• Jul 20, 2012
The last time we visited the Mullin Automotive Museum in Oxnard, CA, it was to see the 1936 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic, which was the world's most expensive car at the time with an estimated purchase price of $30-$40 million. Nearly two years later we found ourselves back in the museum, this time to view the world's fastest car – the 2011 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport World Record Edition.

Bugatti will build 300 of the Veyron 16.4 supercars by the time they are finished with production. Of those, 46 will be of the Super Sport variant boasting an incredible 1,200 horsepower, and of those just five will be World Record Editions that celebrate the car's record-breaking 268-mph top-speed run. The car you see here is one of those select few and is on loan to the museum for a short period of time. It features the same two-tone paint scheme featured on the car used to set the top speed at Volkswagen's Ehra-Lessian high-speed oval.

The Veyron 16.4 Super Sport WRE is one of many modern Bugattis currently on display in the museum, joining a Veyron 16.4 Super Sport prototype and show cars from the late 1990s including the 18.3 Chiron Concept, EB118 Concept and EB218 Concept. A rare Bugatti EB110 SS is also on display.

If you want to see the 268-mph Bugatti in person then head over to the Mullin Museum's web site for visiting hours and ticketing information. Not in the Southern California area? You can see the car in detail in the gallery above.


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      Scr
      • 2 Years Ago
      Not interested unless this is THE world record holding car. Why would you want to see a 'replica' or "one just like it" if it didn't actually set the record. Yes, it is just one of five, but it is too new and not all that special without holding the record itself.
      vc-10
      • 2 Years Ago
      Why has it got British number plates?
      RetrogradE
      • 2 Years Ago
      It's like a steely dan on wheels, sleek and satisfying. I couldn't care less if it was a replica or the real deal, I'd park it in my living room.
      Xedicon
      • 2 Years Ago
      Okay... past a certain point continuing to milk this car is lame... That point has since passed. Come on Bugatti - its been 7 years...
        The Wasp
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Xedicon
        I'll agree the Veyron isn't the most awesome car in every way. However, the Veyron will never be lame. Never.
      • 2 Years Ago
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      - v o c t u s -
      • 2 Years Ago
      It was my understanding that the Mullin was of the "car as art" variety of displays. By displaying this gawdy black and orange single-purpose speedmobile, they are abandoning that principle. I understand their focus on Bugattis, but this one is an eyesore. Low attendance?
        bleexeo
        • 2 Years Ago
        @- v o c t u s -
        You. Know. Nothing. The Mullin Automotive Museum is one of the finest car museums on the planet. Period. End-of-story.
          Xedicon
          • 2 Years Ago
          @bleexeo
          His comment is specifically about the Veyron, not the museum as a whole and he's right. It's not a pretty car, just functional.
      DingHooo
      • 2 Years Ago
      Man that is a fine looking ride. Wow. www.Full-Anon.tk
      • 2 Years Ago
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      montegod7ss
      • 2 Years Ago
      Meh, give me a Grand Sport Vitesse so I can go 233mph with the top off.
      NoBoost
      • 2 Years Ago
      Well I think the color combination of carbon fiber and pumpkin is horrid. I think the person at Bugatti who picks colors must have also worked picking colors for basketball sneakers...
        Robert Fahey
        • 2 Years Ago
        @NoBoost
        Agreed. World record for most garish paint job (riced-up Civics excluded).
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