Generally, a track day consists of anywhere from a dozen to two-dozen cars taking over a race track to let loose. There may be one hyper car like a Bugatti, a few supercars, and the rest are track ready run of the mill sports cars. The SIC club in China does things a little bit bigger. The video below shows off the start to one of their events, and the only word I can come up with to describe the line-up is ‘unbelievable’. Three (3) Bugatties, an Aston Martin one-77, a Koenigsegg CCX, and a Zonda R made up the first of what seems like 50 rows of spectacular cars. I can only imagine what it would have been like to be at this unbelievable track day.
The Moscow 500+ isn’t really on anyone’s radar unless you live in Russia, but this new documentary on YouTube may change all of that. The Moscow 500+ or the Unlim 500+ as they call it in the video is a drag event similar to the Texas Mile, but instead of being on a open runway like they do in Texas this Moscow event is held on a drag strip in the woods. That doesn’t seem to stop a sizable group of luxury car owners from going head to head to throw down the fastest mile and 1/4 mile times. 1st place was a huge surprise to me, going to a tuned Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 8 with a 1/4 mile time of 9.734 seconds, 2nd place was a Nissan GT-R R35 which had a time of 9.904 seconds, and it’s not until 5th place do we see the famous Bugatti Veryon putting up a time of 10.129 seconds. The Documentary is about 50 minutes and covers the whole event really well. I’m thinking a trip to Russia just got added to the long list of car events to attend.
I always have a blast messing around with the configurators that car manufacturers have on their websites that let you fine-tune your auto before you hit the showroom. The Bugatti online configurator allows you to customize every detail of its Bugatti Veyron 16.4, including the color.
Yeah, rape yellow. They call it that because when you see the price tag on the car your about to buy, that’s what you feel like happened to you. Before you could not have your cake and eat it too. Now you can have your ‘rape’, and drive it too. Color wheel fail.
As we all know, the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, recently hit a top speed of 267.81 mph, which makes the Veyron the fastest production car to date. Shortly after the run, SSC decided they needed to push their Ultima Aero TT past the 267.81 and regain the top spot which they had stolen from the original Bugatti Veyron. Now the Koenigsegg Agerais is rumored to be shooting to topple the Veyron’s Top Speed Record. This grudge match is sure to be exciting and full of adrenaline. Do you think SSC or Koenigsegg can beat out the 267.81 mph?
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Motor Trend had the luxury of comparing these two super cars. Sadly it wasn’t a comparison involving the new 1200 hp Veyron Super Sport, but still, 1001hp against the Lamborghini’s 660hp is still reputable. Both cars alone are unique and can take on pretty much anything on the road, but put them side by side and all bets are off. They say that the Veyron is smooth and has a tight suspension with responsive steering, more so than the SV oddly enough. Bugatti really outdid themselves because this “luxury sedan” as it turns out is leagues faster than the Lambo, easily walking on the bull. It would simply have been just a privilege to witness this power play… Who am I kidding, give me the keys!
Everyone already knows about the Veyron’s 16 cylinder quad turbo engine that held the World Land Speed Record for a production car at 253 miles-per-hour. The record was eventually beat by another car, so Bugatti revamped their Supercar. It is now the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport. The aero kit has been changed slightly but more importantly there is more power; 200 more horsepower and torque.
The car was tested on Volkswagens Ehra-Lessian high speed oval track. Between two runs forward and backwards on the 5 mile straight, they averaged a top speed of 267.81 miles-per-hour. The higher of the two laps was a blistering 269.8 miles-per-hour.