The Bugatti Chiron Breaks Its First Record

Zero to 249 miles per hour.

I don’t know that any of us can really imagine what that’s like. Accelerating from 0 to 60 mph in less than 4 seconds is an exhilarating rush, but I don’t think there’s anyone reading this right now who can understand what it feels like to top 200 in a car… on the way to 249.

There just aren’t many cars capable of crossing the 200-mph mark, nor are there many safe places to run those cars all the way to their top speed.

So if none of us have experienced such speed, and likely never will, why are we bringing it up here on this blog?

Well… because watching other people do it is exactly what a Monday needs.

The Bugatti Chiron is the replacement for the Veyron, which is the current record-holder as the world’s fastest production car. A Veyron was recorded at 267.8 mph, but Bugatti will very likely break its record with the Chiron sometime next year.

What Bugatti has done with the Chiron so far is pretty exceptional. The car has broken a record for the fastest time from 0-249 miles per hour… then back to zero. It did it in just 42 seconds.

Watch former Formula One driver Juan Pablo Montoya pilot the exceptional run:

Montoya must be one confident guy to push a car to those limits without a helmet or protective gear. Not only did he succeed, but the car made the run look absolutely effortless. It’s an exhilarating thing to watch, even if we may never get to experience it firsthand.

What’s the fastest you’ve ever driven in a car?

-tgriffith

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4 Comments

  1. The Chiron Bugatti car is amazing. The model is beautiful, the engine is strong and very smooth. I am a fan of this Bugatti. I want one like that, but I can not. Since it’s so classy and so costly I can not afford it :(

  2. Juan Montoya is the man, and no doubt had lot to do with this run record, especially on directional control in such heavy breaking.

  3. Jaguar 1956 Series 3 XK140 with Isky racing cams: 155 mph (additional acceleration remaining)

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