Bugatti has decided to give something extra to prospective customers of the new Veyron 16.4 Super Sport, the ‘world’s fastest road going car’ title (certified by the Guinness Book of World Records).
As if a four figure horsepower figure wasn’t enough, the company have now pushed power delivery from 1,001hp to 1,200hp, with an amazing 1,500Nm of torque. This is able to produce the record breaking top speed of 425km/h which was done on the proving grounds of the Volkswagen Group at Ehra-Lessien by Bugatti’s official test driver Pierre Henri Raphanel.
Power output of such intensity has been achieved with the help of four enlarged turbochargers and bigger intercoolers on the 16 cylinder engine. The chassis has also been redesigned to handle the extreme speed, which includes slightly raised main-spring travel, stronger stabilisers, and new shock absorbers with a complex architecture originally developed for racing cars. Combined with the intelligent all-wheel drive system, the Super Sport is able to handle the acceleration that 1,500Nm produces when exiting corners.
Helping achieve a planted feel, the aerodynamics of the car has been fine-tuned along with the use of new carbon fibre monocoque structure which stiffens the body of the car. The exterior will also be covered in carbon fibre composites and will be available in 100 per-cent clear- lacquered exposed carbon on request.
Complimenting that extreme look would be exterior revisions that make the Super Sport look, well, sporty! This includes NACA ducts integrated into the roof, front air intakes that have been expanded and reshaped, and revised double diffuser and a centrally arranged exhaust system.
The first five cars will sport a special black exposed carbon and orange finish and will be called the “World Record Edition” in commemoration of their speed record. It will make its official public debut at the Pebble Beach Concours weekend in California this August.
Look after the jump for a picture gallery of the car and the record attempt.
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