Have you ever seen a car fly past you at over 200 miles an hour? It looks absolutely insane on video, but it's even more intense seeing it in person. These guys stood on the side of the road only a few feet away from this Bugatti Chiron as the driver showed what it was capable of.
Give it a watch in the below video, and enjoy the sound of one of the fastest supercars available.
Most people that buy one of these cars aren't exactly using it in this high-speed fashion. With a price tag of nearly $3 million, the Chiron takes a certain type of person to possess the ability and the desire to push it to its limits. Luckily for us, this driver uses it as it was intended, and it was caught on camera. Just to put things in perspective, let's discuss just how different of an animal the Bugatti Chiron actually is.
This iconic machine is equipped with a 8.0-liter, 16-cylinder engine combined with forced induction from quad turbochargers. It produces a whopping 1,500 horsepower and 1,180 lb-ft of torque. It's backed by a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, and the power is sent to all four wheels through its AWD system.
All of this equates to a 0-60 time of only 2.3 seconds. Even though that heavy engine weighs the vehicle down to around 4,359 pounds, it's still very much capable of throwing you back into the seat.
The video shows the Chiron passing by at a little over 231 mph (373 km/h), but what's even scarier is the fact that that's nowhere near the actual top speed. It's been noted that the Chiron is capable of a 300+ MPH top speed. The problem is that there's practically nowhere you can do that safely other than specific tracks. For being on the road, the driver in this video certainly has nerves of steel to hit those kinds of speeds.
This post was originally published on March 22, 2021.