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Bugatti first announced the Chiron as the successor to the famed Veyron back in early 2016. The bodacious two-seater is powered by a monstrous quad-turbocharged 8.0-liter W16 engine pumping out 1,479 horsepower and 1,179 lb-ft of torque. At the time, Bugatti said that channeling all of this power to the all-wheel-drive system through a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission was enough to hit 60mph in 2.5 seconds and allow the vehicle to hit a top speed of 261 mph. While 261 mph is no doubt impressive, 300 mph sounds even better. And the Chiron has just shattered that barrier. Andy Wallace, who serves as a factory test driver for Bugatti, managed to take the Chiron to a positively minding-blowing... Read more...
Lego has rolled out the only way the 99% will ever get to own the Bugatti Chiron hypercar in the form of a sweet new Lego Technic kit #42083. This is a beast of a Lego kit with 3,599 pieces that will set you back $349.99. That is most certainly not cheap, but considering the real car costs about $2.5 million, this miniature Bugatti is a true bargain. The Lego Chiron is a large kit at 1:8 scale and was developed in partnership with Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S. That means it has all those little touches that make the real Chiron so special. Builders get a Technic 8-speed gearbox to match to the detailed W16 engine that has actual moving pistons inside. Even the "flappy paddles" behind the steering... Read more...
If you thought that the Bugatti Veyron was the ultimate in excess when it to pricing, engine configuration and straight-line performance, its successor is here to carry the torch for the next decade or so. Today, Bugatti officially revealed the production version of its Chiron hypercar, which is now the world’s fastest production car. Make no mistake, the Chiron, which features a carbon fiber monocoque and body, is no doubt a clear evolution of the Veyron when it comes to styling, and we think that it’s a [mostly] successful execution. From the menacing face, to the the gorgeously arched c-pillar/air intakes, to the two-tone paint job — Bugatti has performed a masterful job with the Chiron. My... Read more...
The devil sure is in the details, isn't it? Given that world records generally involve semantics that matter, calling the Bugatti Veyron the "world's fastest production car" relied heavily on specifics. Including specifics involving the test car used to set the record compared to vehicles made available to the public. Despite costing nearly $2 million, the exotic supercar has just lost its Guinness World Record due to an infraction in testing. The record speed was 267.8 miles per hour, but the vehicle used to achieve that feat in July of 2010 did not use a speed restrictor -- and yes, that restrictor is in place on the 30 cars sold to the public. Therefore, the test vehicle wasn't a "production"... Read more...