The Bugatti Veyron might be getting on in years, but it's still an engineering marvel capable of truly insane velocity. There are tons of videos of the Veyron doing its super-high-speed trick of reaching 200 miles per hour with seemingly no effort. But do you know how much ground the coupe is actually covering at full chat? Let's just say it's mighty impressive.

According to the YouTube description, this video was shot at the 2014 Sun Valley Road Rally in Idaho. The event shut down a portion of highway and allowed cars to hurtle down that stretch at ludicrous speeds, and a Bugatti Veyron Super Sport with 1,200 horsepower on hand showed the crowd what fast really looked like. Thankfully, the organizers monitored the vehicles' speed, confirming that this supercar managed a massive 246.4 miles per hour.

The way that the Veyron reaches that momentum is just as impressive, though. At first, all you see is a fast-moving white spec, but it doesn't sound like a car. It has more of the constant note of a jet but with a little audible grumble as it streaks by. Scroll down to see what nearly 250 mph looks like on a deserted stretch of highway.


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      Egon
      • 5 Months Ago
      Clarkson may very well have been correct: The Veyron was a 'Concorde moment'. I'm just glad I was around to see it.
      MONTEGOD7SS
      • 5 Months Ago
      Would not want to hit an Elk at 246mph.
        jonnybimmer
        • 5 Months Ago
        @MONTEGOD7SS
        It's a Veyron, driver should be more worried about a kamikaze pelican.
        Jarda
        • 5 Months Ago
        @MONTEGOD7SS
        Would not want to hit an Elk.
      ffelix422
      • 5 Months Ago
      Sounds like an aircraft. One misguided deer wonders into the road and...
      Avinash Machado
      • 5 Months Ago
      Fun and scary at the same time.
      sundell131313
      • 5 Months Ago
      Id be the first to admit it...even if given that car, id be scared sh#tless to drive it at 246mph.
      bobincobb
      • 5 Months Ago
      Humpin'
      RobG
      • 5 Months Ago
      Actually a set of tires for it are like $40k and are good for 20 minutes at top speed, as I recall reading a while back. 'Course if you can afford the car, you can afford the tires (I hope).
      lrx301
      • 5 Months Ago
      Have to admire this car. Remember several years ago a Corvette flipped over on Texas 3 Mile Track, the speed was not even close to 200 mph.
      Eta Carinae
      • 5 Months Ago
      How really cars when there are cars like the LaFerrari, 918, and the P1 are out...
      jebibudala
      • 5 Months Ago
      I'm not sure that's exactly safe.
        bullitt2605
        • 5 Months Ago
        @jebibudala
        It's a lot safer then the 70,000 lb tractor trailer doing 80 down the interstate.
        Andrew Pappas
        • 5 Months Ago
        @jebibudala
        Probably safer than sitting in commuting traffic. Definitely safer than driving on new years eve.
      pickupmiami
      • 4 Months Ago
      congrats to the state of Idaho for having the balls to let people have fun and beat the piss out of their cars.
      to your email L
      • 5 Months Ago
      And it only did that for 15 min after that the fuel tank was empty.
        15TornadoRed
        • 5 Months Ago
        @to your email L
        If it did 246mph for 15min, that would calculate to roughly 61.5 miles covered in that time. I'd say that's a pretty good way of staying ahead of the pack, if you have the money for fuel! Also, as long as your competition isn't traveling at 246mph as well! Have a pit crew ready at every said distance to fill you up and swap out wheels/tires. With the money some of those guys have, I wouldn't doubt it would be possible. If the rules allow it.
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