Volkswagen Rabbit And Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse Are Worlds Apart But Share An $18 Common Part!

Mar 21, 2017 04:20 AM EDT | Eugene Paul

Who would've known that two entirely vehicles share a common part which is even less than $20! Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse and Volkswagen Rabbit can't even be compared in any way but it is interesting to know that it is bonded by one cheap part. What could this mystery part be?

According to Road and Track, both cars have the same National Part Number 716102, Seal, Rear Crank. This was found in the 1.7-liter four-cylinder engine of the brand new Volkswagen Rabbit. Everywhere the engine went, the seal will definitely be there. This is also same for the Bugatti Veyron 16.4, which is considerably the most expensive and most exotic ever produced.

Having bonded by a rear crank, how are these two fare in its own class? According to Auto Car, the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse is powerful eight-liter W16 engine with four turbochargers. The maximum power of 1183bhp is developed to produce 6400rpm an insane 1106 pound-feet of torque. It is also mated to a seven-speed, dual clutch gearbox.

This is definitely one fast and powerful ride enough to leave all competitions behind. Though the Volkswagen Rabbit is nothing compared to the Veyron, it is an attractive ride on its own right. According to Edmunds, the most recent Rabbit was first introduced for 2006 which replaces the Golf. It was offered as two or four-door hatchback in just one trim level and only one engine choice.

After two years, it was updated as the earlier engine which is able to produce 150-horsepower from a five-cylinder engine was replaced by one that's more powerful with 170-horsepower. For 2009, the four-door option was also made available with the automatic. The Volkswagen Rabbit has high-quality cabin trim which imparted rare in its kind.

Imagine, the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse is almost a thousand-horsepower stronger and more powerful than the Volkswagen Rabbit, yet it shares a part that's only $18. Who knew that National Part Number 716102, Seal, Rear Crank would bond both completely different rides. It only proves that in some aspects, high-end and more affordable cars share something in common and work seamlessly no matter how cheap the part is.

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