In an attempt to see what Bugatti’s newest Veyron, the Super Sport, could do they took it to the Volkswagen Ehra-Lessian high-speed oval and put the hammer down. With the output of the engine bumped up to 1,200 horses the car threw down runs of 265.9mph and 269.8mph in opposite directions for an average speed of 267.81mph and set the world record for fastest production vehicle.
While this feat is surely impressive, it’s not very production when the engineers have to amp up the engine to make the vehicle put down such respectful numbers. Theoretically you could take a 1972 Ford Pinto and “tune” it to a couple thousand horses and it too could take the world record. But, we’re not going to pick nits about this, nope, not us.. nuh uh.