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Bugatti Veyron Super Sport hits the Nurburgring [video]

Lap record attempt in the works?

Bugatti has quietly begun testing the Veyron Super Sport at the Nürburgring.

While the company hasn't made any announcements, speculation has suggested the automaker could be attempting to set a new lap record. If this is the case, the supercar would have to lap the Nordschleife in less than 6:48 to beat the Radical SR8LM.

As we have previously reported, the Super Sport features a quad turbocharged, 8.0-liter 16-cylinder engine that produces 1,200 PS (882 kW / 1183 hp) and 1,500 Nm (1,106 lb-ft) of torque. It enables the supercar to hit a limited top speed of 415 km/h (258 mph), but an unlimited model set a land speed record for production cars when it averaged 431 km/h (268 mph) in 2010.

 

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AlimLaRoda
It's never going to achieve a lap record with all of that weight. That being said, im predicting a time in the mid-high 7's.
Jun 15, 2012 9:12 am
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edd_lg
or they can do what Nissan did and just fabricate a very low time.
Jun 15, 2012 2:19 pm
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pzigly
you cant fabricate a low time when you take video of the run and put it on youtube for everyone to see, and if you still doubt the time look at how close the 911 is to the gtr when they run them head to head on any track, if the 911 can run can run low 7's then the gtr can do that easy
Jun 15, 2012 9:15 pm
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vilivo
Thats not going at full whack. Expect her roal Majesty VW to tune the heck out of it, specially for conquering the ring, using knowledge they have gathered rom their outrageousy successful LM program. After it sets an improbable record, a new 'ring special edition will be released and with the knowledge that their 1 car has held every record that matters, they will finally be able to retire the Veyron. I mite be wrong, but I mite not.
Jun 15, 2012 7:17 am
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Soorena
Actually they are aiming for the fastest road legal record which currently is held by Gumpert with 7:11 seconds.
Jun 15, 2012 4:01 am
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edd_lg
it's the Radical SR8LM, with 6:48, it even says so in the article.
Jun 15, 2012 2:19 pm
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Soorena
SR8 is not a road legal car in all countries. It's road legal just in Europe, but not else where.
Jun 16, 2012 1:51 am
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Xanavi23
It may have a fast laptime, but you can see its slightly sluggish in the corners cause of its weight. Great car though.
Jun 15, 2012 12:35 am
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henaz
I honestly don't see how the 2 tonne Bugatti Veyron is going to set a lap record at the Nurburgring. Sure it has bulk horse power, but that's not all you need to go fast around a track. I'll be very surprised if it does beat 6:48.
Jun 14, 2012 10:14 pm
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pzigly
expect a time in the low 7's, thats if it doesnt run out of gas on that track lol
Jun 15, 2012 12:24 am
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