Video of a Bugatti Veyron hitting 225 mph on public roads has gone viral on YouTube with over 1 million views in 5 days.

Video of a Bugatti Veyron hitting 225 mph (362 km/h) on public roads has gone viral on YouTube with over 1 million views in 5 days.

Taken on Interstate 8 in Arizona during the winter of 2009, a total of seven runs were made with multiple camera locations capturing the pseudo-sonic boom flybys. Driving conditions were ideal with a 5 mph (8 km/h) crosswind and air temperature at 62 degrees Farenheit.

According to the video's comments, the Veyron's suspension was set to handling mode (not top speed mode) due to the less than perfectly level road surface.

The Veyron consumed 12 gallons (45.4 liters) of gas from its 26 gallon (98.4 liter) gas tank.

As seen towards the end of the video, the Veyron gets pulled over by the police but the owner states the officer only wanted to look at the car. No ticket was given since the Veyron (at that moment) was being driven at the legal limit of 80 mph (129 km/h).

It was also stated that the driver has four years of Bugatti Veyron track experience in US, France and Germany, including 5 separate 250mph+ (402 km/h) top speed runs at Volkswagen's Ehra Lessien high speed test circuit.

So, we're compelled to ask, why endanger every motorist on a public road when sufficient facilities are available to this Veyron owner?