TopGear’s Captain Slow Takes The Bugatti Veyron Super Sport To 259.11 MPH

July 15, 2010
James May in the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport

James May in the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport

Last week the new Bugatti Veyron Super Sport entered the record books as the world’s fastest production car with an average top speed recorded at 268 mph. Shortly after the news came out, the guys at TopGear boasted that they had a special part to play on the record breaking day.

It has now been revealed that while not actually driving during the record breaking run, TopGear’s very own Captain Slow, a.k.a. James May, managed to hit a top speed of 259.11 mph at the same Volkswagen test track--the Ehra-Lessien high-speed oval in Germany

As most fans of the show would already know, May, back in season nine of the show topped the standard Bugatti Veyron at its claimed top speed of 253 mph at the exact same piece of track that was used in the record setting Veyron Super Sport run.

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