Bugatti has now officially broken the unfathomable 300mph barrier with help from Chiron prototype on Ehra-Lessien. Prototype was helmed by Andy Wallace. This record was recorded on 2nd August and Chiron Prototype achieved a top speed of 304.773 mph that was verified by Germany’s TUV. Bugatti had secretly been working on it for over six months with Michelin and Dallara to create this new version of Chiron. By crossing 300 mph barrier, Bugatti Chiron managed to beat Koenigsegg Agera RS record of 284.55 mph in the year 2017.
Bugatti’s President, Stephen Winkelmann in an interview to Top Gear said that it will be last record chased by the company. After withdrawing from the competition, they will concentrate on producing world’s fastest serial production car. The record-breaking Bugatti Chiron is 9.84 inches longer than the standard vehicle. It is because of the inclusion of longer tail section that ditches the rear wing and airbrake to reduce drag. Additionally, new quad exhaust pipes and deeper rear diffuser plays a big part. Front end of the Chiron consists of a larger splitter and a set of air outlets over the wheels.
Italian carmaker’s Head of Exterior Design, Frank Heyl said that they faced biggest challenge to get overall package right. He was talking by aerodynamics, design, engine and tires. The stock quad-turbo 8.0-liter W16 unit was also upgraded from 1,479 hp to 1,578 hp. Transmission and all-wheel drive system remained unchanged. This Bugatti Chiron is described as a near production prototype. Hence, long-tail version is probably going to be turned into Super Sport.