The lightning fast Bugatti Veyron just became even faster

Published on August 23rd, 2010

Bugatti, a prestigious automotive brand with a proud heritage and name that needs no introduction, which was revived from the almost forgotten and buried past a couple of years ago by the Volkswagen Group, has very recently introduced what is said to be the final version of the Bugatti Veyron supercar – the 16.4 Super Sport.

The Bugatti Veyron Super Sport was reveiled to have clocked hitting what is a flying speed of 267.91mph at Volkswagen’s Ehra-Lessein test track two months ago in June. However, speedsters and speedfreaks who are super rich to afford such an automotive statement of sheer wealth and bragging rights, will be disappointed to know that the production model of this Bugatti Veyron Super Sport will have its top speed exploits and capabilities restricted to 258mph, for the sake of protecting this supercar’s equally expensive tyres, as well as for safety.

Anyway, there are not that many long stretches of roads or highways around the globe for the lucky, select few, future prospective owners of the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport to put it to the test where top speed is concerned, and then there is the matter of being daring and bold enough to drive such a supercar to such flying speeds.

The Bugatti Veyron Super Sport’s limited top speed of 258mph is still good enough to land it the title of the world’s fastest production car, though.

Apart from limiting the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport’s top speed to a world’s fastest production car speed of 258mph, Bugatti has promised lucky, future prospective owners of this supercar that the rest of the production model will be identical to the record-breaking car.

The original Bugatti Veyron was first launched five years ago back in 2005 to a whirlwind of interest and awe from around the globe, as apart from its unique good looks, it had neatly tucked in its engine bay an 8.0-litre W16 16-cylinder engine that astonishingly produced a whopping 987bhp. The Bugatti Veyron Super Sport has the same engine in its engine bay, but it has been fine tuned by the Bugatti engineers and the monstrous engine now manages to churn out a jaw-dropping 1,184bhp, 197bhp more than the predecessor model.

The higher horsepower output and thus equally high top speed comes courtesy of larger turbochargers, which explains where 197bhp of extra power came from, and the chassis and aerodynamics of the Super Sport have been heavily modified in order to cope with the additional adrenaline inducing and mind-boggling performance.

Only 40 very exclusive units of the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport will be built and they will make up the remainder of the Veyron’s restricted 300 only-model run.

The first five supercars of this proud Bugatti line will be finished in the surprising but distinctive colour choice of orange and carbon fibre to match the record-breaking supercar. These first five supercars will be known as the World Record Edition and not surprisingly, have all been snapped up, although do not at all be surprised to find one such example of the first five World Record Edition being seen and spotted once in an orange eclipse of the moon on Malaysian roads.

Bugatti has yet to reveal an official price for the Super Sport, but an estimated figure of £1.4 million is rumoured to be the likely pricetag.

words: Azdee Amir  pix: Worldwide Web


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