The Bugatti Veyron set a top speed record for the fastest production car in the world. The Veyron was able to clock 431.3km/h and held the title for a while. Well, that's about to change now.
The CEO of Bugatti, Wolfgang Durheimer has now confirmed that the Chiron, the successor to the Veyron will attempt a top speed run and try to set a new record.
Durheimer says that the Chiron will be faster than the Veyron Super Sport, but the only thing is that nobody from Bugatti knows exactly how fast. According to the CEO, the company has made calculations based on simulations, but admits sitting in the car and achieving it is a different story.
The record attempt will be held at the Ehra-Lessien test facility that belongs to Volkswagen, the same place the Veyron set the record. The Chiron is the result of the engineers who started with the Veyron, improving every aspect of the car.
In terms of power, the Chiron uses the same 8.0-litre W16 engine with four turbochargers. The powerhouse has been tweaked to produce 1,479bhp and 1,600Nm of torque. The Chiron has an electronically restricted top speed of 420km/h, but Bugatti claims that without the top speed limiter, the Chiron will be able to reach 463km/h.
So will the Chiron be able to speed itself into the record books? Stay tuned.