Official: Bugatti Reclaims the Fastest Production Car Throne with the Veyron 16.4 Super Sport

By | July 5, 2010

Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport

As we’ve reported, Bugatti is set to release an even more powerful version of its Veyron, the 16.4 Super Sport, thus promoting it to uber-uber car status.  Bugatti couldn’t wait until the public debut at Pebble Beach next month and sent their test driver to the massive Volkswagen test track to lay down some top speed runs. The result was a blistering average of 267.81 mph, putting Bugatti back on top as the fastest production car in the world!

Bugatti last topped the list back in 2005 with a record speed of 255.8, only to be knocked out by the then unknown SSC Ultimate Aero TT with a 256.14 mph run. The little American company (that has nothing to do with Carol Shelby) held the top speed throne until yesterday when the Super Sport obliterated it by 11 mph!

With auto manufacturers seemingly cutting back on performance, Bugatti may own the record as long as Mclaren, who held the top spot for 11 years. But you never know. Koenigsegg, Gumpert (or one of the handful of crazy named boutique supercar manufacturers) may gun for the top spot.  Only time will tell. For now, the new orange and black menace is top dog in the realm of speed.

Bugatti Veyron Super SportVeyron Super Sport

[Autoblog, Brandon Christiansen]

1 Comment

AJ on July 6, 2010 at 12:58 am.

What I thought was ridiculous was that they’re limiting the new Super Sports back to ~256mph because they don’t have street-legal tires that can stand up to that speed. That means that someone is going to buy this supercar which is capable of going just as fast as the last version +2mph :) At least the acceleration is better.

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