Not that Bugatti must show the Chiron is fast, however when you might have a 1,479-hp supercar, you would possibly as properly set some information. Just lately, the Chiron accelerated to 249 mph and braked again to a standstill in 41.96 seconds, marking a brand new world report for a manufacturing automobile.
Reaching 249 mph took the Bugatti 32.6 seconds, whereas braking to Zero mph required simply 9.three seconds. General, the Chiron wanted simply three.112 kilometers (1.934 miles) to finish your entire take a look at.
To set the report, Bugatti enlisted the assistance of Juan Pablo Montoya, three-time winner of the 24 Hours of Daytona, two-time winner of the Indy 500, and winner of the Method 1 Monaco Grand Prix.
“It actually was unbelievable to see that you simply didn’t want the advanced preparations we’ve got to make in racing for the Zero-400-Zero drive,” mentioned Montoya in a press launch.
“With the Chiron, it was all fairly straightforward. Simply get in and drive off. Unimaginable.”
With Montoya behind the wheel, the take a look at run was recorded by SGS-TÜV Saar, a European testing and certification firm.
Bugatti says the report run is “step one” in an much more bold objective. In 2018, Bugatti intends to beat the Veyron 16.4 Super Sport’s high pace report of 267.855 mph from again in 2010.
The Chiron packs a eight.Zero-liter W-16 quad-turbo engine producing 1,479 hp and 1,180 lb-ft of torque. It’s estimated to hit 60 mph in 2.four seconds.
Bugatti has bought 300 Chirons up to now. Solely 500 shall be made. Watch the Bugatti Chiron rocket to 249 mph within the video under.