First production car to hit 300 mph


Juan Flores, A contributor

Bugatti is known for making the most expensive, powerful, luxurious, Comfortable but importantly one of the fastest hypercars in the world. In 2010 Bugatti earned the title of the fastest production car by hitting 268 mph with their Bugatti Veyron Super Sport using an enormous 8.0L W16 engine that produces 1,200hp. Years later in 2017, the Koenigsegg Agera R claimed that title by hitting an astonishing average speed of 273 mph on a two way run making it the new fastest car only using a 5.0L V8 that produced 1,140hp. But this year on September 2nd Bugatti became the first company to build a  production car to break the 300 mph barrier that seemed impossible for a production car with current technology and safety regulations in the automotive industry. Their latest model the Bugatti Chiron managed to hit 304.77 mph.

This magnificent beast produces  1,578 hp with a tuned quad-turbo W16 nicknamed Thor. With that much power, they had to ask Michelin to design and make special tires for this car. At the speed of 304 mph, the tires will last approximately 15 minutes which is no concern because the car runs out of fuel after 13 minutes. Current test driver Andy Wallace said that he felt really comfortable with his team and fully trusted them. He also added that the car kept on accelerating and if he would have had a longer runway, the car would have had reached higher top speed.

Many may ask “what’s the whole point of making these extremely fast cars if you cannot legally drive near its top speed?’’. Well, the simple answer is “pride”, the pride of saying your company has built the fastest production car, the pride of showing off your technological advances in the car industry and the pride of being better than the rest.

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