Drag Racing a Bugatti Chiron is more difficult than you think

2w ago

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Most hyper-cars with 7-Figure price tags spend their lives either as expensive garage ornaments or slowly crawling around narrow streets of London, Monaco or other such place. Not this one however, owner of this Chiron took his pride and joy to the drag-strip accompanied by the 'DragTimes'www.youtube.com/user/DragTimes/videos crew.

You would be excused for thinking that drag racing a Chiron would be quite easy, it's not exactly a hardcore car like a Koenigsegg willing to rip your face off if you make a mistake. In theory, all you should have to do is press launch control and procced step-on the gas. Well turns out it's a bit more complicated than that, the team had to really play around with the various settings and modes the car comes with to get the desired result.

The first launch was a bit well disappointing with the car bogging down and struggling to get past 30mph before rocketing away to a 150mph but the run was messed up anyway. The second time around the guys did a little better but not great, only managing a rather pedestrian 3.8 second 0-60 and 11.09 second 1/4 mile time.

Once the team got to grips with launch control and got the Chiron to a much better launch hitting 60mph in just 2.66 seconds and 9.9 seconds 1/4 mile time.

While it's easy to chuckle a little seeing these guys try to perform a seemingly simple task of just driving in a straight line, however taking into the pressure they must have been under and how complicated the car is I think the team did great shifting through different modes and trying to find the best setting.

Most of all it was a great watch, and I can't wait to see them try it again and see how much quicker they can do, as there is room for improvement, as the Chiron is documented to hit 60 in just 2.4 seconds in the past so a better launch and time is certainly possible.

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Comments (12)
  • Then how did Jeremy Clarkson drag race the Chiron so easily

    16 days ago
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    • By running on a grippy runway rather than on a very slick and shiny looking asphalt drag strip.

      And by doing a few takes before the edited run, or compilation of runs, we see on tv

      15 days ago
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    • I thought it was the other way around Being on an extra grippy runway can actually make it harder to launch at first (especially with 4WD) as you'll probably underestimate how much...

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      14 days ago
  • Will nhra ban it too?

    16 days ago

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