The "Need for Speed" movie has been getting plenty of publicity the past few days. A day after it was announced that the Ford Mustang will play a starring role in the movie, a new video "Making-Of" trailer was released on the "Need for Speed" YouTube channel. And it shows quite a lot of carnage of the supercar variety.
We’ve already touched on the McLaren P1 being a part of the movie a few months ago. Apparently, the P1 is there alright, together with a slew of other high-priced exotics, like the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, the Lamborghini Sesto Elemento, and the Koenigsegg Agera.
But what really caught our eye was the untimely demise of the P1, which made us wonder if all those supercars in the movie are actually replicas instead of the real thing.
Now, we wouldn’t put it past Dreamworks Studios and Electronic Arts to get the real McCoys, but if you watch the video and see what happened to the $1.15 million P1, you’re gonna start wondering about the studios plans for these cars.
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In the spirit of the Miami Heat booking a seat to the NBA Finals against the San Antonio Spurs, it was only appropriate that we find the automotive equivalent of this epic battle.
Low and behold, the fellas over at M5 Board happened to have something that will pique the interest of a lot of people.
This is the Bugatti Veyron versus the Koenigsegg Agera S Hundra. Talk about a titanic battle of ridiculous proportions.
Considered as the two fastest cars on the planet, it really doesn’t get any better than this. This is a carbon-fiber slugfest of booming horsepower, totaling a combined 2,000 horsepower between the two supercars.
We’re not going to spoil you all the fun of watching the proverbial unstoppable force meeting the immovable object.
Well, everybody really.
That’s what happens when you have a Veyron and an Agera S staring each other down with no give between the two.
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Now here’s a treat you don’t get to see everyday
Sure, not everybody was invited to this event, but it was by no means less enjoyable.
Recently, Bugatti held an exclusive track day event at the Paul Ricard Circuit where it invited its "dearest friends" to get an opportunity to get behind the wheel of a Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vittese.
That’s pretty awesome if only for that small detail about the whole event being limited to an exclusive few, or in this case, people who probably owned Veyrons of their own.
But for those guys who went to the event, congratulations to all of you. Not everybody gets a chance to drive one of the fastest cars in the world, even if it’s being done under the observation of Bugatti test driver Pierre-Henri Raphanel.
Oh, Bugatti also brought along a slew of Veyron Grand Sports, making the event that much more fantastic. At least for those who attended the event.
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Mot of you expected the 2011 "Transformers: Dark of the Moon" to be the last movie of the "Transformers" franchise. After all it ended with Michael Bay reigning as robot king, but it looks like the blockbuster director decided to continue the series with an yet unnamed "Transformers 4" series.
The new Transformers 4 series will start shooting this summer and it looks like it will offer quite an impressive amount of surprises. The first of these series of surprises will be the addition of two new Autobots: a 1,200-horsepower Bugatti Grand Sport Vitesse and a C7 Corvette Stingray. No other details were released on the two vehicles, but rumors suggest that the Veyron will be the new vehicle form for Drift and the new C7 Corvette Stingray will be the new form of Slingshot.
Next to the new Autobots, Transforms 4 will also bring redesign for Optimus Prime and a new addition to the cast: Mark Wahlberg, who agreed to join the franchise while working with Michael Bay on "Pain & Gain."
The new Transformers 4 will be released on June 29, 2014.
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In the past few weeks, the Dubai Police expanded its fleet with the craziest supercars out there, ranging from a Camaro SS up to some of the most exclusive models in the world, like the Aston Martin One-77 and Bugatti Veyron.
Before you get too impressed though, it looks like the Veyron is not actually part of the crazy Dubai fleet.
This comes from an email we received from our friends at Kahn Design who realized that the image of the Veyron police car looked an awful lot like one of their cars. From what we can see, this is, in fact, a bad Photoshop applied to one of Kahn’s images. We thought something looked a little strange about that image.
So, what about the rest of the lineup? Are the police officers really driving an Aston Martin One-77, or is it another fake?
We’re not too sure what the Dubai Police force was thinking when it released this image, but we think it is time for an admission if this is truly a fake. And if so, shame on them!
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Imagine the Lamborghini Aventador, Ferrari FF, Aston Martin One-77 and Chevrolet Camaro SS all in one place. No, we are not talking about the cars that would occupy our dream garage; we are just talking about the cars from the insane Dubai Police fleet. To make it even crazier, another supercar has just joined the lineup: the Bugatti Veyron.
So, let’s figure out how many horsepower the fleet now has at its disposal to catch bad guys. there’s 700 from the Aventador; 660 from the FF; 750 from the One-77; 426 from the Camaro SS; and 1,001 from the Veyron. That gives the Dubai police force a total of more than 3,500 horsepower! Hopefully it has a very large stable and a stacked bank account to go along with it.
The problem with the Veyron is that the police officers could be forced to end a chase early, considering the huge gasoline appetite the Veyron has.
We’re just wondering what’s next on the force’s list; can you guess?
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A few days ago, Bugatti dropped a teaser image of what we thought would be the company’s long-rumored 1,600-horsepower Bugatti SuperVeyron. However, it looks like the teaser image was in fact for a special Veyron Vitesse WRC Limited Edition built to celebrate the company’s latest record.
A Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse with Chinese racing driver Anthony Liu behind the wheel scored a new record for the company: it managed to hit a top speed of 254.04 mph. The result was achieved at the Volkswagen Group’s proving grounds in Ehra-Lessien and was officially confirmed by German organization for Technical Inspection and Certification TÜV.
The special edition Veyron Vitesse WRC will be limited to only eight units and will be priced at €1.99 million (or $2.6 million at the current exchange rates).
Updated 04/26/2013: Bugatti has unveiled a first official video for the Veyron Vitesse WRC Limited Edition that was unveiled a few days ago in Shanghai. The video offers a few shots from the car’s record-breaking exploits and offers a few more details on the supercar. Enjoy!
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These past few weeks have been full with Bugatti Veyron news, with the most important one being its new 254 mph record established by a Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse. Today it’s time to see the Veyron in action one more time, but this time in its Gran Sport variant.
The supercar was pushed to the extremes by 2004 Le Mans winner, Seiji Ara, at Fuji Speedway. The great part of this video is that it presents not only the car in action on the racetrack, but it also offers some of the Ara’s impressions.
The Grand Sport is powered by the same 8-liter W-16 engine that develops a total of 1,001 horsepower and 921 pound-feet of torque. The supercar can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 2.7 seconds and can hit a top speed of 252 mph, but it is limited to 217 mph with the roof down.
The Guinness Book of World Records has done an about-face and has reinstated the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport’s top speed time as the official world record.
In an embarrassing reversal that no one saw coming, Guinness decided to reinstate the Veyron Super Sport’s 267.8 mph top speed record after further investigation revealed that the deactivated speed limiter, the apparent reason for all this trouble, did not fundamentally alter the design and engine of the Veyron Super Sport.
This after it announced that the deactivated speed limited was against official guidelines, which did not qualify the supercar as a "production car.”
Well, make up your mind, Guinness...
There’s apparently a lack of understanding of what constitutes the rules over at Guinness. That, or they have a pretty trigger-happy decision-making board that did not err on the side of meticulous investigation before they stripped the Veyron Super Sport of the top speed record.
But we don’t think Bugatti is fretting this a little bit. It’s been an eventful week for them and they’ve accrued enough media mileage to last them a while.
From the record stripping, to the release of the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport WRC, to the reinstatement of the aforementioned record, you can’t say that Bugatti didn’t earn the media attention it’s received in the past week.
And at the end of the day, it still owns the top speed record. All’s well that ends well, apparently.
Click past the jump to read about the Guinness World Record’s official statement regarding the reinstatement of the Veyron Super Sport’s top speed record. Full story
Yesterday, Bugatti unveiled the special-edition Veyron Vitesse WRC Limited Edition to celebrate its latest record: a top speed of 408.84 km/h (254.04 mph) achieved with a Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse with Chinese racecar driver Anthony Liu behind the wheel.
Today, British magazine EVO released the first video featuring Bugatti’s new record. Harry Metcalfe took a trip to Ehra-Lessien, Germany to be a witness of this major event. Luckily for us he was kind enough to share the event with us, before Bugatti will decide to finally offer an official video of its new record.
In this video, he mentions the Veyron SuperSport’s “world record” top speed; well, that has since been stricken from the Guinness Book due to its disabled speed limiter. We can only hope that the WRC Limited Edition will also have its limiter disabled from the factory, as from what Metcalfe tells us, the record-setting model does, in fact, have its limiter off. If not, we can surely expect to see the same drama as unfolded earlier in the week.
As a plus, at the end of the video, Harry Metcalfe gets behind the wheel of the new Veyron Vitesse WRC and pushes it to the limit. Our advice to you is to be patient and watch the full 10 minutes video, it totally worth it!