2010 Landspeed Worldrecord Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport - 431 kph (268 mph)
Wolfsburg/ Molsheim July 4th 2010 - On a beautiful sunny day at 25 degrees the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport achieved a new landspeed world record for production cars, on the proving grounds of the Volkswagen Group at Ehra-Lessien (nearby its headquarters at Wolfsburg). In the presence of the German Technical Inspection Agency (TÜV) and a representative of Guinness Book of Records the Super Sport achieved an average top speed of 431 kph (268 mph).
Had a model been especially popular or highly successful in races, Ettore Bugatti's customers often pushed the master to tease out of the engine a few more horsepower for their car. Bugatti Automobile S.A.S. had been in a similar situation when their existing customers asked the company to not only design their second model optically differently but to also create a version with a sportier and more extreme driving experience. The results is a car with a uniquely high performance of 1.200 hp (882 kW) offering experienced drivers a whole new dimension of excitement, with a maximum torque of 1.500 Newton metres and a limited top speed of 415 kph (258 mph) to protect the tyres- but, the technique of the Super Sport is identical to the record car. The first five Super Sports to come off the production line will continue a special series of their own, with the same configuration as the landspeed record car.
The Super Sport is a consequence of the further development of the classic exclusive 1.001 hp Bugatti Veyron launched in 2005. This model offers a stunning set of specifications, such as twin clutch gearbox with seven speeds, the extraordinary precise driving performance in bends and excellent stability when braking and accelerating.
Four enlarged turbochargers and bigger intercoolers have been used to boost the power of the 16-cylinder engine, and the chassis has been extensively redesigned to maintain safety at extreme speed - thanks to slightly raised main spring travel, stronger stabilizers, and new shock absorbers with a complex architecture originally developed for racing cars.
The body has been fine-tuned to improve aerodynamic efficiency and maintain a perfect balance in every situation, while the new fibre structure of the all-carbon monocoque ensures maximum torsion rigidity and passive safety - at reduced weight. The skin is made entirely of carbon-fibre composites, and the new Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport is available in 100 percent clear lacquered exposed carbon on request.
The Super Sport's flat, elongated silhouette is immediately recognizable. The 16 cylinder engine gets its air from two NACA ducts integrated into the roof, rather than from scoops above the engine bay. The front air intakes have been expanded and reshaped, with the lower one extending elegantly around the sides to the wheel arch. The revised back looks sportier due to the double diffuser and a centrally arranged exhaust system.
Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S. has sold 260 Veyrons and 35 Grand Sports by now, of which 249 Veyrons and 22 Grand Sports have been delivered. The Super Sport will enter production this autumn at Molsheim.
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