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Fire on Wheels: Bugatti Veyron Super Sport

Design, commodity, accessibility and speed. This is the general definition of “car”. But the average car only reaches a maximum speed of about 150 km per hour. What if we told you we can triple that? The Volkswagen Group bring you Fire on Wheels: Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, the fastest car in the world today.

Bugatti Veyron Super Sport is a mean, fiery car, designed to reach a speed of up to 430 km per hour. The BBC TV programme Top Gear named it “The Car of the Decade” and in 2013, Bugatti Veyron Super Sport was listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the fastest street-legal automobile in the world. Until 2009, it was also the most expensive car worldwide. The base price for this Bugatti model is between 1.2 and 2 million Euro. (This is evident in sales: only 407 units have been sold to this date).

This lightning on wheels Veyron EB 16.4 was named after Pierre Veyron from Bugatti, an engineer, company race driver and test driver who won the 1939 24 hours motor maraton of Le Mans for Bugatti. The EB initials come from company founder Ettore Bugatti. s for 16.4, this is a reference to the 16 cylinder engine fitted with 4 turbochargers.

The fastest car in the world is equipped with an 8.0-litre W16 cylinder engine alimented by 4 turbochargers, displacing almost 8000 cubic centimetres. As for transmission, the Veyron offers a fully computer controlled dual-clutch and direct shift gearbox; it has a shift time of under 150 milliseconds, allowing the finest manoeuvres. Be careful with the transmission, though, as service costs over 120.000 American dollars.

If you love speed and have the… possibilities to afford such wheels, you might also be interested in the Hennessy Venom GT, the SSC Ultimate Aero or the Saleen S7 Twin Turbo, next in line in the top of fastest cars in the world.

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