Hypercar Bugatti Chiron in the Longtail version can go faster than 489 km / hSeptember 22, 2019
It seems that the speed record set by the team of the French brand Bugatti may perhaps be even faster. At least that is what Andy Wallace, who was driving the very instance of the Bugatti Chiron Longtail, who was honored to set a speed record, said so.
You’ve probably already seen or heard about it, but still, for reference – Bugatti made history in early September this year, having managed to develop a maximum speed of 482.7 km on the Bugatti Chiron Longtail hypercar (version of the hypercar with an extended rear) / h According to the official representatives of the French brand, Bugatti does not plan to stop there. But what exactly do the engineers of the legendary automaker want to say?
In an interview with foreign AutoBlog reporters, the pilot of the same hypercar, Andy Wallace, said that the Chiron engine still has a little more power in stock, at which it can easily accelerate the car to 490.37 km / h.
We are talking about an 8.0-liter W16 four-cylinder engine with a capacity of 1,578 horsepower. That copy of the Bugatti Chiron hypercar was specially created for six months along with tire manufacturer Michelin. It is reported that when creating this car, large-scale modifications of both the power plant and the body were required, as a result of which the car became 25.4 cm longer than the standard Chiron Sport.
Mr. Wallace said: “I don’t think we showed the maximum speed of our hypercar, because it still has the ability to accelerate. The reason for such a “low” result is a small area on the track, which is not as smooth as it should be. On its passage, the car loses precious seconds.
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