Gone in 60 seconds could take a whole new notion when the Bugatti Chiron finally arrives on the street – if we are to believe the latest report that speaks of unparalleled performance.
The Bugatti Chiron is apparently not only great at taking the driver to aural speeds but also at securing its life by stopping the hypercar. A recent journalist tweet speaks of a meeting with Bugatti chief Wolfgang Durheimer who allegedly confided the Chiron to be able to sprint from not to 250 mph (over 400 km/h) and back to zero in less than a minute. As far as our opinions go, based on past occurrences, this is entirely possible – even though there are rare opportunities to see 0-250-0 or closer measurements. For example, an aftermarket Ford GT back in 2009 went in a little over 30 seconds to 186 mph and back to zero.
The Koenigsegg Agera R also took a 0-200 mph (322 km/h)-0 stance in 24.96 seconds in 2011. And the Chiron has all the credentials – 1,479 horsepower (1,103 kilowatts) and 1,181 pound-feet (1,600 Newton-meters) worth of power from 8.0-liter quad-turbo W16 engine. The 62 mph (100 km/h) sprint is done in a mere 2.5 seconds, and getting to 186 mph (300 km/h) only takes 13.6 seconds. Bugatti is also allegedly preparing for a world speed record attempt with the Chiron at the Ehra-Lessien test track for next year and maybe they’ll also deliver the 0-250 mph -0 run as well.
Via Road & Track