French carmaker Bugatti has set a new world record, a 0-44-0 run. What it means is, the Chiron went from 0 to 400kmph and then back to 0. The time it took the Chiron to achieve this feat is just a little under 42 seconds.
Former F1 driver and current Indy500 racer Juan Pablo Montoya was behind the wheel of the $3.3 million Chiron. Surprisingly, Juan did not wear a helmet or a fire protection suit while making the run, emphasising how safe he felt in the Chiron at even such high speeds.
Earlier this week, Bugatti revealed this information and now they have followed it up with a video on YouTube. What is interesting to note is that the video ends with the 'to be continued' message and the final shot is a close up of the Chiron's speedometer which is reads 440kmph.
Do we smell another top speed record for Bugatti? Well it was well known that being the Veyron's successor, the Chiron will go for the record. Bugatti might already have even done the top speed runs and not revealed it as of yet. The current top speed record that the Chiron will look to beat is 429.70 kmph.