With Colombian driver Juan Pablo Montoya behind the wheel, the Bugatti Chiron demonstrated its potential by setting new acceleration and braking records.
After starting from a standstill, the double winner of the Indianapolis 500 and former Formula 1 participant Montoya needed 32,6 seconds and 2.621 meters to put the odometer to 400 km / h.
After reaching top speed, Montoya stopped the supercar in 9,3 seconds at a distance of 491 meters. As Bugatti explained, the stop was achieved after exerting a force of 2g, thanks to ceramic discs measuring 42 cm at the front and 40 cm at the rear and a 1,5 meter wide spoiler positioned at 49 degrees.
The records achieved by the Chiron were confirmed by SGS-TÜV Saar, the world leader in performance inspection and certification.
“This is the fastest time ever achieved and officially measured for this driving maneuver on a production vehicle worldwide. It represents the first step on the way to a new world speed record for production vehicles to be set in 2018, ″ they said from Bugatti.
Montoya drove the Chiron for two days and several times reached 420 km / h, a mark still far from the 431 km / h achieved with a Veyron 16.4 Super Sport in 2010.
The production of the Bugatti Chiron will reach 500 units, of which 300 already have owners. Each of these cars is worth 2,4 million euros.
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