It is a fact of life that no sooner someone deems anything man made and new to be the ultimate expression of … and … never to be surpassed, it is only a matter of time before someone will meet the challenge and contradict the statement.
When the 1001hp Bugatti Veyron EB 16.4 was launched I remember at least one BBC presenter falling into just such a trap and today’s featured car a Bugatti Veyron EB 16.4 Super Sport World Record Edition is the proof that it was a trap.
The Super Sport features aero and engine upgrades that raise the power out put to 1200hp and 1500 lbs / ft torque.
Pierre Henri Raphanel, Bugatti’s official test driver was officially credited with an average top speed 267.856 mph when driving a Super Sport at Volkswagen’s Ehra-Lessien test facility.
Super Sports are usually electronically restricted to a 258 mph top speed allegedly to stop the tyres from disintegrating.
The Super Sport will reach 60 mph from rest in 2.4 seconds and cover the 1.4 mile in 9.6 seconds.
It is said Super Sport production was to be limited to 30 units, I am not sure if this includes a number of further one off’s and sub special editions.
The tangerine and black, reminiscent of a BRM colour scheme in my humble opinion, Bugatti Veyron, EB 16.4 World Record Edition seen here at Goodwood Festival of Speed is one of just 5 WRE units.
Thanks for joining me on this “World Record Edition” edition of “Gettin’ a li’l psycho on tyres” I hope you will join me again tomorrow when I’ll be returning to some of the highlights of the Castle Combe Classic meeting earlier in the month. Don’t forget to come back now !