Bugatti unleashed one of its monsters and it did not fail to deliver. From standstill, the Chiron sprinted brusquely to 400 km/h and braked back to a standstill in just 42 seconds.
The world record run was administered and certified by SGS-TÜV Saar, which is a global company for testing, auditing, verifying, and certifying. Seasoned race driver, Juan Pablo Montoya, is the man behind the wheel when the Chiron effortlessly completed the 0-400-0 record. In case you’re wondering, some of Montoya is well known in Formula 1, Indy 500, 24 Hours of Daytona, among others.
Of note, Bugatti President Wolfgang Dürheimer said that 300 out of the 500 units of the Chiron have already been sold. It is powered by an 8.0L engine that is capable of producing 1,478 hp and 1,600 Nm of torque.
The 0-400-0 record is just an initial step of Bugatti to a new world speed record for production vehicles. It seems that the French automaker intends to beat the current record in 2018.