Captain ‘not so slow’ James May hits 259.11mph in Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport

James May in the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport

A couple of days ago, Top Gear released an article saying that it was somehow involved in the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport‘s new landspeed world record for a production car hitting a top speed of 267.81 mph. Well, the new Top Gear Magazine is out and it shows that James May, who is usually referred to as Captain Slow, isn’t very slow after all.

May hit a top speed of 259.11mph in the new Veyron 16.4 Super Sport. Bugatti”s official test-driver, Pierre Henri Raphanel, returned two runs ““ one at 265.3 mph and one at 269.6 mph. The folks at TUV and Guinness took the average of both times, which came in at 268 mph.

We’re not sure when this episode will air but we’re really looking forward to it.

Refresher: The Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport makes a total of 1,200-hp (up from 1,001-hp) with a maximum torque of 1,106 lb-ft. Top speed for the production models will be electronically limited to 259 mph to protect the tires. The first five units will feature a special-series of their own with the same configuration as the landspeed record car.

2011 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport:

– By: Omar Rana

Source: Top Gear