With Zath being a tech blog, naturally we tend to keep most of the articles related to technology, gadgets and computing. However, sometimes we like to get distracted and get stuck into a bit of hi-tech motoring news.
In the past we have covered various electric cars, a Porsche Spyder hybrid concept car and the new McLaren Automotive road car, but now there is a new updated car coming (extremely quickly) over the horizon. Everyone thought Bugatti were a one hit wonder with their Veyron, that it was the pinnacle of what could be be achieved in motoring technology, but now they’re back…with a Super Sport version!
The old model originally smashed all the speed records for production cars, but recently has been overtaken by a few lightweight hypercars. Perhaps that is why Bugatti decided to strip 300kg of weight out of the original by replacing the majority of the bodywork with carbon fibre. The result is phenomenal, as well as packing in more power the reduced weight allows the 8 litre, 16 cylinder engine to produce an unprecedented 1,200 brake horsepower, 199 more than the original Veyron which was a monster in itself!
So, everyone was astonished at the original Veyron’s speed, and then again as Shelby SuperCars Ultimate Aero pipped it to the title of fastest production car, by clocking a top speed of 253mph. However, the SuperSport Veyron laughs in the face of the Shelby as it leaves it in its wake, climbing all the way up to the best part of 270mph. Test driver, Pierre Henri Raphanel took the new Veyron for a couple of test runs clocking two speeds, 265.9mph and 269.8mph, an average speed of 267.8mph. The new fastest production car in the world.
Unfortunately, Bugatti only intend to produce 30 of these new Veyron’s, meaning that most of us will probably never drive one. And the increased performance also means a slightly inflated price tag of £1.4m. The car will be unveiled to the public at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in August.
No doubt Jeremy Clarkson and the rest of the Top Gear team (including The Stig) will be testing this one out on the Top Gear Test Track at some point soon and we look forward to seeing it going through ‘hammer-head’, or ‘Gambon’. The rest of us can only dream what a car this powerful must be like and must be content with driving these kinds of high performance cars virtually in our video games!
Via – Crave