The Bugatti Chiron is fast. It’s really fast, if you want specifics—so fast Bugatti puts a speed limiter on it because modern tires can’t handle the pressure speeds near 300 mph would put on them. So, naturally, to film its record 249-mph Chiron run, Bugatti had to use something just as fast: another Chiron.
The world’s most powerful production car, the nearly $3 million Bugatti Chiron, has been out for almost a year and a half now. But we still don’t know its top speed, and we won’t for a while—a Bugatti test driver said the closer the car gets to 300 mph, the less likely it is that modern tires can handle the pressure.
Now, I don’t know about you, but I don’t have $20,000 to blow on a nine-day luxury rally in my nonexistent supercar. If I did, maybe I’d understand this better: Washington State Patrol stopped more than 10 cars at the Gold Rush Rally in just two counties for going at or around 100 mph on public roads.
The Bentley Hunaudières concept of 1999 was something of a proto-Veyron, an almost more exact preview of what the production Bugatti would look like than Bugatti’s own concepts up until that time. But there’s something missing in Bentley’s photos of the car itself.
The Rimac Concept_One has been taking down some of the quickest hypercars in drag races and now it has turned its sights on the Bugatti Veyron. The result is a demonstration on how we are entering a new age of performance cars powered by batteries instead of pistons.
Disappointed that the all new Aston Martin hypercar has sold out already? Bugatti still has plenty of 1,500 horsepower Chirons left. Of course, you probably want to know if it is actually faster than the Veyron, or maybe you are holding out for the Super Sport Grand Vitesse Pur Sang edition. Either way, the car has…
Bugatti is in the midst of launching the Chiron, a new car set to be the fastest in the world, a shining beacon of engineering prowess. But Bugatti won’t do a speed run in the car until 2018. The company said that everything is going according to plan, but I’m a little skeptical that things are perfectly fine behind…
Bugatti set themselves up for this one. They built their brand as the Very Impressive Builders Of The Fastest Cars In The World and now they got swept into the news that anyone buying their new car won’t go as fast as the last one. Earlier this month we, and the rest of the automotive blog universe, reported the new…
The Bugatti Veyron is well known by high-school supercar fanboys worldwide as being “the fastest car in the world.” Here’s a fact that’s even cooler: its top speed of 254.04 mph is just about as fast as it takes to literally think.
You need more than just a brochure to convince someone to spend $2.6 million on a supercar. So when Bugatti wanted to tease its upcoming Chiron, the follow-up to its revered Veyron, last year, it had to turn to the special effects wizards at SLGH to fake a CG version for a promo video, because the car didn’t quite…
The Sun Valley Rally closes off a 3.2 mile-stretch of Idaho’s Highway 75, and it’s where America’s Bugatti owners come to test their top speeds. Watch this one “Hellbug” only achieve a miserable and pathetic 230 mph. So slow!
We’ve all experienced this dilemma—your company goes public and your minority stake is now worth major bucks. You’ve been eyeing this used Bugatti Veyron, but a handful of affordable islands near French Polynesia just went on the market, with just enough room to build a landing strip for your Gulfstream. What do you…
I have a real love-hate thing going on with Bugatti. Vintage Bugattis are some of the most stunning machines of any type I’ve ever seen. Modern Bugattis are impressive, but fundamentally stupid. This Bugatti Lifestyle brand stuff, though, leaves me completely un-conflicted. It’s a glimpse into some ultra-weird rich…
The Bugatti Chiron is better than the Veyron in every way; the Chiron is faster, more powerful, and even better looking than its predecessor. But there’s a reason why the new car can’t match the old.
Andy House, the exotic car salvage yard owner who crashed his Bugatti Veyron into a lake, has been sentenced to a year and a day in federal prison after he plead guilty to insurance fraud. House faced up to 20 years in prison after claiming he saw a “low-flying pelican” and steering right into the water.
The Bugatti burnout may be the most elusive burnout of all. Here’s a 1,200 horsepower Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse World Record Car Edition lighting up all four tires.
Dubai is known for its obscene displays of wealth, and the tradition is continuing with the new Bugatti-inspired houses from DAMAC Properties.
It’s no secret that Bugatti is working on a more-everything successor to the Veyron, the 1500 HP, 288 MPH Chiron. I’m here to tell Bugatti right now to stop work on it, because it’s stupid and you’re wasting your time. You really want to make a supercar — I mean, a real supercar? Then I have one word for you: ALON®.
Volkswagen Group emperor Martin Winterkorn confirmed to German newspaper Bild that the Veyron’s successor is a go with a hybrid drivetrain producing 1,500 horsepower for a top speed of 286 mph. To balance that out, Volkswagen’s really-really budget brand will also launch in 2018.
It was bound to happen. Kawasaki’s track-only, supercharged, 300-horsepower H2R is the world’s fastest production bike and the Bugatti Veyron is the world’s fastest production car. Here’s what happens when you let them loose on an airfield for a half-mile drag race.