The Bugatti Chiron's Record Breaking Speed

December 31, 2017

The Bugatti Chiron's Record Breaking Speed

Think supercars can’t become anymore impressive?

Well, the Bugatti Chiron is here to set the record straight—And break a few in the process.

There’s no denying that Bugatti is an industry leader in the world of supercars.  If you’re looking for stellar performance, Bugattis tend to offer that and then some.

Sure, these cars might not be the most affordable on the market.  But really, who could set a price for the level of comfort and luxury a Bugatti offers?

So, are you curious to see what all this Chiron buzz is about?

To put it simply, the Bugatti Chiron just broke an impressive speed record.  And when you look under the hood, you’ll see how this is one of the best supercars on the market.  So, if that’s enough to grab your interest, read along with us as we show you all this amazing beast of a car can offer.


The Bugatti Chiron’s Speed Record

 Let’s get this out of the way now.  Plenty of cars will brag about their horsepower and 0-60 mph times.  But Bugatti is here to let the Chiron’s actions speak for itself.

How can it do that?

Well, this sexy super car just broke the world record for the fastest time a car has ever sped up to 249 mph and then broke to a sudden stop.  All of this happened in a short 41.96 seconds.


In fairness, this feat was accomplished by none other than NASCAR champion Juan Pablo Montoya.  In other words, we’re talking about a man who drives for a living. So, getting these numbers for yourself might not be as easy without some track experience.  Still, we won’t argue about the impressiveness of this feat. 

When asked about the car itself, Montoya praised the car’s stability.  This racing pro even went as far as to say the feat was easy.  So imagine what he could have done with a few more test runs.


About the Bugatti Chiron

A car to reach these speeds must be boasting some impressive numbers under the hood, right? 

Of course you’ll find some quality specs here.  This is a Bugatti after all.

Starting off, the 16-cylinder engine offers 1,500 horsepower.  In other words, this isn’t the typical power you’ll find at your local dealer.  

To further sweeten the deal, the Bugatti Chiron reaches a top speed of 261 mph.  Add a few tweaks under the hood and this car reaches every bit of 288 mph.  How is this not every track lover’s dream?


How Much Does a Bugatti Chiron Cost?

You’d be right to guess that this level of performance does not come cheap.

Fresh from production, expect to drop $3 million on this car.  If that’s not enough, remember that only 500 of these cars have left production—300 of which have already been nabbed by eager buyers.   So getting your hands on one now might not be the easiest task in the world.


What to Expect from the Future

Bugatti already set some big plans for its Chiron.  Next year alone, the French carmaker plans to break its own top speed record from the Chiron by reaching 431 kph.  Who wouldn’t want to watch this happen in action?

As a whole, the Chiron teaches us that we still have much to see from the world of supercars. 

Every time we think things can’t get any better, a new supercar is here to prove us wrong.  And thankfully, the Chiron has already done just that.

You already know you’re a leader in super cars when you’re breaking world records.  And with that said, we’d say that $3 million sticker price is well worth it.  Where will Bugatti set the bar next?

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