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Bugatti Announces Veyron 16.4 Super Sport, 2011

 
 
 
 
 
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The Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport is among the most rare production cars in the world, with perhaps only 40 manufactured. Dan Neil, automotive critic of the Wall Street Journal, is the first journalist to test drive the powerful machine that recently set the speed record for a production car at 268 mph. Neil, who won the Pulitzer Price for criticism in 2004, concludes his review with the paragraph: ” … But for me, what it is is simply the fastest car I will ever drive. No more waiting. Superman is here.”

And in one early passage, Neil, whose column is titled Rumble Seat, writes:

“The Super Sport can accelerate from highway speeds to more than 200 mph in the time it takes you to read this sentence out loud. Literally.”

Estimated price: $2.8 million
Horsepower/torque: 1,200 hp at 6,400 rpm/1,106 pound-feet at 3,000-5,000
Curb weight: 4,043.6 pounds
Acceleration: 0-100km/h (62 mph): 2.5 seconds; 0-300km/h (186 mph), 14.6 seconds.
Top speed: 431.07 km/h (268 mph)
EPA fuel economy: 9 mpg (city); 11 mpg (hwy)
Cargo space: 3 cubic feet
Length/weight: 175.6 inches/106.7 inches
Powertrain: Quad turbocharged and intercooled 8.0-liter, 16-cylinder engine with variable valve timing; seven-speed dual-clutch automated manual transmission; all-wheel drive with limited-slip rear differential.
Curb weight: 4,043.6 pounds

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