Bugatti unveiled the Chiron at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show in March. The new Chiron replaced the Veyron as the only car in Bugatti's lineup.
However, the figure that people were most interested in was the top speed and when the electronically limited top speed of 420km/h was revealed, many wondered how fast the Chiron could actually go with the limiter removed.
Autoblog managed to get a Bugatti's Dr. Willi Netuschil to talk about his latest car and the engineering boss of the French hypercar maker spoke about the true potential of the Chiron.
Netuschil said the Chiron with its speed limiter removed will top out at about 285m/h (458.663km/h).
So how does the Chiron achieve that mind-boggling top speed. Unlike other carmakers like Ferrari, McLaren and Porsche, Bugatti chose to ignore hybridization and instead opted for old fashioned grunt.
The massive 8.0-litre W16 quad-turbo engine produces 1,479bhp and 1,600Nm of torque which is sent to all four wheels through a dual-clutch gearbox.
The Chiron weighs in at 1,995 kilograms, but instead of letting the weight deter it, the manic hypercar ignores both the extra weight and seemingly the laws of physics as well.
The Chiron will sprint from 0–100km/h in under 2.5 seconds. 200km/h comes up in under 6.5 seconds and 300km/h flashes by in under 13.6 seconds.
Thankfully, the Chiron has a dial that goes all the way up to 500km/h, so when Bugatti does send it out on a speed run, they'll be able to record it on the car's instrumentation as well.
Bugatti will take the Chiron out for its record-setting speed run only in 2018.
However, for customers brave enough to attempt the top speed run on their own, Bugatti will remove the speed limiter for them.