The Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport shook the auto industry off its hinges when it debuted a couple of weeks ago and, in seemingly pedestrian fashion, proceeded to set the world speed record by clocking 268 mph at Volkswagen’s Ehra-Lessein track in Germany.

Not that we’re surprised by how fast the souped-up Veyron is – it’ a Bugatti, after all – but it was how it came out out nowhere and just grabbed the world’s attention in one fell swoop.

Now that it’s become the talk of the auto world, the Veyron 16.4 Super Sport has been getting its fair share of fans, all of which have been looking for the perfect opportunity to see the 1,200 horsepower beast up close and personal. Fortunately, the boys from Diariomotor chanced upon the golden goose when it was being tested somewhere in Spain and joined by two seemingly irrelevant standard Veyrons that completely lost their appeal when in the company of the record-setting 16.4 Super Sport.

Bugatti’s new supercar, which boasts of an 8.0-liter W16 engine that comes with four enlarged turbochargers and super-size intercoolers producing 1,200 horsepower and 1,106 lb/ft of torque, will head over to the production block later this year where a limited number of models will be produced for those rich enough to afford it.

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Kirby Garlitos
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Kirby’s first exposure into the world of automobiles happened when he caught Knight Rider on television as a five-year old boy. David Hasselhoff didn’t leave much of an impression on him (that happened later on in Baywatch), but KITT certainly did. To this day, Kirby remains convinced that he will one day own a car with the same ‘spirit’ as the original KITT (not the 2008 monstrosity). He doesn't know when that will be, but until then, he’s committed to expressing his love for KITT, and all cars for that matter, here at TopSpeed.  Read More
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6 comments:

  (347) posted on 09.23.2010

Unfortunately, I’d also have to cut my legs about 5 inches shorter like on Gattaca cause I’m like 6’7 - just so I could get in this thing.

  (1211) posted on 09.22.2010

Wow 1000 horsepower car gets smoked off the line by a 2 wheel drive car. Lol this show is for entertainment not for factual information. Veyron does low 10s f1 does low-mid 11′s in the 1/4 that’s several bus length

  (1211) posted on 09.22.2010

Wow 1000 horsepower car gets smoked off the line by a 2 wheel drive car. Lol this show is for entertainment not for factual information. Veyron does low 10s f1 does low-mid 11′s in the 1/4 that’s several bus lengths

  (210) posted on 08.2.2010

I’ve never been totally enamored by the Veyron, but that’s still pretty impressive.

  (518) posted on 08.2.2010

You Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport, you’re such a scene stealer! (laughs) Anyway, this is a one unique car, no wonder why it grabs the attention of the people out there. I super like the exterior design.

  (247) posted on 08.1.2010

dude, seriously, over 260 in a production super car you could as easily drive to the store?

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