1200bhp Bugatti Veyron Super Sport unveiled. Creates a new land speed record!

| July 5, 2010 | 0 Comments

This seems to be the season of the hypercars.  Recently we were talking about the dagger GT, a 2000bhp car which promises to vanquish the Bugatti Veyron when it arrives on the horizon. Also, a few days ago we had told you about Bugatti planning to come up with the biggest, baddest, meanest version of the world’s fastest production car – the Veyron, dubbed as the Veyron Super Sport. Now the company has unveiled the car to the world and how! The Buggati Veyron Super Sport has created a new land-speed record for any production car with an average terminal velocity of 267.81mph (429 km/h).
The production of this iconic hypercar is about to end soon, and Bugatti wanted to create the ultimate version of it. The company’s official test driver Pierre Henri Raphanel took the new car on Volkswagen’s Ehra-Lessian high-speed oval to test its top speed. In presence of representatives from records Raphanel made passes around the big oval in both directions.

With an increased power output of 1200bhp (from the stock 1001bhp), increased torque and a revised aerodynamic kit, Raphanel managed runs of 265.9 and 269.8 mph. The resultant average terminal velocity of 267.81 mph created the fastest land speed record achieved by any production car.

The first five production Super Sports will be draped in the same Black and orange livery as the record-making car. The car will be shown first time at the Pebble Beach in August.

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