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Bugatti Gives up the Fight for The Fastest Road Legal Car

Top Speed isn't at the focus any more

1y ago

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While the whole World is still waiting to see what Chiron is really capable of, beyond the top speed limiter, folks at Bugatti have simply given up on showing it. According to the interview, Bugatti CEO - Stephan Winkelmann gave, the top speed figures aren't all that interesting for them anymore.

So that's it, one of the contenders for breaking the 300mph barrier is out. Hennessey, it's up to you now. And Koenigsegg could join up the fight too.

But there is more bad news. Winkelmann say that there won't be a roadster version of Chiron either. Instead, they will focus their efforts on introducing a yet another model in a totally different segment.

Galibier will soon turn ten, and has the highest chance of making it to a production model. I just hope they do something about the styling. That one was a turd nugget.

Source: TopGear.com

Source: TopGear.com

So what are your thoughts on this? Bugatti giving up on what made them what they are today? After 3 world records: Veyron (408,47 km/h), Veyron Super Sport (431km/h), Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse(408 km/h), they are just going to give up?

They know it will be embarrassing? Are petrol-powered cars done? Comment!

In the meantime, take a look at what it takes to reach the current top speed record - 277.87 mph

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Comments (75)

  • I’ll go out on a limb here and suggest that Bugatti isn’t interested in top speed because VAG is on a money diet. The Chiron was conceived and green lit when VW was still selling the world on clean diesel. These days, with suits from 50 countries still outstanding and $25 billion in fines and penalties in the U.S., I think the brand needs to find a way to turn a profit. VAG is turning their sights to electrification and that (whether voluntary or court ordered) costs money. Just another victim of Diesel-gate.

      1 year ago
  • I don't think Bugatti have anything to prove against a product from a company like Hennessey (with full respect to Hennessey...).

    Bugatti is a hyper-luxury brand, the entire experience of buying and owning one would be on a different planet to what Hennessey will be able to offer it's customers, and that's before we consider the product being bought...

    Anyone can stick 1,500hp in a Lotus Exige and make it go very fast, but there's a reason you don't see many Venom's cruising around the world's cities.

      1 year ago
    • That’s because there are significantly less of these cars than Chirons on the road today.

        1 year ago
    • I think you're missing my point a bit here. The Venom isn't seen circling Kensington or Monaco because it appeals to a very different customer base to the Chiron.

      The Venom customers are looking for the raw performance and pace of that car,...

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        1 year ago
  • Bugatti : The Chiron broke the world record for top speed!

    Koenigsegg : Hold my beer...

      1 year ago
    • The only record Chiron has ever set was 0-400-0km/h in 40 seconds. Agera RS did the same in 33.3 seconds.

      Chiron is just an improved Veyron. It's not a giant leap away from everyone else like the Veyron did.

      It's an amazing Hyper-GT car,...

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        1 year ago
  • Well, I don’t think Bugatti developing a new car, whatever it is, costs less than improving the current models in pursuit of the highest top speed. When you think of it, Bugatti has already spent tons of resources into previous models, if they turn in another direction and make something else instead, wouldn’t that be a waste of what they have now? Plus, without Bugatti in the hypercar/megacar industry, there will definitely be less competition, I may be exaggerating, but most likely would just slow down the development in car technology and advancement. So it’s quite sad to hear Bugatti has given up the race, not to mention without any prior notice.

      1 year ago
    • I'm almost certain that slapping a SUV / "sport sedan" body on the current Chiron chassis or on an upgraded VW chassis will be a lot cheaper than finding all the necessary improvements (aerodynamics, power, tires, etc...) to go 5-10mph...

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        1 year ago
  • I don't blame them – I imagine doing the R&D to get a set of tyres to handle 300mph is going to be horrifically expensive.

      1 year ago
    • I blame them. Hennessey and Koenigsegg, with just a fraction of funds Bugatti have at their disposal, keep getting faster and faster.

        1 year ago
    • michelin done all the development for those tyres and built a tyre torture lab. plus unless you have a a car proving ground (not many people do) realisitcally your never gonna see those speeds

        1 year ago

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