Bugatti Chiron Goes From 0-249 miles per hour and Back in Record Time

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The Bugatti Chiron was always going to be fast.

Bugatti has set the record for the fastest time to go from 0-400kph and back to a standstill again for a production auto.

With an 8-litre engine developing nearly 1,500bhp, the Bugatti Chiron is one of the most impressive hypercars ever built.

The Chiron is powered by a 1,479 horsepower quad-turbocharged W16 engine which sends its power through a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission to a sophisticated all-wheel drive system. However, we didn't realize just how quick it would be, something Bugatti has now established with a record-breaking speed test.

The time is the fastest ever reached and officially measured for this driving manoeuvre for a production vehicle in the world. "This truly impressive performance further confirms that the Chiron is the world's best super-sports auto".

Bugatti has brought former Formula 1 driver Juan-Pablo Montoya on his special Erha Lessien track in Germany, accompanied by a team from SGS-TUV Saar, a body responsible for certifying record performance.

Although the Chiron has four turbochargers in total, Bugatti doesn't employ them all from the outset.

Reaching 249 miles per hour took the Bugatti 32.6 seconds, while braking to 0 miles per hour required just 9.3 seconds. Over the Chiron covered a distance of 3.12 kms.

Note that Montoya took advantage of it to drive at 420 km / h (ie the maximum speed limit of the Chiron ), history to improve its own personal record.

The large 15.7 inch ceramic disc help it brake, while working in conjunction with the massive rear wing, which acts as an air brake when deployed. Montoya experienced roughly 2g forces during that, as the Chiron took 9.3 seconds to come to a halt.

Bugatti now has 200 remaining build slots from an original tally of 500 for the Chiron.

Next year, the manufacturer plans to set a new world speed record - which is now 267mph set by the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport. Base price is an eye-watering $2.7m.

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