Bugatti Pushes The Boundaries

Several manufacturers are trumpeting new speed records set by their marques.

First up, a new Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport achieved a new land speed record for production cars on Volkswagen's proving ground. In the presence of the German Technical Inspection Agency (TUV) and a representative of Guinness Book of Records, the Super Sport achieved an average top speed of 431 km/h.

The street legal version delivers 882kW of power and 1500Nm of torque to project the Bugatti to an electronically limited top speed of 415km/h.

Just five Super Sport models will be produced. The Super Sport builds on the original Bugatti Veyron launched in 2005. Work designed to push the extremes of performance includes a twin clutch gearbox with seven speeds, four enlarged

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