The Bugatti Chiron has set a new speed record for accelerating from zero to 400km/h then back to zero again. Driven by former Formula One and Indycar driver, Juan Pablo Montoya, the $3.3m hypercar achieved the new speed record in an astounding 41.96 seconds.
Powered by its 1103kW quad-turbocharged W16 engine, the $3.3m hypercar achieved 0-100km/h in 2.4 seconds, 200km/h in 6.1 seconds, 300km/h in 13.1 seconds, and finally 400km/h in a cumulative 32.6 seconds. Montoya was then able to bring the Chiron to a stand-still in an astounding 9.3 seconds.
After achieving the speed record, Montoya was full of praise for the Chiron. “The Chiron is so unbelievably quick – it takes your breath away,” said Montoya. “When you are driving the Chiron for the first time, you cannot imagine how powerful it is. And just so stable and consistent. With the Chiron, it was all quite easy”.