Bugatti Veyron Super Sport Clocked at 246 MPH on Idaho Roads

Going fast in a Bugatti Veyron is nothing new, but flooring the mighty beast on a public road is quite a spectacle, even more so if you have hundreds of spectators cheering you on.
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During the 2014 Sun Valley Road Rally, a charity event organized in Ketchum valley, a 1,200 horsepower Bugatti Veyron hit an incredible speed of 246 miles per hour (396.8 km/h). The numbers aren't as impressive as seeing the thing in action from a long distance, which makes everything a bit surreal.

This isn't your ordinary Veyron though. They made 30 Super Sports in total, but just one of them wears the unique Pure Blanc name and paintwork, this one. The one-off machine packs 1,200 p and 1,500 Nm (1,106 lb-ft) of torque, tuned out of the famous quad-turbo W16 8.0-liter engine. It's probably worth around three million dollars and the tires alone cost $50,000 to replace after such high-speed runs.

So how fast can a Bugatti Veyron really go? The company launched the Super Sport World Record Edition a few years back and claimed it was limited at 258 mph (415 km/h), though a de-restricted version added another 10mph later. It's amazing to think Bugatti needed the 5.4-mile long Ehra-Lessien testing facility in Germany to push the Veyron to its limit and here they are, these fine folks, doing the same thing on a bumpy road in Idaho.

Bugatti is having a really hard time selling its remaining roster of Veyrons and has already started development of a successor. Some say people have gotten bored of this dated bullet-style design and prefer the exciting new LaFerrari and McLaren P1. But can those cars do 246 miles per hour? We don't think so.

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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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