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Bugatti Veyron Super Sports: Kicking the power bar through the uprights

Bugatti Veyron Super Sports

Great driving report here with the awesome Bugatti Veyron Super Sports. A must read!

Even as the speedo heads towards the 300-kph mark in the Bugatti Veyron Super Sports, the traction control fights to rein in 1,184 hp of pure fury behind my head. I know it cannot get better than this. This time.

This is a rare, exquisite taste of perfection with a living, breathing 8-liter quad-turbocharged work of art snorting in my inner ear. Suddenly, speeding fines, prison, even the 1.6 million ($2.2 million) asking price, or 1.95 million ($2.7 million) for one of the five black-and-orange World Record editions, become the problems of lesser men.

Absolute power really does corrupt absolutely, and I just have to experience a car that can hit 60 mph in 2.5 seconds, 125 in 6.7, and 185 in 14.6. Then there’s the rich tapestry of sound coming from the engine bay, not just the exhaust, with the pistons, bypass valves and turbos all combining into one orchestral movement. It’s a thing of beauty.