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Latest model: Bugatti Veyron Super Sport 2011
Bugatti Veyron Super Sport 2011On a beautiful sunny day at 25 degrees the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport achieved a new landspeed world record for production vehicles, 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 Bugatti Veyron Super Sport achieved an average top speed of 431 km/h.



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Saturday, 2 pm - Bugatti's Pilote Officiel Pierre Henri Raphanel puts his helmet and gloves on, pulls the security belts tight whilst the developers check the vehicle a very last time: tyre pressure, temperature, all systems go. Then the orange black Bugatti Veyron Super Sport crosses the light barrier, from now on the time will be taken, within one hour the vehicle has to drive from South to North and then in the opposite direction. No one but the driver is allowed to touch the vehicle during this time. The tension rises. A few minutes later we can hear from the left side the audio of a starting jumbo jet coming closer towards us. First we perceive the headlights of the Veyron, then we can recognize the shape of the vehicle, a loud wooosh…. and Raphanel dashes in top speed past us. The Gps-tachometer stops at 427, 933 km/h. Now the same procedure from the opposite direction. This time the vehicle reaches 434211, km/h. As average top speed the representatives of the Tüvand Guinness generate a value of 431072, km/h (268 mph). This even hit Bugatti's engineering team by surprise.

We took it that we would reach an average value of 425 km/h, explains Bugatti's chief engineer Dr. Wolfgang Schreiber, but the conditions today were ideal and allowed even more.

Had a model been especially well-known or highly successful in races, Ettore Bugatti's buyers often pushed the master to tease out of the motor a few horsepower more for their future vehicle. Bugatti Automobiles S. had been in a alike situation when their existing buyers asked the company to not only layout their second model optically differently but to also create a version with a sportier and more extreme driving experience. The result is a vehicle with a uniquely high performance of 1200-hp, (882 Kw) product experienced drivers a whole new dimension of excitement, with a maximum torque of 1500, Newton metres and a limited top speed of 415 km/h (to protect the tyres) but, the technique of the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport is identical to the record vehicle. The first five Bugatti Veyron Super Sports to come off the production line will constitute a special series of their own, with the same customization as the landspeed record vehicle.