Bugatti Chiron set a speed recordSeptember 2, 2019
Hypercar overcame a barrier of 490 kilometers per hour
Bugatti announced a new world speed record for the Chiron: the car has a speed of 490.484 kilometers per hour. Close to the serial hypercar pilot raced Andy Wallace.
Bugatti Chiron is equipped with a 1500-horsepower W16 engine of eight liters, and the maximum speed declared by the automaker of the production model is 420 kilometers per hour. However, a new speed record, according to the press service of the brand, was set on a “hypercar close to the production one” – what exactly the differences are, has not yet been specified. More details about the achievement of Chiron will appear shortly.
Brand President Stefan Winkelmann said that Bugatti was the first automaker to achieve such an impressive result.
In the fall of 2017, Juan Pablo Montoya at the wheel of the Bugatti Chiron set a different record: it accelerated to 400 kilometers per hour and braked to a complete stop in 42 seconds. However, just a month later, Koenigsegg Agera RS repeated exercise 0-400-0 with the best result – only 36.44 seconds.
In the same year, the Agera RS coupe reached 447 kilometers per hour on the highway near the American village of Pahramp in Nevada. This result Bugatti Chiron managed to surpass.
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