Bugatti Veyron Super Sport: Officially Still The Fastest Production Car

Bugatti Veyron Super Sport

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. Read More

The Hennessey Venom GT: The American Bugatti Gobbler

Hennesey Venom GT

The first time I heard of the Hennessey Venom GT I started to wonder, what does a cognac and car have in common? Until, I heard that it broke the Bugatti Veyron’s Super Sport record of 267.86 mph. There was no other way for the Hennessey Performance team to announce themselves better than by making the fastest street legal car.

The Hennessey name isn’t to be confused with the French making Cognac experts Hennessy, as the name was adopted from the founder John Hennessey.

This car has the chassis of a Lotus Eidge and the power of a Bugatti Veyron. This means you get a car that not only looks good but goes as fast as it should. Driving at 270.49 mph, it is the fastest street legal machine out there. Read More

How To Buy a Used Car: Get the Horse Power You Paid For

Used Car Lot

When buying a used car it can be quite a tricky affair. You have your used car salesman promising you heaven in a colourful suit and a beaming face. Falling for his charm you buy the car, and you are on the road where less than a kilometer away you’ve got engine problems. This doesn’t have to be you. You can make a wise decision when buying cars and here is how:

Tip No. 1 Buy a Two Year Old Car

A car in accounting usually has a useful life of 5 years.

A new car depreciates by 25% when it is driven out of the showroom. A car in accounting usually has a useful life of 5 years. So buying it at 2 years old you will be able to use it for more than two years where it can give you reliable and uninterrupted service. Thus, the prudent used car buyer buys his car when it’s at 2 years and sells it off when it is 4 years old. When the car surpasses 5 years of age it starts to bring on a lot of mechanical problems. Another problem of buying a car that is past its useful life is you’ll find it difficult to purchase its parts, which may result in you getting expensive imports. Today it’s the engine tomorrow it’s the exhaust system etc. you never run out of problems. With such expenditure on fixing your car it will come at such a huge cost to you. Read More

The Fastest Cars in History: See Which Cars Blazed The Trail Before You Were Even Born

Fastest Cars in History

When it comes to the fastest cars there has to be a distinction between production cars and concept cars. Production cars are available to anyone who has the capital, while concept cars are made to be displayed at auto shows for the purpose of gaining feedback from the public and media.

Having cleared that up, have you ever wondered, how did we ever get to the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport? Well, it all started in the year 1894 with the Benz Velo which had a paltry speed of 19 km/h. This was the first large scale production car. It was created by Karl Benz and stayed in production 1894 – 1902, with over 1200 units made. This car featured in the first ever automobile race Le Petit in 1894. Organizers of the event were not into fast finishes as they wanted to show that horseless carriages could be trusted and were cost effective to use. This race gave birth to all the modern day races which includes NASCAR and Formula 1. Read More

TurboCharged or Supercharged: Make The Distinction

Turbocharger vs Supercharger

In the car industry you are probably going to hear about both superchargers and turbochargers. Both have their hardened proselytizers who each have valid reasons.

First let us start off with their similarities, both are regarded as forced induction systems. They each compress air flowing into the engine cylinders where they can contribute to a raise of 50% intake of air producing 50% more power in the engine. However, it isn’t as efficient and you may experience roughly 30-40% more power.

Thus, both systems are for increasing power on your engine. Now, where the difference comes about is that each system is powered differently. Where the supercharger is hooked to the crankshaft of the car, while the turbocharger is connected to the exhaust stream. Ultimately, on this alone the turbocharger may be considered more efficient as it handles the exhaust waste and makes it into more power. Read More

Don’t Tire Your Tyres: Tips On How To Get The Best Out Of Your Tyres

Worn Out Tire

You may have seen a formula 1 pit stop where, the pit-crew is busy unscrewing and re-screwing in new tyres. The demands of this sport require quick adjustments. However, for the rest of us, we are afforded more time. However, with more time we are usually left wanting when it comes to the overall maintenance and health of our tires. Thus, here are a few tips on how to take care of your tires:

  1. Check If Your Tires Are Worn Out

Simply you have no excuse for not checking your tires to see if the tread still has a strong pattern or has started balding on the sides, or all over. Read More