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RSS Watch a Bugatti Veyron Super Sport hit 246 mph during road rally

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The Bugatti Veyron might be getting on in years, but it's still an engineering marvel capable of truly insane velocity. There are tons of videos of the Veyron doing its super-high-speed trick of reaching 200 miles per hour with seemingly no effort. But do you know how much ground the coupe is actually covering at full chat? Let's just say it's mighty impressive.

According to the YouTube description, this video was shot at the 2014 Sun Valley Road Rally in Idaho. The event shut down a portion of highway and allowed cars to hurtle down that stretch at ludicrous speeds, and a Bugatti Veyron Super Sport with 1,200 horsepower on hand showed the crowd what fast really looked like. Thankfully, the organizers monitored the vehicles' speed, confirming that this supercar managed a massive 246.4 miles per hour.

The way that the Veyron reaches that momentum is just as impressive, though. At first, all you see is a fast-moving white spec, but it doesn't sound like a car. It has more of the constant note of a jet but with a little audible grumble as it streaks by. Scroll down to see what nearly 250 mph looks like on a deserted stretch of highway.

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What they don't tell you is at that speed, how far can you go at that speed? The Veyron consumes fuel at a tremendous rate at that speed. It can only sustain that speed for approximately 15 minutes before it runs out of fuel. So at 246.4 mph at 15 minutes (.25 of an hour) is 61.7 miles.



Mind you, that is a damn quick 61.7 miles...its just not practical or sustainable.


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If I remember correctly the tires will give out at that speed before the fuel does. As to what Top Gear said when James May did a run years back.


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