We love speed. It’s the one aspect of driving a car that gives us concrete proof of the culmination of every part of a car working together to cross the line first. While being able to drive a car in a straight line as fast as it can possibly go doesn’t sound like an event that would draw a crowd or cause a commotion, but it certainly can be. While this type of drive doesn’t show the dynamics of being able to tear up a corner on the track or on the road, the pure straight-line speed of a car can certainly get our hearts pumping.
There’s no doubt that professional driver, Juan Pablo Montoya was feeling the adrenaline rush through his veins when he got behind the wheel of a car that showed off one of the fastest runs in history. The car he was allowed to drive to show off the speed on the road was the Bugatti Chiron, which has taken the place of the previously most powerful and fastest production sports car which was the Veyron that we saw reach an amazing top speed before the Chiron was ever a thought in the minds of the Bugatti team.
Making the Run
The sounds and smell of the track that was used for this incredible run was filled with the excitement of what was to come. Many of us might not be familiar with the 0-400-0 kmh run but it is something that is part of the record books and a race that is desired by many to become the drive and the one that’s lauded. With Montoya behind the wheel, the Chiron took to the track and took off to see just how fast this incredible car could race on the track.
This car broke the record for this run and completed the task in 41.96 seconds during a run that tested this car in making the speed desired quickly and then breaking back to zero as fast as possible while remaining under control. Because of the experience, Montoya has in IndyCar racing, he was the right choice to take this car out and see just how fast it could go. This record is certainly part of the story and the conversation, but this isn’t all that took place during this run to make us take even more notice of what this car is capable of.
With a look at the speedometer during the video below, you’ll see this gauge reach 440 kmh which equates to 273.4 mph. That means the Chiron driven had the limiter removed and was able to surpass the previous record set by the Veyron of 261 mph. Even though the Chiron was able to reach this speed, it appears Bugatti is getting ready to show us just how fast this car can go to become the fastest production car ever made, which it’s already proven it happens to be. A run for just the top speed would certainly put this car head and shoulders above anything else and might be what we see in the near future.
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