Bugatti Veyron Super Sport 

  • $2.6M built in France
  • 2010
  • 1,200 HP 8.0L
  • 267 mph
Despite a curb weight of 4,162 pounds, Bugatti's Grand Sport is capable of blasting to 60 mph in about 2.5 seconds with the help of launch control.
by AutoBlog (Oct, 2012)
It's been made clear to us that the Super Sport isn't strictly about top speed runs around a banked circuit.
by AutoBlog (Nov, 2010)

Road Tests Real world tests of the Bugatti Veyron


Veyron Super Sport
2.4 s
Agera R
2.9 s
2.8 s

Top speed

Veyron Super Sport
267 mph
202 mph


Veyron Super Sport
5 s
McLaren P1
5.5 s

Top Gear track time

Veyron Super Sport

1/4 mile

Veyron Super Sport
9.8 s
Agera R
10.1 s

Braking distance at 60mph

Veyron Super Sport
103 ft
Agera R

Data points Key details of the Bugatti Veyron


Veyron Super Sport
McLaren P1


Veyron Super Sport
1,200 HP
600 HP

Photo Gallery Wallpaper quality closeups of the car

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight


The two banks are essentially twin, narrow-angle Volkswagen VR8 blocks fed by a quartet of turbochargers and direct injection to produce 1001 horsepower (now rumored closer to 1100) at 6000 rpm and 922 pound-feet of torque between 2200 and 5500 rpm.
by MotorTrend (Nov, 2006)
On good gas (say 93 octane or better), it is rated at 1,001 horsepower and 922 pound-feet of torque.
by AutoBlog (Oct, 2012)
The car is equipped with huge carbon-ceramic brakes: 15.7 inches in front with eight-piston, four-pad calipers, and 15.0 inches in back with six-piston, two-pad calipers.
by Car and Driver (Nov, 2005)


According to the engineers it’s easily capable of even greater outputs, but the seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox couldn’t reliably handle them.
by EVO
The Veyron's seven-speed dual clutch automated manual transmission - developed and built by British engineering company Ricardo - is more accomplished, and the ride is more compliant.
by MotorTrend
You might think you're a purist, and prefer the uncorrupted induction and exhaust note of a naturally aspirated engine, but I defy you not to love this noise and not to sacrifice the smooth progress the Grand Sport is perfectly capable of making in favor of a little gentle, deliberate kangarooing to get the engine sounding like a riled cobra.
by MotorTrend (Jun, 2009)


The energizer in the Veyron is a WR16 displacing 7998cc and turbocharged with 15.8 psi of boost.
by Car and Driver (Nov, 2005)
But the Bugatti engine has more cylinders, more displacement, more power per liter, and more output overall than any other engine in the WR family tree.
by Car and Driver (Nov, 2005)
You have just ignited a quasar (which is a much more accurate term for the 16.4 engine).
by AutoBlog (Jul, 2009)


The result is phenomenal: We felt none of the nervous front-end vibration during full throttle that afflicts the Super Sport coupe’s steering.
by Car and Driver (Apr, 2012)
Despite weighing almost 4400 lbs and power being sent to all four wheels, the steering is light and weights up nicely as the angle increases.
by AutomobileMag
The power-assisted hydraulic steering is superbly reassuring in its actions and perfectly weighted, allowing a change in direction with the immediacy of a much smaller car.


The B-pillars get carbon fiber hoops and the intake faces get their own carbon fiber hoops as well.
by AutoBlog (Jul, 2009)
The air intakes double as roll over protection with 10 cm wide carbon fibre inserts and the doors have been swapped with carbon fibre along with an added beam to transfer any side impact to the A- and B-pillars.
by AutoBlog Canada (Jul, 2011)
The blue carbon fiber finish also seemed to amplify the Super Sports smooth hewn-from-a-block look, a characteristic best gazed on from the rear.
by AutoBlog (Nov, 2010)

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Brand Bugatti
Price $2,640,000
Type of car Production car
Year 2010
City mileage 7 MPG
Highway mileage 13 MPG


Chief designer Hartmut Warkuss
Chief engineer Wolfgang Schreiber
Platform Bugatti Veyron Platform
Generation First Generation
Body style Coupe
Top type Hard fixed


Transmission make Bugatti DSG 7-speed
Drivetrain 4x4
Shift system Semi-automatic
Is dual clutch Yes
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 7 gears
Gear ratios
  1. 1: 3.18:1
  2. 2: 2.26:1
  3. 3: 1.68:1
  4. 4: 1.29:1
  5. 5: 1.06:1
  6. 6: 0.88:1
  7. 7: 0.8:1
Axle ratio 3.64:1
Paddle shifters Standard

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front suspension Multi-link, anti-roll bar w/coil springs, Independent
Rear suspension Multi-link, anti-roll bar w/coil springs, Independent
Front brakes Bugatti 15.8 in Cross-drilled Crossed drill inner vented
Rear brakes Bugatti 15 in Cross-drilled Ventilated Discs
Front tires Michelin Pilot Sport 235/35ZR19 87Y
Front wheels 508/? 284
Wheel material Alloy
Rear tires Michelin 365/710ZR540A 108Y Pilot Sport
Rear wheels 533/? 366
Wheel material Alloy

road tests

Top speed 267 mph
1/4 mile 9.8 s
0-60mph 2.4 s
0-100mph 5 s
0-200kph 6.7 s
Distance 103 ft
Lateral acceleration 1.4 g
Top gear time 1:16.80
Drag coefficient 0.39

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 3.38 lb/hp
Maximum hp 1,200 HP @ 6,400 RPM
Maximum torque 1,106 ft-lb @ 3,000 RPM
Max RPM 6,600 RPM
Engine placement Mid
Weight distribution 45%/55%
Curb-to-curb turning radius 39.3 feet
Steering system Hydraulic Power Assisted Rack and Pinion


Engine make Bugatti 8.0L W16
Displacement 7,993 cc
Cylinders W16
Air compressor Quad turbocharger
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 8.3:1
Bore/stroke 3.4 in / 3.4 in
Block material Alloy
Cylinder head material Alloy
Valvetrain Dual overhead camshaft (DOHC)
VVT system Bugatti VVT
Valves per cylinder 4 valves

physical dimensions

Curb weight 4,052 lb
Width 78.7 in
Height 47.7 in
Length 175.7 in
Front track width 67.5 in
Ground clearance 4.9 in
Wheelbase 106.7 in
Has a rear spoiler Yes
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