Bugatti Celebrates Champagne Record That (Possibly) Has Already BeatenOctober 17, 2020
It is bottled in carbon bottles – 270 euros apiece.
Last fall, the Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ set a world speed record, accelerating to 490.4 km / h. Now partner of the automaker, the young but already well-known French champagne brand Champagne Carbon, celebrated this achievement with the release of a limited edition of Bugatti ƎB.02 300+ Vintage 2006 Grand Cru sparkling wine.
Vintage Blanc de Blanc 2006 is bottled in carbon-coated bottles – this is a chip of the winemaker, collaborating with Formula 1. ƎB.02 costs 270 euros – the same is the price of the 15-year old ƎB.01 for Bugatti, released earlier.
The point, however, is not the champagne. Recently it became known that the record, which is so proud of in Bugatti, could already be broken. It was reported that the attempt was made by SSC North America on its 1,750-horsepower Tuatara coupe. True, it is not a fact that it competed with Chiron.
The Chiron Super Sport 300+ has no official status for two reasons. Firstly, the race was only in one direction, and secondly, the car itself at that time was a prototype (and still is). Therefore, for the Guinness Book of Records, the champion is still the Koenigsegg Agera RS, which showed an average maximum speed of 447.19 km / h in 2017 based on the results of two races in opposite directions on a closed section of a public road in Nevada. Apparently, the same route was blocked for Tuatara. It may be really late for Bugatti to drink champagne, although there have been no statements from SSC so far.
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