And it's currently up for sale.
Before the Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ became the first production car to break the mythical 300-mph barrier, there was the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport. Back in 2010, Bugatti set a new production car speed record when the Veyron Super Sport hit a top speed of 267.8 mph, making it one of the most historically significant supercars ever made. Production of the Chiron Super Sport was limited to just 48 examples, and now one of them is up for sale at the UK luxury car dealership Tom Hartley Jnr.
When it launched in 2005 with 1,000 horsepower on tap, the original Bugatti Veyron was ahead of its time, setting a new performance benchmark for road-going supercars.
Modern electric supercars like the new 1,914-hp Rimac Nevera have set the bar even higher, but the Veyron's performance was unprecedented for the time. To take it to the next level, Bugatti installed four larger turbochargers and intercoolers and tweaked the chassis.
As a result, the Veyron Super Sport's 8.0-liter W16 engine generated a colossal 1,200 horsepower and 1,106 lb-ft of torque, enabling it to sprint from 0-60 mph in just 2.5 seconds, which is still impressive over ten years later. Increased spring rates and stronger stabilizers helped keep the car stable at these crazy speeds. There are also several design tweaks that distinguish the Super Sport from the regular Veyron.
The hood scoops were replaced by two NACA ducts in the roof and the front features redesigned air vents that look more aggressive. A double diffuser and a prominent central exhaust dominate the rear.
What makes this particular Bugatti Veyron Super Sport for sale so special is that it's the last example ever built. Offered in its original factory specification, it's finished in Matt Black and features a Carmine Red leather interior with carbon fiber door inserts. Since it left the factory, it's only been driven 1,245 miles. There's no price listed, but the Veyron Super Sport would set you back $2.4 million when it was new.