Racing is a competition of speed, against an objective criterion, usually a clock or to a specific point. The competitors in a race try to complete a given task in the shortest amount of time.
Video: Bugatti Veyron EB 16.4
The Veyron EB 16.4 is named in honour of Pierre Veyron, a Bugatti development engineer, test driver and company race driver who, with co-driver Jean-Pierre Wimille, won the 1939 24 hours of Le Mans while driving a Bugatti.
The EB refers to Bugatti founder Ettore Bugatti and the 16.4 refers to the engine’s 16 cylinders and 4 turbochargers.