The Bugatti Chiron review (video)

Tim Stevens, the Managing Editor of Roadshow (which Carfection is part of) went to Portugal to drive the Bugatti Chiron.  WOW.

 

Here are 10 facts for you:

1  It will cost around £2.5M, more than double the price of a Veyron.

2  Just 500 will be built, and half have already been sold.

3  Maximum power from the 8-litre engine is 1,476bhp, versus 987bhp for the original Veyron.

4  How fast is the Chiron? Stupid fast. Its top speed is limited to 261mph (420 km/h) for road use, 8mph faster than a Veyron. Rumours suggest it is ultimately capable of over 280mph, and Bugatti says it will attempt to break the Fastest Production Car Guinness World Record, in Spring, 2018.

 Every Chiron has two keys, one for speeds up to 236mph and a ‘Bugatti Speed Key’ for max speed attempts.  How cool is that?

6  If you have a head for numbers, try getting it around these: Bugatti claims the Chiron will accelerate from 0-62mph (100km/h) in under 2.5sec, 0-124mph (200km/h) in under 6.5sec and 0-186mph (300km/h) in under 13.6sec.

7  At speed, than 60,000 litres of air and 800 litres of water are pumped through the engine every minute.

8  Bugatti claims that if all the carbon fibres used in the construction of the chassis were laid out end-to-end, they would stretch the equivalent of 9x the distance between the earth and the moon.

9  At 248mph, the centrifugal force on each tyre is the equivalent of 3,800 times the force of gravity.

10  The Bugatti ‘Macaron’ emblem on the grille weighs 150g, including 140g of silver.

 

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