While the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport may no longer be the fastest production road car on Earth, it’s still a massively important and impressive vehicle. It burned itself into the brains of an entire generation of enthusiasts when it set the record back in 2010, hitting a top speed of 267.8 mph at Volkswagen’s Ehra-Lessien test track. Now, the very last of 48 examples built by Bugatti is up for sale.
Finished in a menacing matte black over Carmine red interior from the factory, the last Veyron Super Sport would make a fine addition to any multi-million dollar collection, if not simply for its stunning looks. Though it shares much of its design with the standard 16.4, Super Sports got NACA ducts in place of the standard roof-mounted intakes, and a host of totally redesigned air inlets, wings, and more to improve aero and reduce drag. The result is a much cleaner, streamlined design we can’t help but love.
Bigger turbos and intercoolers in the Super Sport meant an increase of 200 horsepower from the massive 16-cylinder engine, while stronger stabilizers and stiffer spring rates guaranteed stability at speed. In addition to the massive top-end grunt, the Super Sport could sprint to 60 mph in a scant 2.5 seconds—still as quick as today’s most impressive hypercars. For the full story, check out this article from Road & Track.