Bugatti Chiron achieves the fastest time ever reached and officially measured for a driving manoeuvre for a production vehicle throughout the world.
A world record is no mean thing! The Bugatti Chiron has one more feather in the cap. The 1500 PS super car from Alsace has accelerated from a standing start to four hundred km/h and braked back to a standstill in just 42 seconds (41.96). This is the fastest time ever reached and officially measured for a driving manoeuvre for a production vehicle throughout the world!
It all happened over a weekend in August 2017. With racing driver Juan Pablo Montoya at the wheel…the Chiron was all set! Using the Top Speed Key which is typical of Bugatti, he activated the Top Speed mode, which allows a Chiron to drive faster than 380 km/h. Bugatti invited Montoya to complete the 0-400-0 km/h manoeuvre under real-life conditions to underpin the exceptional position of the Chiron in terms of braking and acceleration. He accepted, eager to meet Bugatti and the Chiron. “It is really impressive how stable and consistent the Chiron is. Its acceleration and braking are simply incredible,” he quoted after the performance.
The run was supervised and officially certified by SGS-TÜV Saar, part of SGS, the world leader in inspection, testing, verification and certification. The Chiron completed the manoeuvre in a distance of only 3.112 kilometres. This underscores the supercar’s unique position in the extreme performance range.
The world record was set by Juan Pablo Montoya, winner of the Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix, two-time winner of the Indy 500 and three-time winner of the 24 hours of Daytona. The 0-400-0 manoeuvre is the first step on the way to a new world speed record for production vehicles which Bugatti intends to set in 2018 and a further highlight in the success story of the Chiron, which made its world debut last year. 300 of these exceptional super sports cars, which are being produced in a limited series of 500 vehicles, have already been sold.
With this feat, Bugatti has confirmed the exceptional position of the Chiron in terms of acceleration and braking and its leading role in the extreme performance range. The success story of this exceptional super sports car, the Chiron, continues!