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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...
The hypercar wars show no signs of easing up, and just months after Bugatti dazzled us with its Chiron, Aston Martin is raising eyebrows with the stunningly beautiful AM-RB 001. The vehicle is a collaboration between Aston Martin and Red Bull, and the price of entry for potential customers is a staggering $3 million. Aston Martin is incredibly light on details at the moment, but here’s what we do know. There will two variants of the car produced: a street version that aims to be the fastest production car in the world (watch out, Chiron), while an even more hardcore racing version will be just as fast as today’s LMP1 Le Mans prototypes. Aston Martin will produce as many as 150 examples of the... 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...