RE: Bugatti Chiron sets 0-400kph-0 world record

RE: Bugatti Chiron sets 0-400kph-0 world record

Wednesday 13th September 2017

Chiron world record - Frankfurt 2017 (with vid)

1,500hp Bugatti goes from rest to 249mph and back again in less than 50 seconds. Quite a lot less...



Crazy numbers are something of a forte as far as the Bugatti Chiron is concerned, and today we have confirmation of another: a new world record for the 0-400kph-0 sprint of 41.96 seconds.

"Don't want this one, somebody's painted '42' on it..."
"Don't want this one, somebody's painted '42' on it..."
Think about that. 42 seconds to accelerate from stationary to 249mph and then back to a stop again. And in just 3,112 metres. Bonkers. What other cars could even achieve that feat, let alone provide competition? A Veyron Super Sport would be one, and perhaps the Hennessey Venom is another. Any other suggestions are more than welcome...

For some context on just how ludicrous the Chiron's achievement is, take a look at this test of crazy tuner specials that Car and Driver did a decade ago. It was testing cars from 0-200mph-0. A tuned Saleen S7 - a tuned Saleen S7 - making somewhere in the region of 800hp went from standing to the double-ton and back again seven seconds slower than the Chiron went to 249mph and returned to a stop. Seven seconds! What a car.

Slammed with the spoiler up? It's a scened Chiron!
Slammed with the spoiler up? It's a scened Chiron!
The driving was done by none other than Juan-Pablo Montoya, who described the car as "stable and consistent", which sounds like he could have been talking about his last bowel movement. However, he did also add that the braking and acceleration were "incredible", and we'll have to hope a few expletives emerged soon after the interview.

The point? Well beyond proving the Chiron's remarkable performance, this run forms part of the test programme for surpassing the top speed record set by the Veyron SS; that's expected at some point next year. Finally, the record-run Chiron will be on show at Frankfurt and, should you have been waiting for some record-setting kudos before taking the plunge, you're in luck - 200 cars are still available...

Watch the video here.

[Source: Car and Driver]

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MikeGoodwin

Original Poster:

1,388 posts

55 months

Monday 11th September 2017
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Mega machine!! Venom wouldn't get the power down I rekon. Impressive pub talk digits for sure.

steveb8189

197 posts

129 months

Monday 11th September 2017
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What a beast

Not sure why you decided to pick up on the S7 from the test though. The Lambo, Hennessey and Ford were both much faster with the latter doing 0-200-0 in 26.5 and with a "as tested" price of $212k it looks quite the bargain compared to the Chiron! I wonder what it would have done 0-400kph-0 in...

phil121081

53 posts

110 months

Monday 11th September 2017
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Any other suggestions are more than welcome...

Golf R?

Krikkit

14,138 posts

119 months

Monday 11th September 2017
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Got to admit I'm loving the Chiron even more - after Chris Harris drove one and noted how much more interesting it is than the fairly anodyne Veyron it'd be very high on my Euromillions win list.

TheBigUnit

359 posts

130 months

Monday 11th September 2017
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phil121081 said:
Any other suggestions are more than welcome...

Golf R?
Chipped 535D.
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Agent XXX

1,248 posts

44 months

Monday 11th September 2017
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Those numbers are just staggering.

Butter Face

17,969 posts

98 months

Monday 11th September 2017
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Phenomenal.

Pointless, utterly pointless, but phenomenal.

PhantomPH

3,007 posts

163 months

Monday 11th September 2017
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Krikkit said:
Got to admit I'm loving the Chiron even more - after Chris Harris drove one and noted how much more interesting it is than the fairly anodyne Veyron it'd be very high on my Euromillions win list.
Yep. I was always a 'fan' of the Veyron in that I appreciated the engineering, but I never really yearned to own one no matter how much I had in my dreamland bank account. The Chiron is a different story. So much want for this, it would be surprisingly high on any wish list right now. Black over white for me, please. biggrin

PhantomPH

3,007 posts

163 months

Monday 11th September 2017
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Butter Face said:
Phenomenal.

Pointless, utterly pointless, but phenomenal.
Nope. The point was to be the fastest. Ergo NOT pointless.

HTH

Gary29

1,916 posts

37 months

Monday 11th September 2017
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Shmee's Chiron video is worth a watch if you're a fan of the car, Andy Wallace's enthusiasm is infectious.

E36GUY

5,794 posts

156 months

Monday 11th September 2017
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Anyone else not give a st?

Yipper

5,964 posts

28 months

Monday 11th September 2017
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Roughly 10% faster than an F1 car, for -65% less money...

redroadster

835 posts

170 months

Monday 11th September 2017
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He felt that confident he did not even wear a crash helmet !

Jimmy Recard

15,297 posts

117 months

Monday 11th September 2017
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PhantomPH said:
Yep. I was always a 'fan' of the Veyron in that I appreciated the engineering, but I never really yearned to own one no matter how much I had in my dreamland bank account. The Chiron is a different story. So much want for this, it would be surprisingly high on any wish list right now. Black over white for me, please. biggrin
Weird, I've thought exactly the same about the Veyron and Chiron for a while now

LotusOmega375D

4,071 posts

91 months

Monday 11th September 2017
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This is important to know if you've got two sets of traffic lights 3112 metres apart in your neck of the woods and 2.5 million quid burning a hole in your pocket. You could really shut those Saxo boys up.

Zombie

1,251 posts

133 months

Monday 11th September 2017
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Really does nothing for me. Big numbers (and little ones) but that's it, there doesn't appear to be any emotion. And the door handles ruin the lines, not that it is much of a looker.

I'd take a Ferrari any day of the week over it. A 599 GTO would do...

hondansx

3,281 posts

163 months

Monday 11th September 2017
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The numbers don't really mean much to me - I need video! Preferably against some other hyper car.

Would like to see against the Agera R. I'm not a fan of the 'egg, but it appears to walk away from the 918, LaF etc.

E65Ross

21,865 posts

150 months

Monday 11th September 2017
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Yipper said:
Roughly 10% faster than an F1 car, for -65% less money...
10% faster at what? Certainly not at going round a race track! Bit of a pointless comparison really....

Yipper

5,964 posts

28 months

Monday 11th September 2017
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E65Ross said:
Yipper said:
Roughly 10% faster than an F1 car, for -65% less money...
10% faster at what? Certainly not at going round a race track! Bit of a pointless comparison really....
Top speed.

F1 = 232mph
Chiron = 261mph.

Monkeylegend

14,767 posts

169 months

Monday 11th September 2017
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Yipper said:
E65Ross said:
Yipper said:
Roughly 10% faster than an F1 car, for -65% less money...
10% faster at what? Certainly not at going round a race track! Bit of a pointless comparison really....
Top speed.

F1 = 232mph
Chiron = 261mph.
I suppose if F1 cars were built to maximise top speed instead of speed round a race track your point would have some relevance, but as they are not your point doesn't.