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Bugatti Veyron Super Sport Hits 246 MPH On Public Road: Video ($2.8 Million)
Motor Authority ^ | Jul 28, 2014 | Jeff Glucker

Posted on 07/31/2014 3:03:14 PM PDT by nickcarraway

Going fast on a private stretch of race track is quite enjoyable. Especially when there happens to be enough room to really let the car stretch its legs. That is why Volkswagen owns the Ehra-Lessien testing facility in Germany, which comes with a 5.4-mile long straight. It's also the perfect place to find the upper limits of a Bugatti Veyron. Sometimes though, an owner might get a chance to push his machine in a setting that's not quite as prepared for such an endeavor.

The 2014 Sun Valley Road Rally recently took place near Ketchum, Idaho. This event turns the beautiful stretch of Highway 75 into a closed-to-public-traffic roadway that sees high-powered vehicles running as hard as they can. The proceeds go to a charity, people have a good time, and fast cars are exercised extremely well.

It was at this event where a handful of Bugatti Veyrons took to the road to see just what they could accomplish. One of the Veyron beasties in attendance happened to be of the Super Sport variety. Actually, to make it even more rare, it is also a Pur Blanc. Of the 30 Super Sports built, Bugatti produced just one in Pur Blanc guise.

The driver of the car managed to hit a top speed of 246.4 miles per hour at one point, about 21 mph down on the car's record top speed. Nevertheless, this is, as you might imagine, a new record for the Sun Valley Road Rally. Thankfully, someone captured a brief piece of the run on video, which you can see above. It's pretty amazing to note that what sounds like a jet in the distance... is the car.


TOPICS: Hobbies; Local News
KEYWORDS: bugatti; cars; idaho; sunvalley
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1 posted on 07/31/2014 3:03:15 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Sounds like a fighter jet. LOL

On youtube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ytXI5Clz100#t=61


2 posted on 07/31/2014 3:09:49 PM PDT by headstamp 2
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To: nickcarraway

There’s a new superhighway between Seguin and Austin (toll road) that is super fast. The speed limit is only 85, you feel like you’re crawling.

Mark Hennessy recently ran a Corvette down it at 200 mph. I’d like to drive a Super Car down it some time. Although I know I’d chicken out and back off at about 140.

(Maybe less)


3 posted on 07/31/2014 3:09:56 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: headstamp 2

That is not a bad comparison. The cockpit of the Veyron is modeled and made out of aircraft materials.


4 posted on 07/31/2014 3:16:09 PM PDT by lormand (Inside every liberal is a dung slinging monkey)
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To: Responsibility2nd
"There’s a new superhighway between Seguin and Austin (toll road) that is super fast. The speed limit is only 85, you feel like you’re crawling."

Oooh, need to check it out! And, I need to rent a vehicle to test the roadway... (don't have my '90 Q45 anymore - 185 with reprogramming electronic limiter).

5 posted on 07/31/2014 3:18:35 PM PDT by uncommonsense (Liberals see what they believe; Conservatives believe what they see.)
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To: uncommonsense

Once I drove that road towing my travel trailer. I maintained 60-70 mph. In the right lane.

Never again.

The cars, trucks, 18 wheelers, etc. flying by 30-40 mph (at least) faster can make one a little nervous and concerned.


6 posted on 07/31/2014 3:23:27 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: nickcarraway

If I were to win the mega millions lottery, I’d buy one but I’d likely have to wait in line............


7 posted on 07/31/2014 3:25:15 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Is there such a thing as a vegan zombie?)
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To: Hot Tabasco

If I win the lottery I’d be looking at islands.


8 posted on 07/31/2014 3:26:20 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: nickcarraway
I saw one of those in the valet parking area of the Mall of Dubai a couple of months ago.It had Saudi plates on it...as did many of the Ferraris,Maseratis and other $500,000+ cars that were parked in the same lot.
9 posted on 07/31/2014 3:27:51 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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To: GeronL
If I win the lottery I’d be looking at islands.

That would be my second choice, an island big enought to drive my new car at top speed..........

10 posted on 07/31/2014 3:29:34 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Is there such a thing as a vegan zombie?)
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To: nickcarraway

I saw a Veyron in my small town (30,000) last month.

Last summer a Mercedes 540SSK drove past my house...all white with wire wheels and wide white-wall tires. Very stunning.


11 posted on 07/31/2014 3:29:46 PM PDT by BBB333 (Q: Which is grammatically correct? Joe Biden IS or Joe Biden ARE an idiot?)
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To: Hot Tabasco

lol


12 posted on 07/31/2014 3:29:57 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Hot Tabasco

Can you build the road here?

http://www.privateislandsonline.com/islands/ginger-island


13 posted on 07/31/2014 3:30:49 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Hot Tabasco

If we all chip in maybe we can buy us a Freeper Island!

http://www.privateislandsonline.com/islands/scrub-island


14 posted on 07/31/2014 3:32:24 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: headstamp 2

Yes it does sound like a fighter jet! Awesome!


15 posted on 07/31/2014 3:34:28 PM PDT by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: nickcarraway

back before my brain fully matured (so in my teens) I ran a 1985 Merkur XR4Ti up to 180.. what a rush that was...

car was obviously not stock, but man was it quick.


16 posted on 07/31/2014 3:35:59 PM PDT by cableguymn (It's time for a second political party.)
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To: GeronL
If we all chip in maybe we can buy us a Freeper Island!

I'm in!

17 posted on 07/31/2014 3:48:47 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Is there such a thing as a vegan zombie?)
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To: GeronL

As a side note, I can forego the car if there’s no road on the island to accomodate it.........On an island like that, I’d happily walk wherever..........


18 posted on 07/31/2014 3:50:48 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Is there such a thing as a vegan zombie?)
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To: nickcarraway
That's not a Bugatti.

THIS is a Bugatti.


19 posted on 07/31/2014 4:22:45 PM PDT by Eric Pode of Croydon
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To: nickcarraway

If 200mph = 300 ft/sec, then 246mph = 360.8 ft/s...

The need for speed!


20 posted on 07/31/2014 4:23:18 PM PDT by carriage_hill ( Some days you're the windshield, and some days you're the bug.)
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