Bugatti Veyron Super Sport

  • Bugatti Veyron Super Sport
  • Bugatti Veyron Super Sport
  • Bugatti Veyron Super Sport

    Two short years after the original Bugatti Veyron shocked the world with a groundbreaking 254 mph top speed (and its 1,001 horsepower quad-turbocharged W-16 engine), a boutique supercar builder in America unleashed a 257 mph land rocket called the SSC Aero. With no additional attempts to reclaim the top-speed title, Bugatti appeared content simply knowing that its car was superior in every other way. But now we know that having the second-fastest car on the road did not sit well with the French automaker. Enter the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport. With larger turbochargers and bigger intercoolers, Bugatti engineers were able to squeeze 200 more hp out of the Veyron’s 8-liter 16-cylinder engine—bringing the grand total to 1,200 hp and 1,106 foot-pounds of torque. More power equates to more speed, so on July 3, 2010, the Super Sport proved its worth with a record-breaking run of 268 mph. To commemorate this achievement Bugatti released five examples of the World Record Edition Super Sport, all of which are currently spoken for, with the same configuration as the land- speed-record car. Unfortunately, all Super Sport models will be limited to 258 mph—yes, even the World Record Edition cars—to protect the tires. But this should not dissuade anyone interested in owning the world’s fastest production car, because the Super Sport puts the Bugatti Veyron back on top—even if it’s only by 1 mph.

    From Around the Web...
    The 1950 Ferrari 166 MM Barchetta that will be available at the RM Sotheby's Amelia Island sale.
    From a provenance-rich roadster to a rare Rolls-Royce, each car is any collector’s dream…
    Porsche 550 Spyder
    The Seduction Motorsports 550 Spyder offers alluring retro details and mandatory modern upgrades…
    Inside the Bugatti Atelier in Molsheim, France.
    With assembly done by hand, the Chiron’s construction is the only slow aspect of the automobile…
    The Ferrari 812 Superfast
    The marque’s cutting-edge coupe carries a 789 hp, 6.5-liter V-12 that allows a top speed of 211 mph…
    Indian Roadmaster Classic
    Vintage design elements distinguish the Roadmaster Classic, a variant of the acclaimed Roadmaster…
    Faraday Future Dragon Racing competes in Formula E.
    The premier publishing brand brings added voltage to the hard-charging electric-vehicle race team…
    A Woodill Wildfire from the 1954 film Johnny Dark with Tony Curtis.
    From McQueen’s racer in Le Mans to Presley’s Corvette in Clambake, these machines made movie magic…
    The Chevrolet Camaro 1LE performance package makes the legendary muscle car more agile on the...
    Range Rover SVAutobiography Dynamic
    Shorter than the SVAutobiography, the new SUV handles better and is just as refined…
    Copyright and courtesy of Gooding & Company. Photo by Mathieu Heurtault.
    Two Aston Martin coupes and a roadster from Lancia are among the favorites to fall under the hammer…