Bugatti has reportedly extended its order for the unique seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox in the Veyron through 2014. Originally, the automaker had only maintained a contract for the transmissions through the end of 2013. Rumors have been swirling around the possibility of a new iteration of the Veyron in the works capable of dropping a 1.8-second 0-60 time. It's entirely possible the new transmission order could be used in that contraption, though Bugatti isn't saying one way or the other.

The transmission is used only in the Veyron and has been engineered to withstand a full 1,200 horsepower by Ricardo. With shift times of less than 150 milliseconds and both automatic and manual modes, there's no other transmission like it in the world. Of course, they don't come cheap. Toast one of these and Bugatti will kindly ask for $120,000 for a replacement, not including installation.


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      Niels Marienlund
      • 1 Year Ago
      Does this mean we'll get about 60 more special editions?
      Shiftright
      • 1 Year Ago
      Eventually cars will accelerate so quickly that you will travel back in time. Here's hoping
      MONTEGOD7SS
      • 1 Year Ago
      I'd say your average Veyron won't even need a set of tires in its entire life, much less a new transmission.
      carguy1701
      • 1 Year Ago
      120k for a tranny? Damn. Have they broken any yet?
      Shiftright
      • 1 Year Ago
      I love the Veyron but I could buy so many cool, interesting cars for the price of one, and not be afraid to drive them every day.
      IBx27
      • 1 Year Ago
      Do you guys below me think the cost of a transmission replacement even crosses the mind of someone considering buying a one million dollar car?
        Donny Hoover
        • 1 Year Ago
        @IBx27
        Not to mention how many of these do you think are actually driven (to even have the opportunity to break the tranny)? For that matter, fewer yet are driven hard regularly to do it. Most probably just sit in a garage or showroom.