Bugatti Veyron At 253MPH

Ever wonder what 253MPH in a Bugatti Veyron feels like? Well, the nut cases at Top Gear decided to find out. I hear that Volkswagen does set up special private events for Bugatti owners to try their hand at going 253MPH on the Volkswagen test track. I’m sure many Bugatti owners jump at the chance but I have to wonder if any have reached the magic top speed? My bet is most will chicken out at around 230MPH. Enjoy the video.


99 thoughts on “Bugatti Veyron At 253MPH”

  1. GoobTech says:

    Woot first to comment =]

    1. Eli says:

      You could at least make it relating to the post… just a little…

      1. Yeah, no kidding. That’s just spam. ๐Ÿ˜

        1. That is awesome!.. i don’t think i would be able to drive that fast without filling my pants!

          :mrgreen:

          1. Jane May says:

            What about in what you’re wearing in your avitar??? ๐Ÿ˜€

          2. ๐Ÿ˜† Yeah, those wouldn’t hold much!

    2. Chris Chen says:

      I put it into perspective on my site: the 2008 Viper is about half the power of this beast!

      1. Jane May says:

        Wow, i didn’t think about it like that…good reference.

        1. Here are some ore stats: the 2008 Dodge Viper has a 8.4 liter engine which puts out 600 hp and 560 lb-ft of torque!

    3. I hope this blog doesn’t turn out to be littered with 1st comment posts like other websites.

      1. Marc says:

        Probably, but it’ll be easy to ignore. Just stop reading the first post.

  2. Ronaldo says:

    253mph, 407kph, that’s faster than a Twin Engine Beechcraft Baron ! ๐Ÿ˜ฏ

    1. Can you imagine the sound of four turbochargers spinning up?! That would be awesome!

      1. That would really crack the glass windows out there. Oops, I forgot there were none around to speak of.. ๐Ÿ™‚

      2. Wow, I didn’t think about that. That would probably make me cry ๐Ÿ™‚

      3. Marc says:

        The whoosh of air being sucked into them must be impressive. Consider how much air it needs to go through as it propels itself to this speed…

      4. Jane May says:

        serious and the 10 radiators it needs to keep it cool…wow.

        1. I would have guessed four at the most – but 10!! That’s crazy!

      5. David says:

        wow…the whine of those!!! must be quite the sound!!!

    2. Apparently it comes with 2 keys, the second key is to activate the ‘top speed’ option when you need to go really fast.

      1. I love that the car squats down to lower the center of gravity!

      2. derrich says:

        This is true. I love this car.

      3. Marc says:

        That’s a very sensible feature to offer ๐Ÿ™‚ I had heard about it before though. I don’t think it’s unique to this car.

      4. Jane May says:

        You wouldn’t want to accidentally hit that top speed ๐Ÿ™‚

        1. I’m sure the car wouldn’t let you, it probably locks it out once the car is started.

  3. None. ๐Ÿ˜€ There’s no where to go faster than 160 km/hr here. Well, I daresay that I would definitely chicken out at that speed.

    1. Jane May says:

      wuss…hehehe…i’d pee my pants!!!

      1. derrich says:

        Ewwww… ๐Ÿ˜ณ

    2. David says:

      I have driven faster than 160 km/hr here, and that was on the road, granted in the middle of the night, but if I had a car that could accelerate faster, I could have, not saying I would have, but I could have gone a lot faster…

  4. dan1el says:

    That’s 405km/h for those of us who use the metric system. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Amazing car, fantastic show. I wish I could watch it more often.

    1. Seriously, how can you not think Top Gear is the best show ever?!

      1. dan1el says:

        Saman how can you say that when we have Heroes? ๐Ÿ™‚

        Top Gear is definetly the best non-fiction show on tv. I went through a period where I was downloading old Top Gear shows non-stop. I had to stop myself when I realised I was spending most of my day watching the show and getting no work done.

        Those three guys have the best job in the world.

        1. Heroes is awesome – but Top Gear is great!!

          1. Dave says:

            I like my TV To be fiction ๐Ÿ™‚

        2. derrich says:

          Well, it’s actually 24, then Top Gear…and Heroes is prolly like #3 or 4. ๐Ÿ˜Ž

          And, yes…they do have the coolest job in the world.

          1. What about Entourage, Rome and Lost?!

          2. derrich says:

            I like it. Nice list. Soprano’s is up there for me too.

      2. G says:

        Top Gear magazine is even better. Too bad it is only available in the UK.

        1. Is it my the producers of the show?

        2. John says:

          I’ve seen Top Gear magazine (and other British car magazines) for sale at Barnes & Noble, Borders, and many newsstands in the U.S.

    2. Marc says:

      Better still is if you could actually go 300-350 Km/H to go somewhere. Now that would be awesome until you hit something…

  5. stubsy says:

    Love that car, have you seen these pictures.

    The man smashed up ยฃ750,000 Car then lost his driving license.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/in_pictures/6423241.stm

    1. Stephanie says:

      Hahahaha nice going! Smashing up a car that’s only one of 300… we should get that guy a medal or something! ๐Ÿ˜›

      1. stubsy says:

        He was on the Bugatti waiting list for a year and then he’d only had it a week before ruining it. ๐Ÿ˜ฅ

        1. I guess he just went overboard with that new toy of his. I wouldn’t have gone that far to ruin it, though.

        2. That could have happened to any of us too, who could resist putting that car through its paces?!

          1. Dave says:

            I would never spend that much money on a car, even if I could afford it. So it wouldn’t happen to me ๐Ÿ™‚

          2. Marc says:

            Dave : then you’re not imaginative enough ๐Ÿ˜‰

            There are very few things I wouldn’t buy if I could afford them. But I mean truly afford, not just have the amount of money to buy them. There is a difference between the two.

          3. Right, if you had the money to even consider buying the car, you would have a garage full of exotics already!

    2. derrich says:

      I just threw up in my mouth a little.

      1. Marc says:

        Now that’s a great quote! I love that one ๐Ÿ˜‰

        I do share the sentiment. Losing it from a financial standpoint is a big deal. But the fact that there are now only 299 others left and he’s unlikely to ever get another one it the real gut wrenching part.

  6. Eli says:

    Amazing car. I could’ve watched a much higher quality version of this off of our server, but I’m not sure what episode it is.

  7. zaki says:

    WOW!!!
    Fantastic.
    Impressive
    Superb
    I wonder when I’ll have one like it?
    โžก ๐Ÿ˜ฏ

    1. If you don’t get rich this year, never. Because there will be newer ones on the market ๐Ÿ˜€

      1. I wonder what the waiting list is like…

  8. OhCash says:

    :mrgreen: Its good to see Top Gear finally test that car. Damn that was fast!!
    I’m still wondering how fast it does on their track.

    1. That would be cool to see it drifting around their track!

      1. It would definitely topple over. Muscle cars are for speed, leave the drifting to the other class. ๐Ÿ˜€

        1. It wouldn’t roll, but it would be squirrelly as hell!

      2. Marc says:

        Why would you want to see this drift? What a waste… That’s like wanting to watch a professional basketball player play hockey… This is a speed machine designed to go fast, drifting in this thing would be a waste.

        1. With as low as it is, I’m sure that it corners great and it has enough power to fly out of the apex!

  9. ProfessorG says:

    Very cool! That’s one of the coolest cars I have ever seen. I take it ‘Top Gear’ is a British show?

    What is special about Top Gears track? Is it really better than VW’s?? If so, how?

    1. John Chow says:

      There is nothing special about Top Gear’s track. It’s a handling track and not one for top speed testing. A 4,300 lbs. Veyron would have a problem beating the fastest car around that track. Currently, the record is held by a koenigsegg CCX.

      1. derrich says:

        But out of all of the fastest cars they’ve tested at the track, my fav is still the Atom.

        1. It’s on an old airport right?

  10. niko says:

    Man I wish I’ll get to drive that kind of car one day. ๐Ÿ˜ฏ

    I’m surprise you didn’t get one for yourself John !? ๐Ÿ˜›

  11. Michael says:

    Looks like your ReviewMe price went down a little. The rollercoaster life of making money online.

    Take Care,

    Michael

  12. Dave says:

    Oh man….

    Sadly, I really don’t think I’d have the balls to take it anywhere near it’s top speed

  13. Dave says:

    Awesome car!

    Sadly, I don’t think I’d have the stones to get this car to it’s top speed ๐Ÿ™

    1. I do, just hand over the keys!

  14. Mike says:

    1001 HP. My god ๐Ÿ˜ฏ What an incredible machine. I can’t even think that fast ๐Ÿ™

  15. dan1el says:

    One of the best episodes was when the Stig crashed the Koenigsegg. I didn’t see that coming. The follow up episode was even better.

    If you’ve got some time I suggest tracking those episodes down.

    1. Everton says:

      That was an awesome episode. It was good to see what happens when Stig really pushs a car to its limit.

  16. Tim Ukaj says:

    Right me if I’m wrong, but isn’t koenigsegg the fastest car?

    1. John Chow says:

      It was. The Veyron broke the the Koenigsegg’s 241MPH top speed.

  17. :mrgreen:
    This car is too much, I want it, I need it! I know of a highway out in New Mexico that I could have some awesome fun on with this car, wonder if the bank would loan me some cash for this? ๐Ÿ˜Ž

  18. Yigit says:

    You can find more information about this car at my blog. http://cartuning2007.blogspot.com

    1. wow.. Seems like you are dealing with all the exotic cars over there! ๐Ÿ˜€

  19. ilker says:

    Top Gear is a great show.. the best of British! :mrgreen:

    1. David says:

      No Kidding!!! I love that show!!!

  20. James says:

    Like the car.
    It will not really do 250 miles in an hour though. ๐Ÿ˜ฅ
    It runs out of gas long before it gets that far.

    1. David says:

      haha…yes…after 12 minutes..which is nowhere near an hour!!!

  21. Jorge Diaz says:

    Wow, that was awesome!

    The car is going so fast that you couldnยดt see it ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

    Going at 407km/h its passing 1 football field per second! like the guy said in the video.

  22. Gdog says:

    Saw that video a few days ago…it’s incredible. I’m surprised he didn’t pee his pants at that speed!

  23. smemon says:

    lol, 5km straight stretch :mrgreen: surprised the veyron didn’t have to stop for fuel half way through..

  24. That has got to be the craziest experience to go that fast in a stock car. I would like to think that I could go that fast, but I wouldn’t know. How about that wind resistance? I’m an engineering major, so I can just imagine what speeds like that do to the paint and other parts of the car. The car would probably wear out pretty fast at constant speeds like that.

    Adam

  25. Jeff says:

    A simply amazing car, now what does it take to get a spot as a test drive on Top Gear

    Jeff – http://wallpapers.jeffreymunro.com

  26. 253MPH…I cannot begin to say how seriously impressed I am. Now I know what Superman drives. ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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