by Brett Davis

Bugatti has released a ‘sports’ version of its already record-breaking Veyron model; the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport. It’s as ballistic as you would expect.

Taking the once world’s fastest car and making it even ‘sportier’ is nuts. But taking it to its top speed to prove its potential is even more nuts. Pierre Henri Raphanel, Bugatti’s official test driver did though, to achieve a new landspeed record for a production car in front of Guinness Book of Records officials. He and the car managed an average speed of 431km/h.

Bugatti’s chief engineer said in a recent press release,”We took it that we would reach an average value of 425km/h, but the conditions today were perfect and allowed even more.”

The new Super Sport is only available in two-tone black and orange and is also known as the World Record Edition, appropriately. Power from the 8.0-litre W16 engine has been increased from 1001hp (746kW) to 1200hp (895kW). Torque has also been boosted somewhat, from 1250Nm to 1500Nm. Exclusive? Bugatti says production is limited to just five, which have all since been sold already.

The production version will be fitted with an electronic speed limiter though, which holds it to, umm, 415km/h. Bugatti says this is due to the production tyres not being engineered to withstand higher speeds. Fair enough.

CarAdvice test drove the ‘regular’ Veyron in 2008 (click here for the written review and here for the video review) and judging by that experience, this version would be all the more insane.

  • MAK

    895Kw from a production car! Wow!

    I wonder if the torque figures have changed..

  • Electron

    Torque up from 1250 to 1500Nm. Looks like different top mount air intakes (Now hasNaca Ducts) and slippery rear shroud also. Highly Desirable Motoring Indeed. Pity they’ve sold out, i was about to order mine….

    • MAK

      Cheers – missed that detail.

      Imagine the feeling if that blasted past you on the autobahn…

  • spvd02

    Not too slow is it? Un-freakin’-believable. I want this car! Looks like I’ll have to make-do with a second-hand model :(

  • Ben xr6

    Utterly insane! Brilliant engineering right there.

  • Nath746

    They should make a super light version to see how fast it would go. If they took off all of the luxuries, it would be heaps lighter!

    • The Truth

      I’ve reports of up to 300kg weight reduction on this model.

      Awesome car…

    • Hugh Jorgan

      Top speed is much more about drag not weight.

  • Reckless1

    The SSC Ultimate Aero TT has been toasted – it only managed 411km/h with 1183hp (882kW) and 1302 Nm.

    Take that, SSC :)

    • Steve-Poyza

      Couldn’t agree more. I hated that hideous thing.

  • Yani Hendriawan

    only 5… man that is exclusive! i hope some douchebag doesn’t crash one of them

    • Mikey_94

      As sad as that would be, I wouldn’t be surprised if someone did crash one. Have you seen the Lamborghini Murcielago Super Veloce China Edition that was recently crashed. What a pity. Money can’t buy ya driving skills, it seems, even if it can buy you one of five Veyron Super Sports…

  • Dave

    Timely. May just deny Hennessey (Venom GT) a shot at the title.

  • Shak

    Why do they say an average speed? Did they not reach a top speed of 431 km/h/

    • Old Pete

      Shak, usually the times are an average of 2 runs for Guiness Records.

      • Shak

        ok, thanks for that, but that means the car never reached 431km/h right?

        • meh

          No, that means that the car very likely went over 431km/h on one of the runs. At the very least it did hit 431km/h (though getting the exact same top speed on both runs seems unlikely).

  • Brett Davis

    The car actually achieved a top speed of 434km/h. But in order to gain entry into the Guinness Book of Records, they had to complete a run in the opposite direction as well – which is then averaged.

  • Numb1er

    I like how the top speed is limited at 415km/h. Good to see Bugatti thinking about the consumers and our safety.

    • Mikey_94


  • The Original Stevo

    Looks like I’ll have to wait until I get off my P’s before I can drive this thing.

  • Fast news

    wow so my VE Gts with blower kit making 700 kw should reach the same speeds and i bought the car of this guy that spent 60k on it i bought it for 90k with 35.000km on the clock saving of 1.1million dollars to this thing ha ha . holden go better .

    • Name (required)

      lmao you spent 60k to get only 700kw wow half that and you can get a 1000hp f6 lol
      but its still a hsv, doors will prob fall off at 300 unless the tyres dont all split before then loser
      oh and btw you car will be worth all of 40k in a year or 2 time while a bugatti will be worth easy 2-3mil if not more

  • Zero

    Actually the first five Super Sports (already sold) will have the same colour as the record holder version, the remained 25 Super Sports will be customized by clients.

  • Name (required)

    i just love how its limited to 415km come on who needs a speed limiter when your doing over 400km just put ya head between you legs and kiss your ass good by lol but dam that is a orsm car

  • adhi guererro

    I like this post and it has shown me some sort of desire to have success for some reason, so thank you.

  • Alexander Evensen

    James May wasn’t mentioned 😛 He wasn’t too happy about this record as he had the previous one 😛 hehe. Good speed :)

  • taylor

    i made this on need for speed undercover in 2009 and this was only relesed in 2010. i had raced it online it was the only car i used . so there for bugatti clealry stole my idea . il post evidence soon !

    • http://weebbok Florinel

      i like boys.i love you buggati veyron!

  • http://weebbok Florinel

    i speek romanian=))=))