On paper, in fact, Chiron can not exceed 420 km / h. And yet, we need the Top Speed mode is engaged, otherwise, she just 380 km / h, as in his demonstration at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2016.
However, one can not imagine an owner of Chiron that it has a model slower than its predecessor, even if he never gets himself to attempt maximum speed. Fortunately, the Bugatti engineers have kept an asset for the newcomer.
431.072 km / h: this is the brand officially registered by the Guinness Book of Records for absolute road speed for a production car (although in reality, with 435 km / h, the Hennessey Venom GT has done better without seeing his mark approved).
This record has since 2010 owned by the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, a sports car with a 200 hp W16 1. So we say that its successor, the Bugatti Chiron, will not hurt to do better with its 1500 hp. But this is not so obvious as that.
Only, there are very few places on the planet where trying to approach this speed is possible. After recalling that we must not forget the elongation very important to the braking distance required at these speeds, M. Netuschil states that track Volkswagen test center near Wolfsburg has a long straight designed for this kind of exercise, and can also use the runway of a military base in Germany.
On paper, nothing is opposed to what the Bugatti Chiron succeed one day to own the record of the Veyron and even pass the Venom GT. An attempt has been announced for 2018 by Wolfgang Durheimer, the CEO of the Alsatian manufacturer.