Breaking Barriers – Bugatti Chiron Busts 300 MPH

September 2nd, 2019

Finally! After years of waiting and countless attempts, a production vehicle has surpassed 300 mph. Bugatti Chief Pilot Andy Wallace climbed aboard his Bugatti Chiron and made the record setting feat look simple.

It should come as no surprise that the car to bust the 300 mph ceiling was a Bugatti. After all, the Bugatti Veyron gained fame after churning out 268+ mph back in 2013 and earned an entry in the Guinness Book of Records. The Bugatti is fast; with a rich heritage in racing.

The Bugatti Chiron, with a price tag of $2.1-million, is certainly one of the most powerful production cars in existence. At the heart of this French beast is a quad-turbocharged (yes, four of them) 8.0-liter W12. The transmission, a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic, is part of a space-age all-wheel drive setup. Maximum output is rated at 1,500hp and 1,180 lb.-ft. of torque and the car can blast from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.3-seconds. It has an electronically controlled top speed of 261 mph (obviously not the one featured in this video).

Here, we have a closed course and a professional driver. The car is specially outfitted for a top speed run – and run it does. All the way to 304.77 mph!

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