Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport: the fastest production car in the world ...
Yesterday at Volkswagen's Ehra-Lessien high-speed test track, a Bugatti Veyron was clocked at a staggering 434,211 km/h (269,806 mph). A return run of 427,933 km/h (265,905 mph) was enough for an official Guinness World Record of 431 km/h (268 mph). Needless to say, the car used was not an 'ordinary' Veyron; it was the highly anticipated Veyron 16.4 Super Sport. For safety reasons, the production version's top speed will be limited to a lowly 415 km/h (258 mph). While based on the original Veyron launched back in 2005, the Super Sport has quite a bit more up its sleeve than the previous limited edition models of the 16-cylinder supercar. Most importantly, it features four larger turbos and intercoolers. This has resulted in a 200 bhp power increase to 1200 bhp and an additional 250 Nm of torque. The exterior design has also been tweaked to make it even more slippery. The most notable change is the extended roof with NACA-ducts instead of the normal engine intake scoops. The nose has also been revised and the rear end features a new double diffuser.
The Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport will make its debut next month during the motoring week in Monterey with appearances at The Quail, a Motorsports Gathering, the Monterey Motorsport Reunion and the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. The first five productions cars will be replicas of the car used by Pierre Henri Raphanel to set the new world record with the same black and orange finish. These have already been sold but Bugatti is now taking orders for additional cars.
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2010 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport - Images, Specifications and Information
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