Bugatti Chiron emerges as the fastest production car ever after hitting 304.77 mph

09/04/2019

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A near production Bugatti Chiron is now the fastest ever production car after hitting a new record speed of 304.77 mph at the Volkswagen test facility. Read on!

Andy Wallace, Bugatti test driver, took over the wheel of a near production Bugatti Chiron on 2 August 2019, hitting a new speed record of 307.77 mph (490.48 km/h) with the Hypercar at the test facility belonging to Volkswagen in Ehra-Lessian.

This is not just a regular Bugatti Chiron, the record setting Hypercar is longer by 25cm and only took six months to manufacture, with the collaboration of Bugatti’s engineers, Michelin (tyre manufacturer) and Dallara (chassis expert).

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The specially designed Bugatti Chiron is the fastest production car ever for reaching 307.77 mph during road testing

In ascertaining the remarkable potential of this speed demon, the usual airbrake, electronic speed limiter and wing with the production versions of 261 mph were removed. The new model comes fitted with a Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 Tyre, specially designed tyres for such race.

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The Technical Inspection Association, TUV, in Germany had already verified this new speed record, which implies that the Chiron had broken the previous fast run record from Koenigsegg’s 284.55 vmax, two-way run of 277.87 in 2017 and the infamous 300 mph barrier for a production car.

BUGATTI CHIRON HITS 304.77MPH!! NEW Worlds Fastest Production Car Official Top Speed Run!

According to a statement from Stephan Winkelmann, President of Bugatti, who for years ruled out any possibility of going for speed with the Chiron:

“What a record! We’re overjoyed to be the first manufacturer ever to have achieved a speed of more than 300 miles per hour. It’s a milestone for eternity. I would like to thank the whole team and driver Andy Wallace for this outstanding performance,”

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Bugatti Chiron has successfully surpassed the 300 mph barrier set for production car for the first time in history

Which road in Nigeria do you think this car will be able to achieve its peak potential?

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Oluwaseun Adeniji is a passionate writer and a poet with special interest in writing about cars. He is a master degree holder in international conflict and management. He enjoys feeding the public with the latest auto gist and well researched car reviews. He is also a strong football lover. So, if Oluwaseun is not writing, expect him to be reading about sports.

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