Bugatti is determined to take down any speed record which its rivals may set and the automaker is announcing a successor for the iconic Veyron Super Sport.
With the Shelby SSC Ultimate Aero being scheduled to go on sale just to brake Veyron’s speed record, Bugatti has to stay close to its competition and will do more than that, as chief Durheim announced.
“If any of our rivals will make a faster car than the Veyron, Bugatti will respond immediately. Bugatti will continue to make the world’s fastest car, because speed has become a cornerstone of our philosophy”, said the Bugatti executive director, Wolfgang Durheim.
The world speed record for a stock car is currently held by the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport with 431 km/h in an official test, with the help of the massive W16 placed under the hood, delivering 1.200 horsepower, but the vehicle’s top speed is electronically limited to 415 km/h so it can “keep” its tires for a longer time.