Road cars will be limited to ?just? 258mph, and the first five Super Sports cars, which have already been sold, will get the same exposed black carbon fibre and orange paint scheme as the record breaking Veyron.
Read more: http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/news/a...bugattis_land_speed_record.html#ixzz0snuj8jIk
Here is our new Bugatti Veyron, it can do 267 mph! You want to do that? No, really sorry but it isn?t safe to do that, so we can?t let you (our customer who came here to buy a car that does 267) actually do it. It?s more of a theoretical speed for our buyers, not an actual one.[...]all production models will be electronically limited to 257.9 mph to protect the tires
... then why did you? you make me look all stupid and slowI really don't wanna do this[...]
One of the original goals of designing the car was for it to have 1000hp and go over 250mph. They were more just arbitrary goals rather than record-breaking goals. Koenigsegg definitely wanted the fastest production car title and I'm surprised they kind of backed off from that.Do they really need to do even that? I heard the record run for the SSC was on some fairly short stretch of closed highway somewhere. It would be interesting to see what it could do on a state-of-art high speed test track like the Bugatti.
BTW, I was told that Bugatti never really cared about holding any records and couldn't care less about the Guinness book of records recognizing it. :?
To be honest I'm very surprised by Konigsegg recently, I mean as far as I know there's never BEEN a true top-speed run of the CCXR, and back with the CC8S they were all about the fastest production car record, now nothing is going on with them in that regard.One of the original goals of designing the car was for it to have 1000hp and go over 250mph. They were more just arbitrary goals rather than record-breaking goals. Koenigsegg definitely wanted the fastest production car title and I'm surprised they kind of backed off from that.