There’s something of an enigma about sports cars. One just can’t ever have enough of them- isn’t it? Perhaps it’s their entire paraphernalia- the speed, the sleek, punchy car design, the tracer bullet pick-up, the torque- that attracts us to them. And to that regard, the likes of Bugatti Chiron, that first appeared in public light in 2016, has sprung back into the thick of things once again.
But this beckons a question. Why is Bugatti Chiron- manufactured in Molsheim, in France- making such a noise in globetrotting headlines? What has happened?
Well, believe it or not, but the sports car has just broken the production car speed record when a timed run conducted recently clocked its overall speed. The famous sports car had notched up an incredible, mind-boggling speed of 304.773 mph
If you haven’t yet wrapped your brains around the figure, then do the math. The Bugatti Chiron clocked the Top Speed of approximately 490. 48 km/hr. And just where did this speed test run take place? Well, the venue was the salubrious Volkswagen group Test track in Ehra-Lessien, located in the German state of Lower Saxony.
Truth be told, to anyone, regardless of one being an auto expert, a motorsport enthusiast, a race driver, such ballsy speed can, in turn, seem overwhelming. It remains to be seen whether one gets to hear about a production car lapping up a treacherously quick 304 miles an hour worth of speed?
It’s not every day that such mega speed is achieved by a sports car- isn’t it?
To that end, it is worthwhile to be reminded that at slightly more than $3 million, the Bugatti Chiron isn’t just any sports car. But what’s known at this point in time is that thus far, the famous prancing vehicle has risen as being the only manufacturer to have achieved that coveted speed.
In addition to the above, a noted auto journal happened to elaborate on the insights shared from the brand’s corner in the light of the car having broken the sensational speed barrier:
“What a record! We’re overjoyed to be the first manufacturer ever to have achieved a speed of more than 300 miles per hour,” said Stephan Winkelmann, President of Bugatti. “It’s a milestone for eternity. I would like to thank the whole team and driver Andy Wallace for this outstanding performance.”
But it’s important to note that the body responsible for authorizing and validating the high velocity of the car. According to confirmed news, Germany’s TUV- the Technical Inspection Association- verified the record-breaking run covered by the spectacular sports car. It’s also known that in the course of the last six months, a team comprising of Bugatti, tyre experts Michelin, and chassis wizards Delara had been jointly working to develop a production car that could break the eminent 300 mph barrier.
And now, that the prized feat has been scaled, one wonders what might the verve of emotions in the brand’s stable? Emphatic, truly seems an understated word in this regard.
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