Oakley Design Bugatti Veyron rides the track, hits 257.9 mph image

We’re all under the star of the Bugatti Chiron these past few weeks, but we should keep in mind its predecessor – now retired – was a mighty machine on its own.

After all, it’s the world speed record holder for production vehicles. Now the Veyron will have to rely on the aftermarket sector to get its PR up, with Oakley Design doing a mighty job at that following their announcement a prepped Veyron has just hit the track at a top speed of 257.9 mph. The British tuner first showed its interpretation of the Veyron back a few months ago and now they’re back to showcase the changes in a real world situation. The Veyron has been granted a few tricks – such as an ECU remap, all the changes bestowing it a total power of 1,200 PS and a total torque of 1,500 Nm (1,106 lb-ft) instead of the regular model’s 1,250 Nm (922 lb-ft). Last, but not least, they went for the lightweighting process, in which the hypercar lost 200 kg (110 lbs).

The bespoke Veyron has been entered in the Gumball 3000, displaying its capabilities for team Team Wolfpack. They decided to see if they got the real deal and took a detour to a high-speed oval in France. The track appears to be the Mortefontaine private facility, which has a surreal 45-degree banking – a good situation when you reach a maximum speed of 257,869 mph (412.999 km/h). It’s better than the regular Veyron’s 253 mph (407 km/h), though it falls a tad short of the 267.7 mph (430.9 km/h) top speed displayed by the Veyron Super Sport.