Wolfsburg/Molsheim, July 4, 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 km/h (267.81 mph).
How long will that record last, I wonder? Especially with a lot of the larger (relatively speaking) supercar manufacturers swtiching focus to efficiency, perceived quickness, and driving dynamics, is anyone pursuing flat out land speed anymore? Is playing catch-up with Bugatti just too hard economically?
Oh well. As awesome as the Bugatti is, I'd still take a slower, sexier supercar. I don't know of too many places with enough straight away to reach 267 mph safely. I can cruise at >100mph on interstate highways in the US no problem, and it's plenty fun.
Ill save 1.3mill, and invest in a porsche 9ff... Sorry but it will walk away from a Veyron, maybe not the Veyron SS, but it will be close in a standing mile race. Lots of cars break the 250mph speed barrier, they are production cars, tho not stock
Koenigsegg has the new "Agera R" out this year. It's got 1115 BHP and weighs only a ton. Twin turbocharged 5.0L V8. It's simply amazing.
Pics and specs here:
As much a I love Porsches, for the money I would have to take a long look at the Nissan GT-R as the Veron is way out of my price range.
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Courtesy of Autoblog (Canada):
"Last week, the Hennessey Venom GT laid claim (unofficially) to the world's fastest production car with a top speed of 265.7 miles per hour, but more importantly, it brought to light that the previous record holder, the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, may have had an unfair advantage. According to Hennessey, the Veyron SS that topped out at 267.8 mph (431 km/h) back in 2010 had a modified speed restrictor, and The Sunday Times is reporting that Guinness World Records agrees. ...."
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