What happens when you pair the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport with 24 Hours of Le Mans-winning Japanese pro driver Seiji Ara on his home turf at Fuji Speedway? This hot lap at Fuji, courtesy of the folks at Japan Motor Head, shows the sights and sounds of more than 1,200 horsepower from a quad-turbo, 16-cylinder engine.
Bugatti has a new model on the horizon, the 16C Galibier. With four doors, four seats and 16 cylinders, the Galibier will look similar to this striking concept, though will be a clean-sheet design currently being reworked by Italdesign-Giugiaro. The 16C Galibier Concept gives the Porsche Panamera a design lesson its effortless execution of a cleanly styled rear hatch design.
The Galibier will reportedly feature up to 1,400 horsepower from a new 16-cylinder engine. With a target production top speed of 235 mph, it would be the fastest production four-door to date. While not quite matching the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport‘s 268 mph, few if any owners will ever attain such white-knuckle speeds. The Galibier should go on sale in 2015.
That’s a price premium of more than $300,000 over the “standard” Grand Sport Vitesse supercar speedster. But this very special Veyron, featuring the same 1,200-horsepower 16-cylinder, quad-turbo engine as other models, is sure to go up in value as the rarest of modern Bugattis. With only around 80 unspoken-for cars left in the Veyron’s limited production run, it’s time to act quickly if you want one before they’re gone.
Lots of cars can attain top speeds far faster than their owners will ever attempt. Perhaps a better metric to measure supercar gusto is acceleration. Only a select few production cars on the market can break into the 2-second range from 0 to 60 mph. Road & Track recently put a few through their paces in an all-out acceleration war.
The Nissan GT-R runs the spring in 2.95 seconds, thanks to its sophisticated all-wheel drive and algorithm-laden launch control system making the best use of the car’s 530 horsepower.
Moving up the ladder a notch is the Porsche 911 Turbo S, which makes the sprint in 2.84 seconds, also with 530 horses on tap.
The ultra-exclusive and ultra-expensive Bugatti Veyron Super Sport takes the cake in this group, running from 0-60 in 2.52 seconds and also completing the ¼-mile in an insane 9.9 seconds.
See these dream rides make seriously quick acceleration runs below.