Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport
The Bugatti Veyron Super Sport is the fastest road legal production vehicle in the world as of 2013. It is manufactured by Bugatti with the first model being shown to the public in August 2010 as a 2011 model and it is still being produced today.
It was initially powered by an 8.0-litre W-12 Quad-turbocharged engine that produces 1,200 hp at 6,400 RPM and 1,106 lb-ft of torque at 3,000 RPM. The transmission is a 7-speed automated manual that is connected to the all-wheel drive system.
The 2013 Super Sport engine has been increased to a 9.6-litre with an estimated 1,600 hp.
The performance is a 2.5-second 0 – 60 mph, 0 – 100 in 4.9 seconds, and the top speed is 257.8 mph with the speed limiter on; with the limiter off, it can reach just under 270 mph. These speeds made the Guinness World Records list in 2010 as the fastest production vehicle in the world.
The chassis and body panels are made of carbon fiber and manufactured as a single unit for strength and to keep the vehicle light. The curb weight is 4,052 pounds.
The first five produced were named the World Record Edition and were the only units to have the bright orange detailing on the front fascia, engine compartment, roof intakes, and the wheels. Other color options for the remaining units were solid in royal blue and a dark blue with carbon white silver on the doors, rear intake and front fenders.
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