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Everyone loves a good superlative. Whether something’s the biggest, tallest, longest or strongest, words ending in “-est” connote superiority and inspire awe. Of course in the world of automobiles it seems like everyone wants to be the “fastest.”
After stripping Bugatti of the title for the fastest production car in the world, Guinness World Records has flip-flopped and confirmed that the title does rightfully belong to the Veyron Super Sport.
After being stripped of the title of world’s fastest production car, Bugatti didn’t take long to reclaim the record. Only this time, it was set by the brand’s convertible: the Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse.
Several months back we got our first look the the new Veyron Super Sport when Bugatti debuted the car by announcing it had been certified by the Guinness Book of Records as the World’s Fastest Car. Then we brought you numerous photos from the unveiling of the second production version of the supercar from The Quail motorsports gathering during the Pebble Beach festivities.
Now Bugatti has revealed a massive number of photos of both of those cars as well as a third model, with incredible detail – right down to the blue carbon fiber.
Photographed in the Andalusia region of Spain, it’s an impressive backdrop for such a incredible vehicle.
Driven by Bugatti official test diver Pierre Henri Raphanel at the Ehra-Lessian high-speed test track in Germany, the Veyron Super Sport achieved a top speed of 267.81 mpg, far exceeding the original Veyron’s 253.81 mph speed. The improved top end speed is the result of improved aerodynamics and an added 200-hp for a new total of 1,200-hp. Production models will be limited to a top speed of 257.9 mph
GALLERY: Bugatti Veyron Super Sport
As one of the lead-up events to the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, The Quail, is quickly emerging as a rival venue showcasing vehicles both classic and modern. This year, The Quail landed a coup, with the world premiere of the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport – the world’s fastest production car.
Rather than the ostentatious orange and black model that achieved the record setting 267.81-mph time, Bugatti instead showed off a deep blue carbon fiber Super Sport. As for what makes it so super, well, the quad-turbo W16 engine gets even more power (1,200-hp to be exact), while the body was reworked for an even more aerodynamic shape.
Be sure to check out our extensive gallery below and try to ignore the unfinished Bugatti stand that’s covered in wet grass – we were too eager to get these pics up to wait. Besides, at The Quail that grass probably costs almost as much as the Veyron.