Bugatti breaks another world record, 300mph

Bugatti, the same manufacturer who broke world records with the Veyron and many others have done it again. Managing to hit over 300mph on the Ehra-Lessien test track in Germany.

The sports luxury subdivision of Volkswagen, has just realized quite a feat of engineering. Allowing the car to cover a whole football field at full speed in less than a second.

However, the car has not officially broken any official Guinness world records, as they stipulate the car must run in 2 directions forward and back along the strip. Former Le Mans winner Andy Wallace driving this monster was clocked at 304.77mph, which is faster than planes travel during takeoff.

‘The biggest challenge is to get the overall package right, not only design, not only aerodynamics, not only engine, not only tyres,’ Bugatti’s Frank Heyl told Top Gear. ‘It’s to get everything together and working in one car.’

This particular Chiron is a prototype with a longer body and a laser-controlled ride height set considerably lower than the production model to avoid drag. It’s also got an 8.0-litre, quad-turbo W16 engine delivering 1,578bhp that’s been nicknamed ‘Thor’.

Despite the lack of a world record from Guinness, we believe this is still a staggering accomplishment. ‘With this new record of the Chiron we enter again uncharted territory. Never before has a series manufacturer reached this high speed,’ said Stephan Winkelmann, president of Bugatti.

‘Our goal was to be the first manufacturer ever to reach the magic 300mph mark. We have now achieved this – making ourselves, the entire team and myself, incredibly proud.’

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