Bugatti Chiron Hits 304.77 MPH

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Le Mans winner and Bugatti test driver Andy Wallace reached the top speed of exactly 490.484 km/h (304.773 mph) on August 2, 2019 on the test track at Ehra-Lessien in Lower Saxony. “An incredible speed. It’s inconceivable that a car would be capable of this. But the Chiron was well prepared and I felt very safe – even in these high speed ranges,” says Andy Wallace. He worked his way up to the top speed from 300 km/h in 50 km/h increments to make sure all the conditions were right and the Chiron was optimally balanced in terms of lift and downforce. “Even at the first attempt I felt this would work. The Chiron ran perfectly and the track and weather conditions were ideal. The whole team did a fantastic job,” says Wallace, overjoyed at the accomplishment.

After one lap to condition the Chiron, Andy Wallace accelerated out of the north curve to 200 km/h to reach top speed on the 8.8 kilometer straight. At a precisely defined braking point, he decelerated the Chiron back to 200 km/h to drive through the south bend. He had a distance of two kilometres in which to do so. “I went at full throttle from the start for approximately 70 seconds. It was important for me to be out of the bend at 200 km/h in order to reach top speed on the straight. That required the very highest level of concentration,” says the new record-holder. He covered 136 metres in one second.

It’s not the first time that Andy Wallace has set a speed record: in 1998, the Brit reached a speed of 391 km/h (243 mph) in at McLaren F1 on the same track, likewise setting a record.

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Comments

Mr Devextion says:

I’ve seen bugattis going 250 mp and they sound like planes!, the bugatti does reach 300+mp but this video is some bullshit, that is not how 304 mp looks like.

Jeff H says:

Now imagine a top fuel drag car hitting that speed…..in 3.5 seconds. 🤯

Saad Saleem says:

@2:17 what is even filming that, Usain Bolt?

Alan Albert divo says:

Man I wish I had this car sadly I'm too broke

John doe says:

All that and no birds eye view of the 304mph.

SneakerGod23 says:

They did it with ease

Special People and Stories says:

Not official or recognised needs to be 2 way SSC 286.1 Official 2 way

Charan Raj says:

It's so sad that in real world you won't have the same situation and circumstances to drive the car at this speed even though you have the same car

Toking 204 says:

Like what would be the point of wearing a seat belt if you crashed going those speeds? Anything really over 100mph in a production car without a cage and proper harnesses you would most likely die!

Michael Lodge says:

And i thought my 140 mph was fast haha.

Ahmad Haikal says:

Everyone: How much your top speed?
Buggati: Yes!
👇

Joe Ridgley says:

holy shit its Abraham Lincoln

Venger25 says:

Bugatti the first to start all this anyway, breaking records with consistency and excellent build quality to match

Vince Haylem says:

would be nice if i could see the fucking attempt without all those shitty editing cuts

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