With the new Bugatti Veyron Super Sport reclaiming the record as the world's fastest production car earlier this month, Top Gear's Captain Slow was on hand to attempt the record-breaking feat for himself just before the professionals took over.
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Since piloting the original Veyron to its maximum velocity of 407km/h in an earlier episode, it seems James May is the most qualified man for the job - or perhaps just the most expendable.

It seems Bugatti's trust in Top Gear has improved substantially since last time, with the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport happily placed in the hands of the Stig for a benchmark hot lap of the Top Gear test track. Will it top the lap time board? Only one way to find out.