Bugatti Chiron at Goodwood

Bugatti Planning to Unseat the Veyron as the Fastest Car in the World

Bugatti currently holds the top speed record for a production vehicle with the Veyron 16.4 Super Sport, reaching a speed of 268 mph. But Bugatti is planning to beat with their newest car.

Earlier this year at the Geneva Motor Show, Bugatti introduced the successor to the Veyron, the Chiron. This model boats 1,480 horsepower from a quad-turbo W16 engine. At the time, the automaker said the Chiron could reach a top speed of 261 mph. That isn't too far off from the Super Sport's top speed, but it needs to be noted this speed is limited for road use. Take the limiter off and it will go faster. But how much?

"We will try to lock in a new world speed record. I know the Chiron will be faster [than the Veyron Super Sport], but we don’t how fast. We have the calculations from our simulations, but it is always different to sit in the car and actually do it,” said Bugatti CEO Wolfgang Dürheimer to Autocar.

It is believed that that the Chiron can hit 288 mph. Autocar says the attempt will likely take place at Volkswagen's 13-mile Ehra-Lessien facility in 2018.

Pic Credit: Bugatti

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