How Fast Does a Bugatti Veyron Go?

Designed and developed in Germany, Bugatti Veyron is one of the quickest vehicles on the planet earth these days. It has the ability to go from 0-60 MPH in 2.4 seconds. This “missile” now with a 1200 HP, recently broke the speed record for production with an average speed of 267.86 MPH. Tested in Germany, and verified by the Guinness Book of Record, the Super sport speedster boasts of 4 enlarged turbo charges and an 8-litre W-16 engine. This makes Buggati an incredibly dangerous car if handled by someone who cannot keep up with such a speed properly. Bugatti Veyron has a total of 10 radiators i.e. 1 engine oil radiator, I differential oil radiator, 1 transmission oil radiator, 3 engine radiators and 3 heat exchangers for the air to liquid intercoolers. All this contributes to its extraordinary speed.

The Veyron is the ultimate hyper car with a quad-turbo 16 cylinder engine which makes more than 1000 hp. It’s acceleration of 60 MPH plus in as low as 2.4 seconds is the highest recorded in the world. It’s one of the most extraordinary car ever built since the invention of cars. But such features do not come cheaply as the car cost over 2 million US dollars. Even if you got the money to buy it, you will be sad to hear that the company (Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S) has electronically limited the top speed of the car to 257.9 MPH thus reducing the possibility of anyone breaking the record.

How Fast Does a Bugatti Veyron Go? This Video Will Show You

Some of the unique features that make Bugatti achieve such high speeds include a revised aerodynamic kit, newly fortified suspension, big intercoolers and improved turbo. While Bugatti also comes with a unique design compared to other Super sport cars, it is the obscene amount of power that has attracted automotive enthusiasts to the latest Veyron supercar. The original version of Bugatti was released in 2005 with an average top speed of 252 MPH which can be reached within 55 seconds. The decision to start production of the car was made in 2001 and the first prototype completed in 2003. In 2010, the revolutionary Bugatti was released which can reach a top speed of 268 MPH and became the fastest production vehicle in the world. At a cost of $2.3 million, it’s one of the most expensive vehicles on the market in the world today.

The Bugatti Veyron is currently not the fastest vehicle in the world. It was the fastest production in the world for a period of time, probably for one or two months until the SSC Ultimate Aero was manufactured, which reached 268 MPH, beating out Bugatti Veyron which hit 267 MPH. The Super sport version of the Veyron with a top speed of 430.9 km/h (267.7 mph) is recognized by the Guinness World Records as the fastest (street legal) production car in the world. The Vitesse version (Veyron Grand Sport) is the fastest roadster in the world with an average top speed of 254.04 MPH (408.84 KM/H)

Bugatti Veyron comes in three different modes: Standing mode, handling mode and top speed mode. Standard mode is only used for speeds up to 136 MPH. In handling mode, the adjustable suspension changes its aerodynamic angle of attack and a heavy down force is applied that takes the car to 233 MPH. Any speed above that can only be activated by the use of a special key on the floor left side of the driver’s seat to reach the Top Speed Mode. This key unlocks the full throttle that takes the Veyron beyond 250 MPH. Top speed normally reduces the size of down force acting on the Veyron enabling the tires to survive such high speed.

Because the car is highly sensitive to crosswinds and steering inputs, touching the brakes or turning the steering wheel beyond a certain angle activates the handling mode and reinstates the 233 MPH limit. Bugatti test drivers and racers argue that the only reason preventing the Veyron from reaching an unprecedented speed of 270 MPH is the tire technology but manufacturers argue that centri-fugal force, mass and heat will eventually destroy even the best built tires. Rumors are making the rounds of production of a 1600 hp super Veyron with a projected top speed of 288 MPH and 500 pounds lighter. A new version of Bugatti called Chiron is expected to hit the market very soon. Though Volkswagen-the parent company for Bugatti hasn’t made any official communication, we can expect to see the Chiron debut in 2017.