News of the feat has just been through; Bugatti has managed to break the production car speed record with a timed run of 304.773 mph (490.484 km/h). The record was broken by Bugatti Chiron at the Volkswagen Group test track in Ehra-Lessien.
With this feat, Bugatti has become the very first car manufacturer to have broken the 300-miles-per-hour barrier using a production car. More details will be released soon enough. The target speed was achieved using a ”near-production prototype derivative” of the hyper sports car.
Stephan Winkelmann, President of Bugatti, while speaking about the marvelous feat said, ”What a record! We’re overjoyed to be the first manufacturer ever to have achieved a speed of more than 300 miles per hour. ‘It’s a milestone for eternity. I would like to thank the whole team and driver Andy Wallace for this outstanding performance.”
Bugatti has also released a video of the record run, and we are overwhelmed by the sheer power that Bugatti Chiron can deliver. You can watch the video at the end of this post. Be sure to share the amazing record-setting speed of Bugatti Chiron with your friends and family members. Bugatti test driver Andy Wallace, while speaking about the record run says, ”An incredible speed. ‘It’s inconceivable that a car would be capable of this. But the Chiron was well prepared, and I felt very safe – even in these high-speed ranges.”
Andy Wallace was safely seated inside the Bugatti Chiron and was held firmly using six-point safety belts and was provided further safety by making using of an additional safety cell. He warmed up over one lap and then accelerated out of the north curve of the Ehra-Lessien test track to attain the top speed along the 8.8-kilometer stretch. The record run was recorded using a sealed GPS box.