In the face of stringent car-pollution laws that call for reduced CO2 emissions, the age of the hypercar shows little sign of abating.

In fact things are thriving in the rarefied world of ultra-exotic sports cars, with the most recent headline-grabber being the 1,120kW Bugatti Chiron Super Sport setting a new production-car top speed record of 490.484km/h in Germany in August.

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