Bugatti Veyron Vitesse 'Hellbug' Flies Through Idaho at 230 MPH
Reaching speeds in excess of 200-mph on a public road is a feat usually reserved for Europe. However, for the eighth year in a row, 3.2 miles of highway in Ketchum, Idaho, have been been designated as a "no limit" zone. This, of course, attracts all kinds of exotic attention, including this Bugatti Veyron Vitesse "Hellbug". Other than the controversial vinyl wrap job, this Veyron remains completely stock. That means the owner is more than happy to make use of the 1,200 horsepower produced by the 8.0-liter W16 engine and it's four turbochargers. All that power was enough to get the Hellbug up 230 mph on its first run, and 226.4 on its second. Must have been a breeze on that second one or something. RELATED: See Photos of the 2015 Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse
Many a Bugatti Veyron has reached a higher speed at this event, including the Hellbug, which hit 235.7 mph at the 2015 Sun Valley Road Rally. But it's still damned impressive to see every time, especially on a stretch of public road.
As more and more production cars reach near or exceed the 200 mph mark, I hope people remember how truly insane it is to go that fast. I also hope we'll be sitting here a year from now watching video of a Bugatti Chiron cruising up to 250+ mph at this same event.
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