mph can be achieved in a mere fourteen seconds and that the Veyron can reach a top speed of 250 mph. Now the down side; just 300 copies of the hand-built Bugatti Veyron will be made, with only 100 coming stateside. Damn. Guess you’ll just have to go with that new Chevy Aveo sedan, instead.

2006 Bugatti Veyron