Top Gear's James May (Captain Slow) Drives Bugatti Veyron Super Sport 259.11 MPH

Colum Wood
by Colum Wood

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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Colum Wood
Colum Wood

With AutoGuide from its launch, Colum previously acted as Editor-in-Chief of Modified Luxury & Exotics magazine where he became a certifiable car snob driving supercars like the Koenigsegg CCX and racing down the autobahn in anything over 500 hp. He has won numerous automotive journalism awards including the Best Video Journalism Award in 2014 and 2015 from the Automotive Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC). Colum founded Geared Content Studios, VerticalScope's in-house branded content division and works to find ways to integrate brands organically into content.

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