How do you make an expensive car more expensive? Make less of them. When Bugatti lost the crown of world’s fastest car to Shelby’s SSC Aero, it promptly released the Super Sport. The 259 mph Veyron was limited to a range of just 30. But then a one-of-a-kind Sang Noir version appeared at a dealership in South Derbyshire in the UK with a price tag of £2.15 million.
Add the super-rare Sang Noir body kit to the similarly rare Super Sport range, and you have a car that looks and drives like nothing else on the road. Bit out of your price range? There’s a “Blanc Noir” soft-top version, without the Super Sport performance for a more affordable £1.4 million available at the dealership, too. Lucky you.
As if a 1,000 horsepower “Super-Car” weren’t powerful enough for you, the Bugatti Veyron Supersport (now with a mind-numbing 1,200 HP) recently broke the production car speed record with an average speed of 267.86 mph. Tested at Germany’s Ehra-Lessen proving grounds and verified by the Guinness Book of Records, the $2.5 million Supersport boasts 1,106 pound-feet of torque, four enlarged turbochargers and an 8-liter W-16 engine.
Scheduled to make its debut at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Élégance in August, the Veyron Supersport exceeded the previous record holder (Shelby SuperCars’ Ultimate Aero) by over 10 mph and is expected to be the final model in the venerable Veyron line. But even if you have the money to purchase one of the 30 Supersports that are being built, you’ll be sad to learn that Bugatti has electronically limited the top speed of the vehicle to a mere 257.9 mph – dashing the hopes of anyone trying to break the record themselves.