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Default Top Gear: Bugatti Veyron

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From perhaps my favorite show of all time from BBC II, TopGear.

James May, the slowest guy goes the fastest in what may very well be the fastest production road car, a Bugatti Veyron 16.4 at the famed, Ehra-Lessien Test Track. While Lingenfelter (RIP) drove the Corvette "Sledgehammer" to an indicated 254mph, that vehicle was an aftermarket 1988 super Callaway Corvette and achieved that terminal velocity using merely 880bhp, not the 1001bph that the Bugatti Veyron required. Does this mean a 20 year-old American design is more efficient?



Remember if you happen to own an ú850,000 Bugatti Veyron 16.4, you can make a quick 30 quid by lending it to the STIG for a bout 'round their track.

In the states, if you've got digital cable or satellite, look for additional TopGear programming on BBC America.

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Man, that is one gorgeous vehicle (especially in single-color trim) and what ferocious acceleration.

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Default More Effiecient?

I don't think efficient is the right term its simply lighter than the Veyron because it didn't have as much luxury to haul around. That extra 150ish horsepower is to move that amazingly luxurious interior around. The Vette is just a different way of doing things. The veyron is now th 2nd fastest production car.

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Default Good Point

I am not familiar with the Aero.

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Over 1100hp Twin Turbo LS7 i believe. The record is official it is faster then the Veyron.
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