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Monday, May 18, 2015

World’s Two Fastest Bugattis Met for the First Time at Nurburgring


bugatti runs nurburgring image

Bugatti has the two fastest cars in the world: a Veyron 16.4 Super Sport, which is the fastest coupe, and the Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse roadster. But believe it or not, oddly, the two have never run Nurburgring together.
Fortunately, that all changed during the Lap of Honor that kicked off this year’s ADAC Zurich 24-Hour Race. Of course, it was ceremonial and they didn’t run like they could. Even then— what the hell took so long for these two cars to finally be on the track together?

Bugattis at Nurburgring photo

After all, it’s been five years since the Veyron 16.4 Super Sport drove the world speed record for production road cars reaching a top speed of 268 mph. Three years later the Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse roadster followed at 254 mph with the roof off.
Nobody at Bugatti thought it would make sense to run them together just once at the most famous track in the world? Surely there was some Russian oligarch or Arab oil baron who would have paid handsomely for that sight.

bugatti roadster at nurburgring photo

Instead, more than 200,000 people on hand for the ADAC Zurich 24-Hour Race got to see the rare sight. Somehow my invitation must have got lost in the mail.