2011 Bugatti Veyron SS
Engine: 8.0L quad-turbo W-16
Torque: 1,200 lb-ft. @6,000 rpm
Horsepower: 1,106 hp @2,200 rpm
0-60 MPH: 2.2 sec.
Top Speed: 257 mph
EST. MPG: 6.2 City/16.2 hwy
Available: Production starts fall 2010
Written by: Nicolas Bates
Photos by: Bugatti
So, how exactly does one go about making the fastest car in the world faster? Simple: more power, more air, more fuel. Right? Well, that, and an abundance of cold hard cash. But when you are exotic sports car manufacture Bugatti, money is of no consequence. And thus, the new 2011 Bugatti Veyron Super Sport: a car that has surpassed its own record for the fastest production car in the world.
As a whole, the Veyron will not mutate or have any completely drastic reformations. Changes to the powerplant include its four turbos growing in size along with each of its four intercoolers. The Veyron will keep its compression to a low 9.0:1 but power will increase from 1,001 hp to 1,200 hp and torque from 922 ft/lb of torque to 1,100 ft/lb of torque. And with the entire, newly fashioned, monocoque and skin of the vehicle being crafted from carbon fiber, an absurd 661 pounds has been shed off the car's weight, bringing it in at roughly 3,825 lbs. The Veyron Super Sport will retain the same 7 speed DSG transmission.
Other changes the Veyron Super Sport will see are a slightly more streamlined look. Air intakes that protruded from above the Veyron 16.4's engine will now be integrated into the Super Sport's roof, winning the car aerodynamic points. The front fascia will get a slight make over as well, with the two front intakes slimming down width wise, but getting longer. The rear end of the car may become a little more aggressive looking to some as it will now sport a double diffuser and two wider, yet more compact, centrally located exhaust pipes, in lieu of the single pipe seen previously. The Veyron's hydraulic spoiler will still act like an air brake, tilting to a 55-degree angle when braking begins. The Veyron Super Sport will also see its suspension modified and will now come with longer travel springs, stiffer anti-roll bars and new dampers.
Being deemed the fastest production car in the world, you better believe this car has an amazing roster of time stats to amaze you. The Veyron Super Sport will get you from 0-60 mph in under 2.3 seconds, 0-100 in 5.2 seconds and will send you through the ¼ mile in 9.8 seconds. Well, just how fast is the fastest production car in the world in 2011? After two passes, Guinness World Record officials gave the Veyron Super Sport an average speed of 267.86 mph. However, the model that will see production will be limited to (and I know this is upsetting) ONLY 257 mph to help protect the car's tires, which have a price tag over $25,000.
The Bugatti Veyron became one of the most iconic sports cars in the world in 2005 when it held the record of fastest production car with a speed of 253.81 mph. Two different manufacturers have stripped that title from Bugatti since. However, Bugatti has exclaimed to the world that it will not be held back for long with the new 2011 Bugatti Veyron Super Sport. Production is to begin fall of 2011 and orders have been taken. This car will only be able to be experienced by some of the wealthiest the world has to offer, but we can still "oogle and oggle" over the mastery it has over almost any other car on this planet.
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