As of July 2012, the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport car is considered to be the most expensive car in the world with a net worth of $2.4 million. It has a base cost of $1.7 million, making it the most expensive car that is a street, legal production model. It ranks as both the fastest car in terms of miles per hour as well as the fastest accelerating car. As tested in July of 2010, the 2010 Super Sport model topped out at 257 mph. It can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 2.5 seconds.
Bugatti Veyron Super Sport specs
Most Super Sport models feature four turbochargers, a 8.0L W16-Cylinder, and a dual-clutch DSG manual transmission that is computer-controlled. The car has a total sum of 10 radiators, which include the transmission oil, engine cooling system, engine oil and heat exchanger for the air to liquid intercoolers. The Super Sport's power to weight ratio is 529 bhp/tonne.
Bugatti Veyron Super Sport performance
The Super Sport can get up to a speed of 124 mph in 7.3 seconds and 186 mph in 16.7 seconds. It is the fastest accelerating legal production car that has ever been built. The car is electronically limited to a top speed of 257 mph to decrease tire damage. Structurally, the car can reach even higher speeds. When the car is running at top speed, it consumes 40.4 L (4.82 mpg) of gasoline.
Bugatti Veyron Super Sport special editions
There are three Super Sport special edition models, all of which were released in 2011. The first Super Sport special edition was the Sang Noir. Featured as a 2011 Geneva Motor Show show car, it was designed for customers who did not enjoy the aesthetic of the world record edition model. The Sang Noir has an entirely black finish with the exception of the interior, which sports a vivid tangerine orange. The car is worth $3.4 million, around $1 million more than the Super Sport standard model.
The Black Carbon made its debut at the 2011 Shanghai Auto Show. It was originally designed for a Chinese customer. The Black Carbon features a black clear-coat finish and a carbon fiber body. The black exterior is a combination of the 'Beluga Black' and 'Snow Beige' color selections.
Finally, the Edition Merveilleux came out in December 2011. The model was proffered by Burgatti to a Chinese car collector who is known simply as 'Simon.' Bugatti released a video shortly afterward that features a large number of the top executives at Bugatti including CEO Wolfgang Durheimer in which they wish Simon a happy 40th birthday. The Edition Merveilleux has an plain exterior without paint made of carbon fiber. It features coordinating blacked-out alloy wheels and a bright blue interior.
Bugatti Veyron Awards
The BBC television program 'Top Gear' named the Super Sport model as the Car of the Decade (2000-2009). In 2005, they awarded the standard Veyron model the distinction of Best Car Driven All Year.
Where can you purchase the Super Sport?
The Bugatti Veyron models have been commissioned by Volkswagen. However, the cars are sold exclusively at Bugatti manufacturers and are not available through Volkswagen.