The Bugatti Chiron is an absurdly fast car. It has 1,500-horsepower, and it can top out at over 260 mph. Drivers have tested out its speed and power before, but IndyCar driver and former NASCAR Rookie of the Year Juan Pablo Montoya got behind the wheel and set an impressive record in the $3 million car.
Montoya set the world record for the fastest time for going from 0-400 kph (or 249 mph) and then back to zero again in the Bugatti Chiron. It took him only 32.6 seconds and 1.43 miles to accomplish the feat.
Wolfgang Durheimer, who is the president of Bugatti Automobiles, announced the accomplishment in a statement.
“Bugatti is the first car brand that not only calculates how fast a car can go from zero to 400 to zero on a computer,” he said. “We actually drove it. Where others are satisfied with theory, we validate our data with real-life values. Just like we did with the Chiron.”
The car was built for speed and power, but its ability to brake as quickly as it did is also impressive. Montoya hit the brakes as soon as he reached top speed, and the carbon ceramic brake discs help decelerate the car quickly enough to set the record.
The Bugatti Chiron is an incredible car, and the combination of it and Montoya was perfect for a record-setting outing. If only you had an extra $3 million lying around somewhere…
(h/t The Drive)