The December 2005 issue of Australian motoring mag Wheels said the Bugatti Veyron lapped the Nürbugring in 7:40 in traffic. In the intervening years, depending on which list you consult, that particular time would leave the Veyron behind as few as 11 or as many as 38 other cars. Bugatti was quiet about it, but the company is quiet about almost everything that doesn't involve a new special edition or straight-line speed.

Among the other things Bugatti has neglected to publicize is the presence of a factory-plated Veyron Super Sport caught doing recon laps at the 'Ring. This might or might not lead to any publicly declared lap time, but even if it does, none of us should expect a miracle. A five-percent improvement would be colossal, and colossally unlikely – there are just as many curves at the 'Ring now as there were in 2005, and the massive Veyron SS still isn't made to take them. But say the Alsatian supercoupe did cleave 23 seconds off the lap, that would still leave it at 7:17, two seconds behind the Donkervoort D8 RS, one second ahead of the Porsche GT2 RS.

So now that the pressure's off, let's just say we'll be happy with any time the Veyron SS turns in so long as we get some in-car video to take the virtual ride. Scroll down for some video of the supercar on the track. Sounds beastly.



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      Andre Neves
      • 2 Years Ago
      While the Veyron is a quick car, even on turns, I still would put my money on the Viper ACR at the ring.
        Hatzenbach
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Andre Neves
        it really doesn't make a difference, both cars would kill you in the first or second corner only professional and highly skilled drivers can handle machines like these. you could drive a viper acr and someone who knows how to drive would easily overtake you in golf diesel. i know, i know everone in here thinks he's one hell of a driver, but we clearly aren't
      Autoblogist
      • 2 Years Ago
      This might or might not lead to any publicly declared lap time, but even if it does, none of us should expect a miracle. A five-percent improvement would be colossal, and colossally unlikely" This comment is so full of BS it's ridiculous. So what Johnathan Ramsey is saying is that the Bugatti Super Sport with double the horsepower, a slightly less curb weight and AWD won't able to do much better than a Camaro ZL1 with a zero traffic run? Just think about what you just posted Ramsey.
        mitytitywhitey
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Autoblogist
        Frankly, you're right. Expecting a no-traffic improvement is not the same as expecting a miracle. It's actually logical to expect it to go faster.
        mitytitywhitey
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Autoblogist
        Frankly, you're right. Expecting a no-traffic improvement is not the same as expecting a miracle. It's actually logical to expect it to go faster.
      axordonez
      • 2 Years Ago
      How fast could Jet Man do the Nurburgring in the air? Oh yeah???? If I had an 8.5x11 map of the Nurburgring, I bet I could lap it faster than anybody with my finger! HA-Take THAT, record breakers!!!! :o)
      • 2 Years Ago
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        Drakkon
        • 2 Years Ago
        The Zakspeed Capri was a group 5 car! What does a full tilt racecar have to do with this conversation?
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Drakkon
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          QCRamAir
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Drakkon
          Trillion dollars? Wow, the SS really skyrocketed in value over the past year! /s
          garydwilson
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Drakkon
          May as well be a trillion for most of us.
      Sekinu2
      • 2 Years Ago
      Sounds beastly? Damn near silent if anything. looks cool very queit car bit like wind off a jets wings
      Hunter Adams
      • 2 Years Ago
      WOW what a car!!!! I love it!
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      Doc
      • 2 Years Ago
      The Ferrari 599XX is the first ever production-derived sports car to break the 7-minute barrier on the classic 20.832 km Nordschleife circuit, lapping in 6 min 58.16 sec.
      Dreez28
      • 2 Years Ago
      Maybe if they stuck to the basics of building a supercar instead inventing new technology to compensate for it's ridiculous weight and over zealous engine (which is also way too damn heavy for the power it produces), they could have a shot at a respectable ring time. But I'm afraid there's no way around all that fat.
      Rob J
      • 2 Years Ago
      I was always suspicious of the Veyrons fastest lap time around the Top Hear track...
      Drakkon
      • 2 Years Ago
      You said 'Donkervoort '!!
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