Bugatti Veyron Super Sport : The 2nd Fastest Car in the World

Posted 13 January 2015 by

Nobody wants to end up in second place. Being in second place means that you were almost the best, fell short, and someone beat you for the top prize. For the German supercar Bugatti Automobiles, it might be tough being stripped of the title as the fastest car in the world, but for us, it is still amazing.

Top Gear named the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport as the Car of the decade, between 2000 and 2009, as well as the Best Car Driven All Year in 2005. The Guinness World Records also gave the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport the distinction of being the fastest road-legal production car in the world in 2010, when its top speeds clocked in at 267.856 miles per hour. And then Guinness discovered a modification in the testing unit, a deactivated speed limiter, which is not found in other units sold on the market.

So while the record might go to the Hennessey Vemon GT or revert to the Shelby SSC Ultimate Aero, there is no denying that the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport is still a pretty impressive car. Designed and engineered by Jozef Kaban, Hartmut Warkuss, and Wolfgang Schreiber. The Bugatti Veyron Super Sport is a special version of the original Bugatti Veyron, with a limited production of thirty units. The Super Sport boasts of a power output of 1,200 bhp and 1,500 Nm of torque. The aerodynamic package is also redesigned and improved, in order to complement the increased power output of the Super Sport edition.

Top speeds are tested to be at 267.856 miles per hour, although the team behind the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport is electronically limited to deliver top speeds of 258 miles per hour to prevent the car tires from being destroyed.

Bugatti also came out with a limited production of the World Record-setting Veyron Super Sport, called the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport World Record Edition. This is a very handsome car, with a black carbon body and orange details. Production of the World Record Edition is limited to five units. There was another edition of the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport introduced in 2011, called the Sang Noir. The Veyron Super Sport Sang Noir was unveiled in the 2011 Geneva Motor Show, with all-black exteriors and vivid orange interiors. The regular edition of the Super Sport comes with a price tag of around US$2.66 million, and the Sang Noir is priced at US$3.4 million.

The Super Sport edition of the Bugatti Veyron was unveiled in The Quail in 2010, and made subsequent appearances in the 2010 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance and the 2010 Monterey Historic Races at the Laguna Seca.

While it can be quite weird to boast about having the second fastest car in the world, owning the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport is still worth its steep price tag. It is a solid supercar with impressive, high design-conscious interiors and exteriors. There is nothing wrong with being second best, especially if the second placer is the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport.

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