267.856mph – let’s call it 268mph. Bugatti has announced the arrival of the Veyron Super Sport in suitable fashion – by taking it to VW’s Ehra-Lessien test track and reclaiming the world’s fastest production car record.
Driven by test driver Pierre-Henri Raphanel, the Super Sport hit 265.905mph in one direction, then 269.806mph in the other to comfortably claim the title from America’s 256.14mph SSC Ultimate Aero TT.
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Powered by a development of the 8.0-litre quad-turbo V16, the Super Sport boasts 1183bhp and 1106lb ft of torque – gains of 183bhp and 184lb ft over the 253mph standard car. This has been achieved through the use of bigger turbos and larger intercoolers, while the suspension and bodywork have also been modified.