RE: Chiron Super Sport 300 unveiled with 1600hp

RE: Chiron Super Sport 300 unveiled with 1600hp

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Snubs

821 posts

84 months

Monday 9th September
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Fetchez la vache said:
Jon_S_Rally said:
Nicest looking modern Bugatti yet, though still not the prettiest thing in the world.
Yes - really liking that and the colour really sets it off imho.

Can't help but feeling a speed limiter on an edition of a car to commemorate it's top speed is somewhat ironic though smile
Agreed on the looks. Never liked the Veyron much but looked loads better. This version puts the icing on the cake.

As for the speed limiter, if they put it on i'd imagine it would be there be for the theatre of turning it back off with your second key, masonic handshake and whatever other protocols Bugatti want to put in place as per the Veyron.

Graveworm

2,372 posts

16 months

Monday 9th September
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Greta Thunberg already has a preorder in.

WCZ

7,006 posts

139 months

Monday 9th September
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Funny people were busting balls about it not being a production vehicle last week even though I pointed out that the images on the Bugatti site called it the ChironSS300 !

It’s a beautiful vehicle and looks incredible

Amanitin

235 posts

82 months

Monday 9th September
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kambites said:
I'm pretty sure no manufacturer has ever taken that approach to getting "production car records" for anything.
no st!

kambites said:
Retrofitting a cage and fire repellent systems to a car you've already built would be ridiculous.
That can be one reason. Nobody likes being laughed at, fair point.
Another appealing reason could be, that on a designated chassis they can conveniently apply their secret sauce and then claim it's a 'production' car.
The record setting car is production spec, because Bugatti says so. This procedure is called self-certification. That went down (pun intended) really well for Boeing on the 737-MAX.

TREMAiNE

2,844 posts

94 months

Monday 9th September
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Gandahar said:
Great looking car but for that money could buy the new electric Lotus with 1900bhp or the Aston Martin Valkyrie plus some "cheap" Ferraris, mclarens etc.
I think realistically, those who can afford a £4million car could probably afford multiple £4million cars, so can get all of the above. It's unlikely that anyone's budget is capped at £4million as they can't afford anything more than that.

Amirhussain

11,050 posts

108 months

Monday 9th September
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Oh yeah cool

paulw123

720 posts

135 months

Monday 9th September
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Looks stunning, still want to see a customer car crack over 300 though

BigChiefmuffinAgain

152 posts

43 months

Monday 9th September
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kambites said:
Haven't Bugatti specifically said that this is the end of their chasing of speed records, that they're going to aim the brand in a different direction from now on?
I think that is correct - the new direction is finding exactly how much can we charge for one of our cars while still keeping a straight face....

Thesprucegoose

18,910 posts

140 months

Monday 9th September
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say you do 300 mph, how long will fuel last.

Over over under steer

413 posts

68 months

Monday 9th September
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Thesprucegoose said:
say you do 300 mph, how long will fuel last.
A while. Much in the same way Mrs OOUS says I last a while.

Thesprucegoose

18,910 posts

140 months

Monday 9th September
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Over over under steer said:
A while. Much in the same way Mrs OOUS says I last a while.
Quick fag packet maths, 10-13 minutes depending on mpg..i guess between 3-5 mpg.

Edited by Thesprucegoose on Monday 9th September 15:22

Leon R

320 posts

41 months

Monday 9th September
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BigChiefmuffinAgain said:
kambites said:
Haven't Bugatti specifically said that this is the end of their chasing of speed records, that they're going to aim the brand in a different direction from now on?
I think that is correct - the new direction is finding exactly how much can we charge for one of our cars while still keeping a straight face....
I would be surprised if there was much profit in this for them.

Turbobanana

1,471 posts

146 months

Monday 9th September
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Thesprucegoose said:
Over over under steer said:
A while. Much in the same way Mrs OOUS says I last a while.
Quick fag packet maths, 10-13 minutes depending on mpg..i guess between 3-5 mpg.

Edited by Thesprucegoose on Monday 9th September 15:22
Ouch! So at 300mph, car travels 5 miles / minute. So a gallon last 1 minute eekyikes

Shakermaker

9,576 posts

45 months

Monday 9th September
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Graveworm said:
Greta Thunberg already has a preorder in.
LOL

The ideal car for her to learn in wink

Star_666

1 posts

Monday 9th September
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It was inevitable that a production version of the record breaking car would be sold albeit in a limited number. Hopefully though those that have the money to buy one will have a car that can do 300 mph ( not on public roads autobhans the exception ), otherwise what would be the point in owning a 300 mph+ car that has been limited to less than that. Personally I can't wait to see what is to come from SSC, Koenigsegg, and Hennessey as all have cars with more or slightly less hp with less weight and down force to rival the Chiron.

E65Ross

23,045 posts

157 months

Monday 9th September
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Amanitin said:
it is a spectacular achievement no question, however unless the car was picked at random from the production run (and no modifications except safety and telemetry gear), this is not a 'production car' anything.
Can you take the tin foil hat off?

E65Ross

23,045 posts

157 months

Monday 9th September
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Turbobanana said:
Thesprucegoose said:
Over over under steer said:
A while. Much in the same way Mrs OOUS says I last a while.
Quick fag packet maths, 10-13 minutes depending on mpg..i guess between 3-5 mpg.

Edited by Thesprucegoose on Monday 9th September 15:22
Ouch! So at 300mph, car travels 5 miles / minute. So a gallon last 1 minute eekyikes
I suspect it'll be less than 3-5mpg. Full bore acceleration in a BMW M6 (V8 version) doing 168mph was showing at 7mpg.....and that's only because that's as low as the OBC will read. I would be surprised if it was under 3mpg.

Thesprucegoose

18,910 posts

140 months

Monday 9th September
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at 1mpg 4-5 minutes max. 25 miles distance.

Burwood

13,245 posts

191 months

Monday 9th September
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kambites said:
I wonder if it comes with the special tyres which were developed for the 300mph run, and if so how much they cost to replace. biggrin
You'll be pleased to know 355/25 R21 (107Y) MICHELIN Pilot Sport Cup 2 are used on the record breaking Chiron. Rated to 510km/h and a snip at £300


Burwood

13,245 posts

191 months

Monday 9th September
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Thesprucegoose said:
at 1mpg 4-5 minutes max. 25 miles distance.
Bugatti claim fuel use at VMax is 2.17 UG gallons per minute. 8.33L/minute and covers 5.1 miles in that minute. I make that 2.35mpg so the range is 61 miles at VMax.

12 minutes to drain the tank.

Edited to add that this is for the 1500hp variant so you can assume the record breaker is worse. Sub 2mpg