The Bugatti Veyron to most of us is like the Loch Ness monster. We have heard of the beast and know of its capabilities but few of us have ever gotten to see the mythical creature in person much less in action. Perhaps even more elusive than Nessy is the 2011 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport.
For starters there have only been 46 of these cars produced, all of which have been spoken for, and 6 have made their way to the US. The cost is a mere $2.7M and it comes with a set of shinny $35K run-flat Michelin tires, but these aren’t the staggering numbers. The staggering numbers lie deep within the belly of the beast, with its W-16 Quad-Turbo Charged (4 turbos) power plant that produces 1200 horsepower. The Super Sport rockets from 0-60 in 2.5 seconds, which is the same time as a Formula 1 car however the metal and carbon fiber mass weighs in at 4545 lbs.
The car just set a new top speed world record for production cars at 268 mph although you need a special key to go above 233 mph (see video below). In case your curious, the gauge cluster actually has a “horsepower gauge” to keep you well informed as to why your fuel consumption is 8/14 city/highway at all times.
Although I suggested retro-rockets to slow this car down, Bugatti went with a quieter 15.8” ceramic disc 8-piston caliper brake for the front and 15.0” ceramic disc 6-piston caliper brake for the rear.
Knowing that this is a commuter car for many of their clients, Bugatti designed the cockpit with the utmost luxury in mind and makes it quite comfortable to go 200+ mph. So why does Bugatti push the envelope and make what is already the fastest car in the world faster? Because they can! You really can’t beat what Bugatti has been able to accomplish and for the time being this is one of the most advanced road-going cars in history. I may consider putting my name on next year’s waiting list depending on what interest rates they offer.
Check out the below below as Top Gear max’s out the Veyron Super Sport on a 30 mile track!