Bugatti Veyron Super Sport
Autocar drives the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport – Click above to watch video after the jump

Of all the phrases in the English language, few are likely to as accurately describe what it's like to drop the hammer on the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport as "absolutely crackers." That is if you're trying to keep things PG, at least. The crew from Autocar managed to beg, borrow and steal their way into the cockpit of what is perhaps our era's pinnacle of production automotive engineering for a quick blast through the European countryside. Fortunately enough for all of you, they were also kind enough to video the whole shebang.

With a total of 1,200 horsepower and 1,100 lb-ft of torque, the Super Sport is the standard Veyron on amphetamines. If you're brave enough, this horse will theoretically gallop all the way to 268 mph. Of course, you'd need a stretch of highway long enough to not only hit those speeds, but to come back down from them as well. There's no need to worry, they're not driving that black-and-orange one again, so hit the jump to see Autocar's take on the Veyron Super Sport.

[Source: Autocar via YouTube]