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.
Jay Leno has an entire wing of his garage devoted to vehicles built by Bugatti. It's no surprise, then, that Bugatti has arrived to give Jay an up-close look at the latest super stallion in the stable. The Veyron Super Sport has landed in Burbank, and Leno spends some quality time with the mean blue machine. Leno spends time chatting with Bugatti's American marketing director John Hill before hitting the roads of Southern California.
Last week, we told you that the Top Gear crew was smirking about having some sort of involvement in the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport's land speed record. And while it was easy for us to chalk it up as simple Top Gear embellishment (they did take credit for the erupting Icelandic volcano, remember), it appears that the TG team – James May, specifically – had a pretty big part in all of this record-setting madness. Apparently he wasn't the 267.81-mph record-setting driver, but Captain Sl