At the VW Ehra-Lessien proving ground, the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport has set the new production car land speed record with a smashing number. Hitting 267 mph, the new Bugatti world record thrashed the previous 256.23 mph time set by the SSC Ultimate Aero in Nevada back in 2007. Beating the previous world land speed record by 11 mph is unbelievable, but then again, the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport is an amazing sports car. So, what exactly were the improvements to this Bugatti that previous models were left without?
Well, the Veyron still shares the same 16 cylinder 8.0-liter powerplant, however bigger turbos and larger intercoolers increased the power to 1,183 bhp with torque at 1,106 lb-ft. Besides the insane figures of whats under the hood, this Bugatti is significantly lighter due to the completely carbon fiber black and orange skin. This new body saved around 50 kg for the Veyron, giving it a slight advantage with the stiffer suspension, new NACA ducts, and a redesigned double diffuser.
The Bugatti Super Sport hits the same 2.5 second time of 0 to 62 mph as the standard Veyron, however the 0 to 124 mph and 0 to 186 mph times will make your jaw drop. It was able to reach 124 mph in just 7.3 seconds, and exactly 15 seconds to reach a ridiculous 186 mph. The official time was averaged out of two runs from the Bugatti driver. The first sprint reached 265.96 mph on its upwind run, while the return leg netted a 269.86 mph speed to give an average of around 267 mph in this Bugatti Veyron Super Sport.