• Jul 26, 2010
The Stig takes on the Bugatti Veyron SS – Click above to watch the video after the jump

Recently, the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport made headlines by setting a new land speed record, hitting 267.81 miles per hour out on Volkswagen's Ehra-Lessien test track. It may be the fastest production car ever built, but straight-line speed isn't everything, you know. Just ask the Top Gear boys – the standard-spec Bugatti Veyron may be an insanely fast machine, but out on the test track, it failed to earn first (or even second or third) place honors.

Naturally, it didn't take long for Top Gear to get the new Veyron SS in the hands of its tame racing driver, The Stig. Captain Slow may have managed the top-rung Bugatti up to 259.11 mph, but how does it fare on the track? Does it take the first place spot, or merely fall somewhere near the top? Hit the jump to watch the video of Stiggy's power lap and find out for yourself.



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      • 4 Years Ago
      What an EPIC 10 of 10 episode... great snow-action by hamster, impressive drive by Cpt. Slow and (even though i never liked tom cruise) spectacular guests - Jeremy Clarkson was like a 7 year old locked in a candy shop (was there saliva on his chin?)

      Icing on the cake: the best car ever going round the track quicker then the hardcore track monster that is the Gumpert!

      And it didn't stop being epic: the Senna report was just brilliant!
      • 4 Years Ago
      one of the best episodes i've seen in awhile. The Ayrton Tribute just sealed the deal for me. 10/10
        • 4 Years Ago
        Agreed; best episode ever.
      • 4 Years Ago
      The Caparo T1 did it 6 seconds faster but was taken down for not being a practical enough road car (too low).
        • 4 Years Ago
        yes , but the new T1 versions have adjustable ride height for normal road driving , they should put the car back on the track... but then it would be boring because no other car would defeat it.
      • 4 Years Ago
      This thing looks great in day-glo orange and raw carbon. It finally looks like the word-beating supercar it was supposed to be. When I see the "regular" Veyron, all I can think of is Coco and his mouse.
      • 4 Years Ago
      The Veyron is a marvel of engineering.
      • 4 Years Ago
      It's still huge and ugly :/
        • 4 Years Ago
        I've grown to like it. It's not a large car and it looks different. After twenty years the car sill looks different, not old.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Holy Moly I didn't expect it to be that quick around the track! I guess the AWD and active aero helps quite a bit.
      • 4 Years Ago
      AH HA HA HA STAYIN ALIVE, STAYIN ALIVE

      It must've been hard when he had to handle a car so powerful.
      • 4 Years Ago
      FYI this episode of Top Gear was possibly the greatest single TV episode of any show I have ever seen. Enough said.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Amazing car, it's top speed of 267mph was crazy. Unexpected how it was so fast on the Top Gear track, but it shows how impressive this car is...

      One of the best Top Gear episodes in a while...The part on Senna was incredible and a fitting tribute...

      Even Tom Cruise and Diaz were a lot of fun, and you have to give them credit with how they drove, especially on two wheels...
      • 4 Years Ago
      After the last few episodes, and especially the "motoring home" debacle last week, I was almost convinced they had lost it and was just about to stop watching the show, it was that nerve-racking. But this episode really reminded me of their best times, wish they did more stuff actually connected with cars, instead of stupid caravans (ok, we get it, first time was bearable, now it is just annoying) and driving people around in limos, to the point where i was hoping the bride and groom would punch them in the faces.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I have to agree.. I got some laughs from the caravan piece, but it wasn't what I kook for from top gear..

        The Senna piece was an eye-opener. At 37, I wasn't really into F1 when he was racing - of course I knew the name, but now, with an appreciation for the rawness of the F1 cars of his era, his skills were extraordinary! Nice to learn something like this... I think I had goosebumps at the end of the piece..
      • 4 Years Ago
      Amazing that it's so much faster than the normal one even though the 0-60 time is the same. Must have gone insanely fast in the straight.
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