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Bugatti SuperVeyron to have 288mph top speed

posted on Dec 11 2012 by Sam Jones

Bugatti SuperVeyron to have 288mph top speed

New performance details for the 2013 Bugatti SuperVeyron have emerged. The lighter, more powerful Veyron will have a top speed of 288mph and a 0-62mph time of 1.8 seconds. Forget about other road legal cars, thats fast enough to give an F1 car a run for its money!

The SuperVeyron will be able to achieve these unbelievable figures by boring out the 8.0-litre quad-turbo W16 engine from the pervious Veyron to a ridiculous 9.6 litres. This will produce a huge 1600bhp and allow the SuperVeyron to reach such dizzying speeds. It will be quicker than the new McLaren P1 and the replacement for the Ferrari Enzo. In fact, itll be even faster an F1 car!

This extra speed isnt all down to additional power from the engine though. Extensive use of carbonfibre means Bugatti have shed nearly 250kg from the old SuperSport W16. And at 1600kg, the SuperVeyron reaches the perfect power-to-weight ratio of one kg/bhp. The aerodynamics have also been improved thanks to new rear and front ends.

Unfortunately only the ultra rich will ever be able to even dream of buying a Bugatti SuperVeyron, with it priced at more than euro2million. But on the same day that Jaguar announces it was axing the C-X75, the ridiculousness of SuperVeyron is a welcome reminder that hypercars are here to stay for a while yet.