0-400-0 in just 42 seconds!

Bugatti is known to break record since they introduced the Veyron in the year 2005 which was later succeeded by Chiron last year. After the Veyron broke a world record of being the fastest production car the Chiron too now walked on the same path and recently set a new World Record.

According to the reports, the Chiron recently broke the World Record for being the fastest production car to pull this driving manoeuvre. To make sure everything went according to plan the entire record attempt was supervised and certified by SGS-TÜV Saar, part of SGS. This team happens to be a world leader in inspection, testing, verification and certification.

The Chiron was able to complete the 0-400-0 km/h mark in just 41.96 seconds making it the fastest production car to reach the top speed of 400 km/h and then coming to a standstill by applying the brakes within the notified time. Former Formula 1 driver, Juan Pablo Montoya was behind the wheels of this car for this record attempt.

Bugatti Chiron Sets New World Record Exterior
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Bugatti Chiron Sets New World Record Exterior
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Bugatti Chiron Sets New World Record Exterior
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Bugatti Chiron has a special top speed key which is typical of any Bugatti which helps in activating the top speed mode. This top speed key helps the Chiron to extract all the power from its massive 8-litre W16 engine by running it at 2,800 rpm. After one activates it, they only need to find an empty stretch of road and activate the launch control and release the brake pedal. The car runs on its special tyres developed by Michelin. The Chiron takes just 32.6 seconds to reach the 400 km/h mark. To bring it to a standstill the supercar uses individual carbon ceramic brake discs alongside the air brake which helps in boosting the aerodynamic downforce on the rear axle helping it to stop quickly. During this record speed attempt, the car took only 9.3 seconds and 491 metres to come to a standstill from speeds of 400 km/h.

Bugatti sold 300 units of the Chiron already, and they now have plans to set a new World speed record by reaching a top speed excess of 431 km/h which was recorded with the Veyron 16.4 Super Sport in 2010.

Riju Ganguly
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