The Bugatti Chiron has set the fastest 0-400-0 kph, beating the Veyron.
The world record run in the Bugatti Chiron was with former F1 driver Juan Pablo Montoya at the wheel. The hypercar accelerated from a standstill to 400 kph and back to zero again in just 41.96 seconds. It covered a distance of 3.112 kms during the run.
The successor to the Veyron is powered by an 8.0-litre W16 engine boosted by four turbochargers. The car accelerates from a standstill to 100 kph in just 2.4 seconds and goes on to an electronically limited top speed of 420 kph.
The Chiron took only 32.6 seconds and just 2,621 metres to reach 400 kph (249 mph) from 0 kph. The deceleration took only 9.3 seconds and 491 metres to come to a complete halt. To achieve this incredible feat, the Chiron used launch control to set off. The engine rpm was rated at 2,800 rpm with two turbochargers functioning. The remaining two turbochargers are activated from 3,800 rpm. The Electronic Stability Control ensured maximum traction off the line. The braking is assisted by the rear wing, which tilts to 49 degrees to form an air brake. A force of 2 g was exerted on the vehicle and driver.
Bugatti is looking to have a go at the world speed record with the Chiron in 2018. This is the first step to achieving that goal.Only 500 cars will be made, out which 300 have been accounted for. The car piloted by Juan Pablo Montoya will be on display at the upcoming 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show.
Only 500 units of the Chiron will be made, out which 300 have been accounted for. The car piloted by Juan Pablo Montoya will be on display at the upcoming 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show.
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