In a lovely spring morning at the Nurburgring Nordschleife Bugatti showed up with a Veyron SuperSport and a professional driver to flex some muscle while having the track all to themselves. Now, the question is, was that just a leisurely drive, or is there something bigger going on here, like an attempt to break the lap record? Given the size of the operation and the timing, we suspect it’s the latter.
Here’s some footage of the Veyron SS lapping the ‘Ring:
Given the Bugatti Veyron SuperSport bold specs -1,200 horsepower, 430 km/h top speed – one might think breaking the Nurburgring lap record would be a walk in the park for it. But that is not true. The SS might be the fastest car in the world in the straight line, but it’s too heavy and too big to handle the track’s numerous bends and turns like the current record holder, the featherweight Radical SR8LM. It should be able to pop in a great lap time, but the fastest ever? We’re not sure.