New 1200-HP Veyron Hits 268 MPH, Sets New Land Speed RecordBy Chris Weiss
The Hennessy Venom GT hasn’t even officially made it out of the shop, and it’s already old news. Bugatti’s new Veyron Super Sport can now boast a record-shattering run that averaged 268 mph. The superest of Bugatti supercars set the Guiness World Record this past Saturday at the Volkswagen Group’s Ehra-Lessien track. The title cited by Bugatti’s press release is “landspeed world record for production cars.” 268 is definitely a lofty feat.
Bugatti calls the Super Sport “the climax of the Veyron series,” working the 8.0-liter 16-cylinder engine to 1,200 hp and 1,106 lb-ft using four enlarged turbochargers and larger intercoolers. The massive engine is paired to a twin-clutch seven-speed. The Super Sport also features a revised chassis and enhanced aerodynamics. Unfortunately for those bastards that will be lucky enough to drive one, the production version will be electronically “limited” to 258 mph to “to protect them tyres.”
The Bugatti Veyron Super Sport will be one of the beauties being paraded around at the Pebble Beach Concours in August. It will begin production in the fall, with the first five examples being called the World Record Edition. Those five are already sold. [via WCF]