Bugatti Veyron Super Sport spotted by CAR reader

Published: 06 December 2010

CAR reader Nick Sayers was in the south of France when he spotted a pair of Bugattis near the Paul Ricard circuit.

Judging by the blistering red lip of the front apron just visible under the dust cover, it must have been the new Bugatti Veyron Super Sport – the fastest roadgoing car on Earth.

Bugatti Veyron Super Sport: the background

The Super Sport is for those drivers who find the regular Veyron a tad slow. Its quad-turbo 8.0-litre W16 engine is fettled to produce 1183bhp and 1106lb ft to liberate even greater performance.

The Veyron SS now reaches 259mph, or 268mph derestricted, and passes 62mph in just 2.5sec. It costs a heady 1.65m euros.

Nick Sayers’ scoop

‘I spotted a couple of Bugattis and their respective support team at the Paul Ricard HTTT circuit in Le Castellet,’ remembers Nick.

‘The crew told me they were there for a customer test drive day.

‘I did take more tasty shots – but have recently been a victim of a laptop theft. All my other shots were on the hard drive!’

Commiserations, Nick. But well done for bagging a couple of spy shots of the fastest Bug on the planet.

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By Tim Pollard

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