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Bugatti Veyron Super Sport 2010

Written By Nathen Bridgwater on Monday, October 3, 2011 | 1:45 AM

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Bugatti Veyron Super Sport (2010) ...The Veyron Super Sport features an engine power increase from the standard 1,001 PS (736 kW; 987 bhp) to 1,200 PS (880 kW; 1,200 bhp) and torque of 1,500 N·m (1,100 lbf·ft) and a revised aerodynamic package. It has a 431.072 km/h (267.856 mph) top speed, making it the fastest road car in production, although it is electronically limited to 415 km/h (258 mph) to protect the tyres from disintegrating.It was shown publicly for the first time at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance in August 2010.The first five of an unannounced production run made its debut in a matte black and orange colour combination, all of which have been spoken for. It is valued at GB£1.7 million and Bugatti have stated that only 30 will be produced.


On 4 July 2010, Bugatti's official test driver Pierre Henri Raphanel drove the Super Sport version of the Veyron on Volkswagen's Ehra-Lessien high-speed test track to establish the car's top speed. With representatives of the Guinness Book of Records and German Technical Inspection Agency (TÜV) on hand, Raphanel made passes around the big oval in both directions achieving an average maximum speed of 431.072 km/h (267.856 mph), thus taking back the title from the SSC Ultimate Aero TT as the fastest production vehicle of all time. The 431.072 km/h mark was reached by averaging the Super Sport's two test runs, the first reaching 427.93 km/h (265.90 mph) and the second 434.20 km/h (269.80 mph). Once produced for sale, the first five Super Sports will sport the same black and orange finish as the first production car, which was used to set the speed record.

Prior to the record-breaking run, the Super Sport was featured on Series 15, Episode 5 of Top Gear, where presenter James May attempted to set the speed record. It managed 417 km/h (259 mph), briefly setting a new production car speed record. This was broken later in the day, by Pierre Henri Raphanel claiming it through runs in both directions (May only did one run in one direction). The car then went round the Top Gear Test Track and topped the lap leader board with a 1:16.8 time, beating the 1:17.1 record set previously by the Gumpert Apollo Sport.
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