Bugatti’s newest edition to the Veyron class is the 16.4 Super Sport. This groundbreaking machine possesses even more power than the standard Veyron, with power output increased from 1,001 hp to a mind-boggling 1200hp with 1500Nm of torque. This culminated in the Veyron 16.4 Super Sport reclaiming top spot as the fastest production car after it had previously lost its title to the SSC Ultimate Aero TT
During testing the Super Sport topped out at 269.8mph with an average speed of 267.81mph, which has been recorded and verified by Guinness World Records officials. However, when car sales begin later this month, the Super Sport’s max speed will be restricted to a “paltry” 415km/h (257.9mph). Buggatti have revealed that the first five Super Sports’ to be made will constitute a special series the World Record Edition, retaining the exact spec as the record-breaking model
This most recent record to be smashed by Bugatti reaffirms its position at the pinnacle of sports car production. Bugatti have increased car sales year on year since the inception of the Veyron and this latest record will only strengthen its position. In order to cope with the extra bhp produced, the Super Sport’s chassis has been constructed entirely from a superior strength and lightweight carbon fibre. It has been fitted with four enlarged turbochargers and newly improved intercoolers than can be found on the traditional Veyron.
Official car sales will not begin until mid-August when the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport will be unveiled at the Pebble Beach Concours Show in California and for its sheer spine-tingling exhilaration factor I cannot think of better way of spending a spare €1,223,679 you might have lying around.