• Jun 18th 2007 at 11:36AM
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It's been a few months since we've heard anything out of the 9ff camp regarding its attempt to unseat the Bugatti Veyron's top speed record. Thankfully, the German Car Blog was able to translate an article from Bild.de that reveals a bit more about the 900 HP, slicker-than-snot road rocket.

Only 20 copies of the GT9 will be produced, with a hefty price tag of 476,000 euros. One gentleman from Arabia has already placed an order, with the only caveat being that it can eclipse the 400 km/h mark.

With over 900 HP being created from the 4.2-liter flat-six, coupled with a roof that's been chopped by 12 cm and a body extended by 30 cm, the chances of it beating the Veyron during its record attempt at the Nardo test track in Italy are good. We'll have to wait and see later this year.

[Source: Bild.de via the German Car Blog]

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      • 8 Years Ago
      All these companies trying to "beat" the Veyron at top speed are doing a very pointless effort.

      The Veyron's not just about being able to reach 400 km/h, it's also about the way it get's there, being ever so driveable and yet still having brutal acceleration.

      Several magazines now have tested the Veyron alongside other supercars, and a 997 GT3 RS, CGT, Enzo, Zonda all involved you more into the experience, but they couldn't keep up with the two tonne French named VAG monster.
      Even in cornering.
      And doing all this in extremely luxury aswell.

      Let's see anyone really beat the Veyron. Top speed isn't the only thing about it that's amazing.

      And let's just forget reliability all together, there is no chance any of the souped up cars will ever be a match for the Veyron in that aspect either.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I love this as much as the next supercar lover but cmon...i mean you can only achieve so much before it seems redundant...lets get some 30mpg supercars that reach 200mph then were talkin...
      • 8 Years Ago
      If you want 30 mpg and 200 mph the closest you'll get is the Corvette ZO6. You want to get 30 mpg WHILE GOING 200 mph? You'll have to wait a while...
      • 8 Years Ago
      Matt #2 - A couple things, first it is Bugatti producing 3 times as many vehicles, such as the Veyron.

      2nd- over in Europe companies such as 9ff, Ruf, Novitec Rosso, etc. are considered manufacturers, not tuners, so this is technically a production car by European standards, so yes it DOES count.
        • 8 Years Ago
        I don't know what your european sources are, but we don't consider 9ff a manufacturer.

        And that car isn't a "from scratch" buid: it's based on a Porsche Cayman (altough they now claim it's on a 911). So they aren't a manufacturer at all.
        • 8 Years Ago
        Bugatti's 300-copy Veyron is fifteen times larger tha 9ff's 20-copy GT9.

        Kinda changes things a tad.
      • 8 Years Ago
      "attempt to unseat the Bugatti Veyron's top speed record"

      I think that is the goal, not to be the fastest production vehicle necessarily. Which is all garbage in months, when the Caparo T1 goes into production.
      • 8 Years Ago
      This doesn't count. The Veyron produces 3 times as many vehicles, annually, and isn't limited to a single run.

      The Veyron has the record of the world's fastest PRODUCTION CAR, meaning it has to be IN PRODUCTION to count. ;)
      • 8 Years Ago
      Why wouldn't they use the Carrera GT as a starting point rather than building a car from scratch. Throw a couple of turbos on there and call it a day.
        • 8 Years Ago
        It's not that easy.

        Sure, you could through a few turbos, but drivability will drop to 0 and without proper aerodynamics, it'll fly off like a CLR at Le Mans.

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