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New land speed record set

By SYF77 on 06 Jul 2010

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Bugatti has unveiled the Veyron 16.4 Super Sport - its promised 1,200 horsepower version of the Veyron model, setting a new land speed record of over 430 km/h.

At the Volkswagen Group's Ehra-Lessien track near Wolfsburg, Germany, the Veyron Super Sport set an average top speed rating of 431.072km/h. Piloted by Bugatti test driver Pierre Henri Raphanel, with German inspection officials (TÜV) keeping watch, the car topped out once at 428 km/h and second time at 434km/h. A representative of the Guinness Book of Records was on hand to witness the new world record.

The 1,200-hp and 1,500Nm of torque of the Super Sport represents a 200hp and 250Nm increase over the standard Veyron. Bugatti engineers achieved the power upgrade by using four enlarged turbochargers on the 8.0 liter, 16-cylinder engine along with larger intercoolers. The Veyron Super Sport also gets a chassis tuning with a higher main-spring travel, strengthened stabilizers and racing-grade shock absorbers.

The street prowling version of the Veyron Super Sport, though, will be electronically limited to 415 km/h. The Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport will make its first public appearance at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance in California in August.

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SYF77
Written by SYF77
I have been a car fanatic since 1989, when my father was changing our family car then to a Toyota Corolla 1.6 GL fitted with a Twin Cam 16 valve engine that was carburetor-fed, a big deal back in those days. The automobile technology and industry fascinates me and I hope to broadcast these interesting developments to everyone out there through this blog.



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Mini-itx Jul 06 2010 06:00 PM
I thought fastest land speed record is by the super sonic car???
Carcuter88 Jul 07 2010 02:22 PM
The record set is "fastest production car" la.
The land speed record is 1227kmh set by ThrustSSC.

http://en.wikipedia...._production_car
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