When it comes to blurring speeds the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport has become synonymous with record shattering speeds at each turn. Having delivered record breaking speeds time and again, the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 decided to do a last hurrah with the Super Sport. This car epitomizes the best the German owned French automobile maker has learnt through the years with the Bugatti Veyron 16.4.
The Volkswagen owned Ehra-Lessien track serves as a host of its subsidiaries where you can spot Lamborghinis, Audis, Bentleys, Porsches et al having a run. The track has witnessed 2 record breaking speeds of the McLaren F1 and the Bugatti Veyron. Thus, it was in order for Bugatti to test the Veyron Super Sport on this track. In July, 2010, the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport recorded the fastest speed for a production car at 267.856 mph. The record was done by the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport World Record Edition. They were 5 units in number all spotting a predominantly black look, with a base of orange. The World Record Edition Super Sports had taken off the limiters which limited speed to 258 mph.
The Bugatti Veyron Super Sport had a production line of 30 units, this is inclusive of the World Record editions. All 30 units are each more than capable of achieving the world record speed. Even the other 25 regular units can achieve the top speed once their speed limiters are removed.
The Super Sport has a behemoth 1200bhp engine that helps you get top speeds. With such power accelerating takes seconds.
That is relatively fast, with such speeds this Bugatti has an appetite for fuel where it guzzles the full tank in seconds after reaching its highest speed. These speeds are quite dizzying as you can overtake F1 racecars or even a speed train.
Now the tricky part about Bugatti’s business is they have to mix safety, speed and comfort to their design. After all, Bugatti is a luxury supercar, meaning it isn’t just a chassis and steering wheel as it goes out of its way to offer a custom luxury feel. The Bugatti isn’t about going fast as it is also about looking good.
A challenger has emerged to the Bugatti crown, and that is the Hennessey Venom GT, which clocked 270.49 mph, at the Kennedy Space Station in February 14, 2014. However, Guinness didn’t award it the record, as it didn’t complete the two runs needed, and it planned to only make 16 units, instead of the 30 units specified to receive the Guinness Book of Records Award. Unlike, the Bugatti, the Hennessey is all about speed, and it packs all that in a Lotus Exidge chassis.
2016 promises to be a year where Hennessey and Bugatti will renew their rivalry. As they each have new models coming out and each promising to be faster than the previous model with more horse power. The Bugatti is scheduled to release the Chiron, while Hennessey are scheduled to release the Venom F5. Each car is expected to surpass the 1200 bhp mark and each car seems to be ambitious enough to be the fastest car in the world.
Tell us what you think about the Veyron 16.4, has it done great service to the automobile industry and were you disappointed with the Super Sport finale?