OFFICIAL: The New 1,200 HP Bugatti Veyron Super Sport Launched… In Guiness Book
Bugatti Veyron Super Sport is the fastest production car ever built, and this is not what just because the ones that built the supercar say it, but because Guiness Book of World Records say it.
The Guiness Book officials were the first outside VW Group to see the new Bugatti Veyron at work. And really saw something extraordinary, because this new hypercar set a new speed world record for production cars and the Volkswagen’s testing circuit, Ehra-Lessien, reaching 268 mph. The Germans were very confident about their latest creations and before showing it to the public they put it to such a test in order to have something to brag about.
This record was facilitated by the new power peaks Veyron Super Sport reaches, the horsepower plant with 16 cylinders developing 1,200 HP and 1106 lb-ft of torque. The 20% enhancement of the power was possible thanks to the changing of the 4 turbo units with some bigger ones and of the intercoolers. In addition, to handle the massive power the chassis was carefully adjusted and the supercar received new suspensions with a complex architecture, initially designed for racing models.
The dynamic senstions of this supercar rival with those of the world’s grates roller coasters, Super Sport generating lateral forces of 1.4 G. To have something to compare with, Ferrari Formula Rossa Roller Coaster in Dubai accelerates to 60 mph in 2 seconds and delivers lateral fores of 1,7 G. Bugatti said nothing about Veyron Supersport’s 0-60 mph time, but they tell us the the production version will have the speed limited to 258 mph, because the tires can’t handle the speed reached on the circuit on public roads.
Aesthetically, this model is different through some details that have a functional role, as the new roof that integrates the NACA scoops, the larger air scoops and the redesigned rear diffuser. Of course, the most visible change is the two-tone theme of the body, the kit being orange with black top. Is a combination that leaves room for some talking, but the entire body is made of carbon fiber.
This model will be launched in August at Peeble Beach Concours, and the first 5 units called World Record Edition were already sold. We still don’t know at what price, because it was not yet disclosed.