First Pass – 1479HP Bugatti Chiron

March 30th, 2017

For those who don’t know; it’s Boo – got – EEEE. Best I can tell, that is either Italian or French for “Fast as heck!” (depending upon who you ask).

Seriously though, Bugatti performance automobiles have been around since the early 1900s and this is likely to be the best of the lot.

Of course, it is hard to foul things up when you start with nearly 1500hp and 1,200 lb.-ft. of torque. All that get-up-and-go is derived from a massive, mid-mounted, 8.0-liter W16 engine and four-turbochargers. Bugatti uses a two-stage turbocharger setup which features a pair of low RPM turbos to get you out of the hole and a set of high RPM turbos to get you through the trap. Imagine that 0 to 60 mph can be accomplished in just over 2-seconds and that you can slam up against 200 mph in 30-seconds. How many street races could you win in this bad girl?

Truly, the extreme power of this machine is only the tip of the iceberg. Watch this video and listen to this driver rave about how smooth and effortless it drives (despite being an absolute beast) and you may understand why it comes with a sticker price of more than $2.5-million – then again, maybe not.

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