Qatar Motor Show starts on 6th of February and this is where Bugatti will bring world's fastest production car: Veyron 16.4 Super Sport. Officially confirmed by the Guinness Book of Records, the 1,200 hp bolide set the world speed record for production cars in 2010 with an average maximum speed of 431.072 km/h. And interestingly enough, this record can't still be beaten.
For the first time Bugatti will display the vehicle in its original configuration as a World Record Edition. The original Veyron 16.4 Super Sport was introduced in 2010 and it has been sold out for quite some time.
To remind you, the Super Sport's record-setting run took place on 26 June 2010 at the Volkswagen grounds in Germany. The official pilot of the company was Pierre-Henri Raphanel. And in accordance with the Guinness rules, Raphanel had to drive the Super Sport down the long straight twice, once in each direction. Guinness then estimated the average from the maximum speed attained on each run, and it was 431.072 km/h.
In terms of technical data the car is pretty impressive. It is driven by the 8-litre W16 engine that can produce 1,200 hp (882 kW) and a maximum torque of 1,500 Nm (1107 lb-ft). This translates to a 0-100 km/h acceleration time of just 2.5 seconds.
The exterior shell of the Veyron 16.4 Super Sport is made completely of carbon-fibre. The aerodynamically modified body improves the efficiency and provides better balance. The monocoque is also full-carbon and it guarantees great high torsional rigidity with maximum safety.
The vehicle has a long, low silhouette, which further improves aerodynamics. Instead of the usual air scoops over the engine, a pair of NACA ducts set in the roof delivers air to the powerplant. The front of this Bugatti is characterised by larger air inlets, while the back – by a double diffuser and centrally located exhaust system.
2015 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport World Record Edition can be identified by its two-tone finish that includes black carbon and orange color.