The brand new Bugatti Chiron has become the first production car to reach the 300 miles per hour mark. That’s over 480 km/h.
The new Bugatti Chiron is the first production car to reach this milestone speed, with the Veyron Super Sport previously reaching speeds of up to 268 mph. However, it did have some modifications done to reach the 300 mph mark, as the base form of the new Bugatti Chiron is electronically limited to 261 mph and can go from 0 to 60 mph in 3 seconds.
The back of the monster machine car was lengthened by about 10 inches to reduce drag and to regulate the ride height. A pair of stacked exhaust pipes were used to aim the exhaust away from the base of the car to improve the aerodynamics of the car. The adjustable rear-wing of the new Bugatti Chiron was replaced with a fixed-position model, a roll cage was added and the horsepower was pushed up from 1,479 to 1,578.
Now that the new Bugatti Chiron has reached this major milestone, the president of the Volkswagen-owned motoring company has stated that the company will be focusing on other areas. This means that the car company’s pursuit of speed might start slowing down now.
The milestone 304.77 mph drive was performed by Bugatti test driver, Andy Wallace at Volkswagen’s banked test track at Ehra-Lessien in Germany.
The new modified Bugatti Chiron is expected to be officially launched and will be apparently called the Chiron Super Sport.
Would you be able to handle speeds of up to 300 miles an hour in a car like the modified new Bugatti Chiron? Let us know in the comments section below if you’ve got a major need for speed and need a fast car like this in your life.