Skip to comments.Bugatti Veyron Super Sport Hits 246 MPH On Public Road: Video ($2.8 Million)
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.
Sounds like a fighter jet. LOL
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.
That is not a bad comparison. The cockpit of the Veyron is modeled and made out of aircraft materials.
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).
Once I drove that road towing my travel trailer. I maintained 60-70 mph. In the right lane.
The cars, trucks, 18 wheelers, etc. flying by 30-40 mph (at least) faster can make one a little nervous and concerned.
If I were to win the mega millions lottery, I’d buy one but I’d likely have to wait in line............
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..........
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.
Can you build the road here?
If we all chip in maybe we can buy us a Freeper Island!
Yes it does sound like a fighter jet! Awesome!
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.
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..........
THIS is a Bugatti.
If 200mph = 300 ft/sec, then 246mph = 360.8 ft/s...
The need for speed!
Is that 130?
I saw that one. Didn’t he hit like 254 mph?
26 gallon (US) tank. That’s some serious guzzling.
I thought it was two-60-something, but it’s been a while. I’d fear tire failure. Saw Hammond’s accident with that jet dragster. [Shudder]
either way, he was haulin’ ass!
That’s a fact!
Yet, you can’t use all that top-end speed in the real world. For all that dough it makes one wonder how kind of a pavement-wrinkling sub-3 second 0-60 monster one might commission...
What tires were you using?
There weren’t many tires even available back then with V rating and that was only for 149.
I was passed by a black Bentley a couple of times here in MA. It feels like a land shark is coming up from behind you.
I saw a special on the manufacturing process. The engines are tested by being run for 24 hours at 200 mph.
“Mark Hennessy recently ran a Corvette down it at 200 mph.”
That was on the Grand Parkway in Houston
If I won the big lottery (is there a big jackpot this week?), hopefully I can actually buy a ticket this week... I would definitely seriously consider it. If it’s small it could be a FReeper R&R retreat.
It would be nice.
you think I thought of that???
What ever was on the car when I got it...
I didn’t say it was a smart thing to do.
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