Veyron 16.4 Super Sport hit 267.81 mph, breaking the previous world speed record for a production car. The previous record was 256 mph set by a Shelby SSC Ultimate Aero in 2007. It does 0–96 km/h (60 mph) in 2.46 seconds.
To achieve this feet, Bugatti bumped the horsepower from 1001hp to 1200hp. Four enlarged turbochargers and bigger intercoolers were used to boost the power of the 16-cylinder engine, and the chassis was extensively redesigned to maintain safety at extreme speed – thanks to slightly raised main-spring travel, stronger stabilisers, and new shock absorbers with a complex architecture originally developed for racing cars.
30 will be produced although customer cars will be electronically limited to 257.90 mph because of tire safety concerns. The first five Super Sports to come off the production line will constitute a special series of their own, with the same configuration as the landspeed record car.