The end-of-the-line Bugatti Veyron Super Sport isn't just the ultimate Bugatti. With a top speed of 268 mph, the 1,200-hp übercar is now also the new fastest production car in the world.
Just 30 of the ultra-rare, ultra-quick and ultra-pricey Bugatti Veyron Super Sports will be built as a final send off to one of the most coveted and extreme modern cars built. To mark the occasion Bugatti sent its test driver to Germany's Ehra-Lessen proving grounds along with some folks from the Guinness Book of Records to measure the top speed.
With a stated goal of 264 mph, Henri Raphanel managed to shatter the car's current top speed of 253 mph with two runs averaging 268 mph. It also left the 256 MPH SSC Ultimate Aero TT sucking its expensive German tailpipes. Unfortunately, the car will be electronically limited to just 258 mph so the owners don't destroy the tires.
All this speed comes courtesy of the additional 199 hp achieved through four larger turbos, some engine tuning, bigger intercoolers, and German troll dust. The chassis has also been tweaked with new shock absorbers and more travel to allow the car to stay planted to the road at high speeds while pulling 1.4 g's.
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The car will bow at the Pebble Beach Concours, but even if you had the money to afford it you'd be too late. This car is likely spoken for.