A new world record has been set by Bugatti’s test driver Pierre Henri Rahanel. He piloted the new Bugatti Veyron Super Sport to an amazing 267.81 mpg at Volkswagen’s Ehra-Lessian high speed oval.
To make the record stand Pierre had to make high speed passes in both directions, watched by the Guinness book of records. With runs of 265.9 and 269.8 mph, Pierre was able to gain an average terminal speed of 267.81 mpg, this sets a new world record for a production car.
The Veyron 16.4 Super Sport is Bugatti’s most powerful version yet, pushing out 1,200 horsepower and 1,106 ft lb or torque. Along with a modified aerodynamic kit the first five Super Sports to roll of the production line will be the same mix of orange and black as the record breaker, but will be limited to 257.9 mph for the protection of the tires.
Known as the World Record Edition these five have already been sold, and will join the 249 Veyron’s that have been delivered. Bugatti will display the new car at Pebble Beaches Concours weekend in California set for the middle of August. With the current Veyron’s reign coming to an end we wait in anticipation for their next offering.
Check out Bugatti’s full press release on the link below, and tell us “is this the fastest we will see a production car go” ?
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