We told you about the new Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport breaking the production car land speed record here, and soon five lucky buyers will have the chance to park a black and orange Veyron 16.4 Super Sport in their heavily secured garages.
Bugatti will build a limited production run of the 1,200 horsepower special edition Veyron, which will be unveiled to the public at this year’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. In addition to the extra 200 horsepower, the Super Sport version will feature enhanced aerodynamics, which assisted in the world record run of 268 miles per hour, as well as a stiffened chassis to further improve handling. Super Sport buyers won’t be able to attempt their own land speed records runs, as production Super Sports will be electronically limited to a maximum speed of 258 miles per hour. Why? Apparently Michelin, the exclusive tire supplier to the Bugatti Veyron, won’t certify their tires for speeds above 258 miles per hour.
The first five cars will be released in the special black and orange color scheme of the land speed record car, and Bugatti isn’t saying how many more Super Sports will be built beyond that. As Autoevolution reports, they’ve also been silent about the price of the über-Veyron, but that doesn’t matter since all five land speed record replicas have already been sold. If you’ve got the coin to buy and drive a Veyron, I guess you don’t need to worry about how much it costs.