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 |  Dec 12 2010, 5:16 PM

Talk about the ultimate internship. Bugatti, the manufacturer of the fastest production car ever made – the Veyron SS, is looking to hire an intern for their marketing department in Herndon, VA.

So while many people will never get the chance to get behind the wheel of this magnificent, 268 mph machine, you could actually get paid to spend time with this car – provided you get selected.

This position is open to any currently enrolled college or university student and requires the candidate to work at least 20 hours a week,  have excellent computer skills, with an emphasis given to Word, Excel and Microsoft Office programs.

Oh, and one more thing, a general knowledge of the vehicle would also help your chances to land this dream internship.

So if you read about this available position here on AutoGuide, and end up getting this gig, do send us a Veyron for a week as a thank you.

See the full description after the jump and click here to submit your application:

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 |  Aug 04 2010, 8:49 PM

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Bugatti will give the first official showing of the world record holding Veyron Super Sport at The Quail: A Motorsports Gathering later this month. Held on the Friday prior to the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, it’s worth noting that this venue was chosen over the headline event of the week.

Bugatti recently made the official announcement of the 1,200-hp quad-turbo W16 engined SuperSport model in a big way by reclaiming the top speed record for a production car. The Veyron Super Sport ran an outrageous 267.81 mph time, giving Bugatti back the title from the after the original Veyron’s 253.81 mph speed was topped by upstart American supercar maker SSC with its 256.12 mph run.

AutoGuide will be on hand and we’ll be sure to provide you with an excessive number of photos of the world’s fastest car. We’re excited to see just what the display car will look like as Bugatti has informed us that an all-new model, and not the orange and black record-setting model, will take center stage at the Bugatti display.

GALLERY: Bugatti Veyron SuperSport

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 |  Jul 15 2010, 8:11 AM

Were it not for Top Gear‘s incredible production and entertainment value, surely we wouldn’t be telling you that James May, aka Captain Slow, managed to drive the new Bugatti Veyron Super Sport slower than the world record setting time. In fact, in case you can’t tell from his nick name, going under the car’s top speed is more his specialty. Then again, he did manage to drive the 1,200-hp supercar at an astonishing 259.11 mph.

While it’s not the 267.81-mph record setting time that a professional Bugatti test driver managed, it’s still outrageously fast and will surely make for an entertaining story. The Top Gear team certainly hopes you think so and that you’re so interested you’ll be willing to pay the $25 (or whatever outrageous price it is now) for the latest issue of Top Gear magazine, packed full of complete specifications on every model sold in the UK.

We’ll wait for the TV spot. In the mean time, check out May’s original 253-mph test run from a few seasons back after the jump:

GALLERY: Bugatti Veyron Super Sport

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 |  Jul 13 2010, 8:20 AM

SSC, or Shelby Super Cars, is looking to take back the title of producing the world’s fastest car, after Bugatti recently posted a 267.81 mph time with its new 1,200-hp SuperSport model. That time bested the SSC Ultimate Aero’s 256.12 mph run, which in turn had beat-out the previous Veyron’s 253.81-mph speed.

In a statement SSC congratulated Bugatti, commenting that, “When the Ultimate Aero broke the record in 2007, we knew it was just a matter of time until it was broken by someone else.”

The upstart American automaker then goes on to announce plans to challenge Bugatti stating that, “We’ve been working on a new project to debut before the end of the summer. Not much can be said at this time except that we’ll be upping the ante on all fronts.

It’s not clear if SSC plans to introduce a new model, or more likely a modified version of the current model. SSC has signed-on Jason Castriota, the man who designed the Pininfarina P4/5, as a new aerodynamic designer.

SSC hopes to debut the new car before the end of the summer and is, “anxious to show the world what we have up our sleeve”

 |  Jun 23 2010, 4:20 PM

Attention hedge-fund managers, rappers and those with family money; Bugatti’s new Veyron 16.4 SuperSport is for sale, and the French/German supercar maker wants to get you into the driver’s seat of one of their supercars for the rock-bottom price of $2.4 million.

In all likelihood, the car is probably sold out, as only 30 units are being produced and there are probably 30 people in Dubai alone who have the money and inclination to get this car. For the rest of us plebes, pictures are as close as we’ll get, unless you attend the ultra-swanky Pebble Beach Concours D’Elegance this August, where the car will be unveiled.

With less weight and a 1200 horsepower W16 engine, the SuperSport will rocket to 60 mph in 2.2 seconds.

[Source: TopSpeed]