The Bugatti Chiron has set a new world record for the fastest production car to accelerate from a standstill to four hundred kilometres per hour and braking to a standstill.
At the hands of a seven-time Formula One Grand Prix winner, two-time Indy 500 winner, and three-time Daytona 24 Hours, the Bugatti Chiron has set a new world recording to be crowned the fastest production car to accelerate from 0-400-0km/h.
Juan Pablo Montoya was given the opportunity by Bugatti to attempt the record which the Colombian driver did in just 41.96 seconds covering only 3.112 kilometres during the run. Montoya felt secure in the cabin of the Chiron to the extent that he didn’t even wear a racing suit, helmet or a HANS device when he attempted the record. He said “It is really impressive how stable and consistent the Chiron is. Its acceleration and braking are simply incredible.”
He added; “Of course, the Chiron is a super sports car that requires your full attention when you are behind the wheel. At the same time, it gave me such a feeling of security and reliability that I was entirely relaxed and really enjoyed myself during my two days with the car.”
The record was set with a standard production car and was supervised and officially measured by SGS-TÜV Saar. Currently, Bugatti does not have anything new to showcase at the Frankfurt Motor Show, and Bugatti claims that this record was a simple stepping stone towards their target to dethrone the old Veyron 16.4 Super Sport’s top speed of 431.072 km/h set back in 2010. Bugatti will attempt to reset the top speed record next year.
The Chiron will only be made in limited numbers with a total of just 500 examples. 300 of those examples have already been sold with 200 still up for grabs.