Bugatti Chiron Breaks the Top Speed ​​Record Near to 500 kph

September 5, 2019

Bugatti Chiron Breaks the Top Speed ​​Record Near to 500 kph

Using the Chiron prototype driven by Andy Wallace in Ehra-Lessien, Germany, Bugatti officially succeeded in exceeding the speed limit of 482 km / hour. This record was reached on August 2, 2019 with a fantastic top speed of 490.48 km / h, which was verified by TÜV Germany.

Bugatti worked in secret for the past six months with Michelin and Dallara to create a version of Chiron that was able to reach that record. Through its success, Bugatti defeated Koenigsegg who was able to reach a top speed of 458 km / hour with Agera RS in 2017.

President of Bugatti, Stephan Winkelmann, said that this would be the last record pursued by the automaker, who would withdraw from the competition to produce the fastest production car in the world. "We have shown several times that we are able to build the fastest car in the world. In the future we will focus on other fields, "said Winkelmann.

Chiron who managed to break the record, 25 cm longer than a standard car. Thanks in large part to the longer tail and releasing the rear wing which functions as an air brake to reduce drag. There is also the support of a new quad exhaust pipe, as well as a larger and deeper rear diffuser. The front end also gets a larger splitter and a set of air outlets on wheels.

"The biggest challenge is to get the right overall package, not just one of design, aerodynamics, engine, or tires. But it brings everything together to produce perfect performance on one car, "said Bugatti's head of exterior design, Frank Heyl.
Of course the W16 quad-turbo engine with a capacity of 8,000 cc was also upgraded from 1479 horsepower to 1578 horsepower, although the transmission and drive system of all wheels really did not get a change.

Bugatti described the Chiron record-breaking as a prototype close to production, which could be interpreted that the long-tail version might change to Super Sport which was rumored to be launched in the coming weeks.