Three recalls affect the Bugatti Veyron to fix problems like inaccurate fuel gauges, corroding battery cables, and the aluminum underbody panels falling off.
Bugatti Veyron Super Sport
Was there any doubt that the new, nearly 1500-horsepower Bugatti Chiron would sound positively beastly? No? We didn't think so.
Which is quicker over a half mile: the new, 300-hp Kawasaki Ninja H2R supercharged motorcycle or a Bugatti Veyron with the 1,200-hp tune from the Super Sport? What about a McLaren MP4-12C or a 1,350-hp Nissan GT-R? Find out from this video of the drag race.
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.
After taking last week to review the record category for World's Fastest Production Car, Guinness World Records has reconfirmed that the holder of this hotly contested superlative remains the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport.
On the heels of the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport being stripped of its World's Fastest Car title by Guinness World Records comes this tease from the French automaker, hinting that it will soon "share the latest example of exceptional Bugatti performance" over the next few days its Facebook page.
Last week, the Hennessey Venom GT laid claim (unofficially) to the world's fastest production car with a top speed of 265.7 miles per hour, but more importantly, it brought to light that the previous record holder, the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, may have had an unfair advantage. According to Hennessey, the Veyron SS that topped out at 267.8 mph back in 2010 had a modified speed restrictor, and The Sunday Times is reporting that Guinness World Records agrees.
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.
It's not every day that a unique Bugatti debuts. But it sure seems that way. The ultra-high-end automaker cranks out unique one-off versions of the Veyron for discerning and well-heeled customers around the world, and this is their latest.
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.
Bugatti is reportedly beginning work on the next generation Veyron, and rumor has it that they're looking to hit Ludicrous Speed. Okay, maybe it won't go quite that fast, but with a target of 270 miles per hour, it figures to be pretty darn close.
Autocar drives the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport – Click above to watch video after the jump
The Stig takes on the Bugatti Veyron SS – Click above to watch the video after the jump
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
Bugatti Veyron Super Sport – Click above for high-res image gallery