Cars Bugatti Chiron Warming up to Beat the Record of World’s Fastest Car

Bugatti Chiron Warming up to Beat the Record of World’s Fastest Car

Bugatti has rekindled the top speed record race with the announcement of new Chiron. The company is about to launch the Veyron’s successor, which can go beyond its top speed of 268 miles per hour. This was announced by the company CEO Wolfgang Dürheimer in a recent interview.

Bugatti Chiron

Speaking to Autocar, Dürheimer said, “We will try to lock in a new world speed record. I know the Chiron will be faster [than the Veyron Super Sport], but we don’t how fast. We have the calculations from our simulations, but it is always different to sit in the car and actually do it.”

It is pertinent to recall that the existing record for the highest ever speed of 268mph (431km/h) is also being held by the French manufacturer. The VW Group Company made this record with the Veyron 16.4 Super Sport at Volkswagen’s Ehra-Lessien test facility in 2010 by former F1 driver Pierre-Henri Raphanel.

The Chiron will be equipped with a powerful 8.0 litre, W16 engine having four turbochargers. The engine will be generating an unprecedented 1,479 horsepower. This is significantly greater than 1,143hp of Veyron Super Sport as well as 897hp of Veyron.

Although having the same configuration and size, the manufacturer claims that the Chiron’s engine is 95% new compared to that of the Veyron, which is a decade old design.

The Guinness team will be administering the new world record attempt which is likely to occur at VW Group-owned Ehra-Lessien facility in Germany. It will be a concentrated shot of adrenaline for speed junkies and an experience worth remembering. Stay tuned as we bring you the highlights of the world’s fastest car attempt.