The new Bugatti Chiron just broke a world record by going from 0-400-0 km/h in 42 seconds. This will melt your face off…

Bugatti has always been the image of pure, raw power.
From the introduction of the Bugatti Veyron, the car manufacturer introduced a commercially available (seriously, it’s as available as milk if you can reach the top shelf…) car that set its own class that we like to label as ‘Super-duper Cars’.

They haven’t stopped anywhere short of that label with the new Bugatti Chiron, which just melted the face off of every petrolhead by reaching 400km/hr in a staggering 42 seconds.

Let us put that into some perspective.
In 42 seconds you can do the following:

  1. Cook your 2-minute noodles to 35% completion. They’ll be a bit crunchy but won’t kill you.
  2. Get through the introduction of most YouTube videos and almost make it to the point where they ask you to, “Like and subscribe for more”.
  3. Almost think up the 3rd item for a list of things you can do in 42 seconds but not quite get there.
  4. Go 400km/hr and then slow back down to a stop in a Bugatti Chiron.

Perspective is everything.

World record for the BUGATTI Chiron: the 1,500 PS supercar has accelerated from a standing start to 400 km/h (249 mph) and braked back to a standstill in just 42 seconds (41.96).
This is the fastest time ever reached and officially measured for this driving manoeuvre for a production vehicle throughout the world.

The Chiron completed the manoeuvre in a distance of only 3.112 kilometres.
This underscores the supercar’s unique position in the extreme performance range.

The world record was set by Juan Pablo Montoya, winner of the Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix, two-time winner of the Indy 500 and three-time winner of the 24 hours of Daytona. The 0-400-0 manoeuvre is the first step on the way to a new world speed record for production vehicles which Bugatti intends to set in 2018 and a further highlight in the success story of the Chiron.

Please note: The video shows the actual 0-400-0 run in real time, so it is 41.96 seconds long. Fuel consumption, l/100km: urban 35.2 /

Bit of a disclaimer here if you’re looking to buy one… Make sure you tow a gas station behind you:
Fuel consumption, l/100km: urban 35.2 /extra urban 15.2 /combined 22.5; CO2 emissions, combined, g/km: 516; efficiency class: G

Yikes!

 

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