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:
- Cook your 2-minute noodles to 35% completion. They’ll be a bit crunchy but won’t kill you.
- 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”.
- Almost think up the 3rd item for a list of things you can do in 42 seconds but not quite get there.
- 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