The Bugatti Chiron has been out for a little more than a year, and it seems like we're only beginning to tap into what the 1,478 horsepower beast has to offer. With a limiter preventing the Chiron from exceeding 261 mph, we won't be able to determine if the vehicle can surpass the 267.8 mph mark posted by its predecessor, the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport.
In the meantime, the Chiron is being put under a different test to determine how fast the car can go from zero to 249 mph and back to zero. With Formula One driver Juan Pablo Montoya behind the wheel of the $3 million car and a ton of open road ahead of him, he pushed the Chiron from zero to 249 mph in 32.6 seconds, covering 1.62 miles. Check out the above video to see Montoya in action.
According to Buggati, the Chiron completed the task in a total of 41.96 seconds and covered 1.93 miles, making it the "fastest... ever reached and officially measured for this driving manoeuvre for a production vehicle throughout the world."
However, this is just the tip of the iceberg for what Buggati wants to accomplish with the Chiron. "The 0-400-0 manoeuvre is the first step on the way to a new world speed record for production vehicles which Bugatti intends to set in 2018 and a further highlight in the success story of the Chiron, which made its world debut last year," the company said in its press release.