As if a 1,000 horsepower "Super-Car" weren't powerful enough for you, the Bugatti Veyron Supersport (now with a mind-numbing 1,200 HP) recently broke the production car speed record with an average speed of 267.86 mph. Tested at Germany's Ehra-Lessen proving grounds and verified by the Guinness Book of Records, the $2.5 million Supersport boasts 1,106 pound-feet of torque, four enlarged turbochargers and an 8-liter W-16 engine.
Scheduled to make its debut at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Élégance in August, the Veyron Supersport exceeded the previous record holder (Shelby SuperCars' Ultimate Aero) by over 10 mph and is expected to be the final model in the venerable Veyron line. But even if you have the money to purchase one of the 30 Supersports that are being built, you'll be sad to learn that Bugatti has electronically limited the top speed of the vehicle to a mere 257.9 mph - dashing the hopes of anyone trying to break the record themselves.
Some of the new features and improvements that help the Veyron Supersport reach such incredible speeds include improved turbos and bigger intercoolers, a revised aerodynamic kit and a newly fortified suspension. And while Bugatti has subtly tweaked some of the design elements as well, it's the obscene amount of power that have automotive enthusiasts drooling over the latest Veyron supercar.
Check out a few of the still images of the Supersport below:
Related Questions and AnswersDoes the Cost of a Bugatti Veyron Make it the Most Expensive Car in the World?
The Bugatti Veyron cost of $2.3 million makes it one of the most expensive vehicles on the market in the world today. This vehicle was introduced in August of 2010. It can reach top speeds of 268 MPH, which used to make it the fastest production vehicle in the world. The original version of this vehicle was released in 2005, with top speeds of 252 MPH, which can be reached in 55 seconds. It can go 0-60 in 2.5 seconds, and can do a quarter mile in 10.5 seconds. It is one of the most expensive production cars in the world.Is the Bugatti Veyron the Fastest Car in the World?
The Bugatti Veyron is no longer the fastest car in the world. It was the fastest production car in the world for a month or two. But since then, the SSC Ultimate Aero reached 268 MPH, beating out the Bugatti Veyron, which hit 267 MPH and went 0-60 MPH in 2.5 seconds. The Veyron is one of the most expensive production vehicles in the world today, though as it is on sale for $2.3 million, up from the $1.7 it was going for only a couple of months ago. The original Bugatti Veyron was released to the world in 2005.