Super Street Network

Due to the EU’s Global Data Protection Regulation, our website is currently unavailable to visitors from most European countries. We apologize for this inconvenience and encourage you to visit www.motortrend.com for the latest on new cars, car reviews and news, concept cars and auto show coverage, awards and much more.MOTORTREND.COM
 |   |   |  Bugatti Chiron Goes From 0-249 MPH and Back in Record Time
Subscribe to the Free
Newsletter

Bugatti Chiron Goes From 0-249 MPH and Back in Record Time

0-249-0 mph happened in 42 seconds

Kelly Pleskot
Sep 12, 2017

Not that Bugatti needs to prove the Chiron is quick, but when you have a 1,479-hp supercar, you might as well set some records. Recently, the Chiron accelerated to 249 mph and braked back to a standstill in 41.96 seconds, marking a new world record for a production vehicle.

Reaching 249 mph took the Bugatti 32.6 seconds, while braking to 0 mph required just 9.3 seconds. Overall, the Chiron needed just 3.112 kilometers (1.934 miles) to complete the entire test.

To set the record, Bugatti enlisted the help of Juan Pablo Montoya, three-time winner of the 24 Hours of Daytona, two-time winner of the Indy 500, and winner of the Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix. "It really was incredible to see that you didn't need the complex preparations we have to make in racing for the 0-400-0 drive," said Montoya in a press release. "With the Chiron, it was all quite easy. Just get in and drive off. Incredible."

With Montoya behind the wheel, the test run was recorded by SGS-TV Saar, a European testing and certification company. Bugatti says the record run is "the first step" in an even more ambitious goal. In 2018, Bugatti intends to beat the Veyron 16.4 Super Sport's top speed record of 267.855 mph from back in 2010.

The Chiron packs a 8.0-liter W-16 quad-turbo engine producing 1,479 hp and 1,180 lb-ft of torque. It is estimated to hit 60 mphin 2.4 seconds.

Bugatti has sold 300 Chirons so far. Only 500 will be made.

Watch the Bugatti Chiron rocket to 249 mph in the video below.

Source: Bugatti

 

Bugatti Chiron Zero 400 Zero Photo 5/5   |   Bugatti Chiron Goes From 0-249 MPH and Back in Record Time
By Kelly Pleskot
344 Articles

BROWSE CARS BY MARKET

MORE FEATURES

If you love the way the Honda Civic Type R drives but wish it stood out more, the folks at Mugen have the solution
Collin WoodardJan 16, 2019
How do you make the Volkswagen GTI even better? Just add the letters “TCR” and crank up the boost.
Ed TahaneyJan 16, 2019
Just about the only thing that can improve the supercar experience is taking the roof off, especially when the change results in basically no penalties to weight, performance, or dynamics
Erik JohnsonJan 16, 2019
Look out Honda and VAG; Hyundai has just rolled out its new Veloster N race car that will compete in TCR (touring car) classes globally, including the 2019 IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge in the U.S.
Ed TahaneyJan 15, 2019
A limited-edition, thoroughly revised WRX STI that’s only for the U.S., the S209 has more power, more grip, and plenty of chassis upgrades.
Aaron GoldJan 14, 2019
Sponsored Links

SEARCH ARTICLES BY MAKE/MODEL

Search
CLOSE X
BUYER'S GUIDE
SEE THE ALL NEW
NEWS, REVIEWS & SPECS
TO TOP