Monday, June 24, 2013
Beyond burning rubber
"...The Veyron's quad-turbo W16 engine currently pushes out 1184 horses but its potential is said to be closer to 1500hp.
That combined with a more extensive use of carbon fibre, which could cut up to 200 kilograms from its kerb weight, could see a 1500hp Veyron with a top speed in the 450kmh range.
The Bugatti Veyron Super Sport currently holds the world record for the fastest production car at 431.072kmh.
Any shot that the 450kmh mark, however, would only be possible if an improvement in tyre technology - to stop them melting at such high speeds - is available..." (Bold Mine)