It can be said without a trace of doubt that Bugatti is absolutely obsessed with speed. Forget what you saw of gold-covered rappers rolling through the nighttime streets of Miami in their $2 million – or something absurd like that – Veyrons at fifteen miles per hour. It’s where Harry Metcalfe went, Volkswagen’s 12-mile oval at Ehra-Lessien in Germany where Bugatti can get their fix.
In case you didn’t know (in which case you would be soon to find out), Bugatti very recently posted yet another world record, this time for being the fastest roadster in the world. With it’s quad-turbocharged 1184 horsepower engine, the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse was able to reach a follicle-ripping 254.04 miles per hour.
With this grand achievement, Bugatti has been able to direct attention away from the fact that Guinness recently stripped them of their past world record of fastest production car in the world, due to the fact that the 267.8 mph record speed did not comply with the 258 mph speed limiter set on the models sold to the public. Pretty good way to forget, I have to say.
In Metcalfe’s post-record interview with the Chinese racing driver, Anthony Liu, who piloted the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse World Record Car Edition (I know, a mouthful), Liu mentioned that he believed that with better weather conditions, the car could have gone even faster. Still, regardless of any weather, this car is bloody quick.