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Bugatti Veyron Super Sport Attempts Record Nürburgring Lap Time: Video

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If you're not familiar with Bridge to Gantry, you should be. Purveyors of all things Nürburgring Nordschleife, the specialty site has gotten its hands on some footage of a Bugatti Veyron Super Sport testing on the 'Ring in pursuit of a lap time record.

Bringing what BtG calls "a racing driver and some serious looking cars," the Veyron Nürburgring expedition is allegedly seeking to improve (significantly) on the 7:40 time set by the original Veyron six years ago. For reference, the 2012 Chevy Camaro ZL1 nearly matched the previous Veyron's lap time with its own 7:41 run.

With 1,198 horsepower on tap, the Veyron Super Sport should be able to best the 1,001-horsepower standard model with ease, as the Nürburgring's high-speed stretches offer much time to be gained. Even so, it will not be easy to get into the rarified reaches of the Chevy Corvette ZR1, Dodge Viper ACR, or Nissan GT-R, much less the ridiculous 6:47 of the nearly race-ready Pagani Zonda R.

At nearly 10 years old, the Veyron is no spring chicken. The Super Sport is much newer, having debuted in 2010. It's also even faster, raising the Veyron's top speed 15 mph to 268 mph.

While it won't likely be able to reach that speed within the confines of the Nordschleife, it will be interesting to see what the Veyron Super Sport can reach--and what sort of lap times it can turn in--hopefully on full-length video.
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  1. It's not about raw power only. It's too much weight! It's about speeding up all weight, slowing it down, and then cornering!
     
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  2. ^^ 7.40 was not a time posted by veyron it was prediction ... do u think anyone has the balls to drive the veyron around the nurburgring full whack ? around the top gear track the veyron beat an enzo easily and an enzo does the ring in 7:30 ... just check the video on youtube of the gtr vs the veyron around ONE CORNER and you see how quick it is AROUND a corner i'd say 7'00 flat.
     
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