The astronomically expensive Bugatti Veyron Super Sport has a Guinness World Record top speed of 267.8mph. On the off chance you need visual proof, feast your eyes on the following.
YouTuber ‘The Stradman’ uploaded a video of the Bugatti Veyron in action at the 2014 Sun Valley Road Rally in Idaho of America. A lengthy stretch of road is used to demonstrate what a quad turbocharged, 1,200hp monster can do. Scrap that. What a one-of-a-kind Veyron Pur Blanc edition can do.
The event caught on video sees the Super Sport – driven by owner Benjamin Chen – hammering along a usually public road, leaving a harmonious mix of grumbling and jet fighter whining in its wake. Event organisers announce a total of 246.4mph, sparking loud applause and cheers from onlookers.
The speed achieved is a record for the event, but 21mph off its official top speed, which has been unofficially beaten by the 270.49mph Venom GT. It’s worth noting the Venom GT only had a 3.22-mile runway to reach that speed, compared with the Veyron’s 8-mile oval.
The Veyron was also given a run for its money by the Koenigsegg Agera S, in a drag race at least.
Chen is known for calling his Veyron the ‘Panda’ (referring to the black and white paintjob) and for allegedly spending US$125,000 on some gold Bugatti wheels for an event known as the goldRush Rally. Tough life, eh?
Add to the 160,000 YouTube views and see one of the world’s most insane cars doing what it was meant to do: go fast in style.