The performance specs for the Bugatti Chiron are enough to make your eyes water, with 0-62 in 2.4 seconds, 0-124 mph in 6.1 seconds, and 186 mph in a dizzying 13.1 seconds, thanks to its 1,500-hp 8.0-litre quad-turbocharged W16. Officially, the Chiron’s top speed claimed to be 261 mph, but before Bugatti CEO Wolfgang Dürheimer vacated his position late last year, he stated that this hypercar would try to set a new record top speed for production hypercars, and this new video proves that it’s only second to the Koenigsegg Agera RS, which hit 284.3 mph. Read more for an up-close shot of the speedometer and additional information.
Despite the speed limiter, the Chiron can still top out at 261 mph, and this run, which took place at the Johnny Bohmer Proving Grounds, in Florida, shows that the hypercar required 2.7 miles of straight line acceleration to do so, all the while sounding like a jet fighter blasting off.
“Bugatti’s CEO, Stephan Winkelmann, said he doesn’t know how fast the Chiron is since he has ‘a lot on his plate’ and ‘the speed test is not a priority’. He previously admitted that the Chiron cannot hit 300 mph (483 km/h), as there are no tires that are certified for this speed, and then came back with a new statement in which he explained he’s not interested in a top speed run,” reports Car Scoops.