Watch the Bugatti Chiron hit its 261mph top speed (limiter)

Bugatti might not be looking to do a top-speed run, doesn't mean others aren't

2y ago

Bugatti might not be currently interested in doing a top speed in their famed hypercar the Chiron, all we know for sure right now is that the car is currently not able to hit 300mph due to tire limitations and that its top speed is 'limited' to 261mph (420km/h).

The 261mph speed limiter makes the Chiron about 6.856mph slower than the Veyron Super Sport's 267.856mph speed record, more importantly it puts it some 23.3mph behind the Koenigsegg Agera RS top speed record, where it managed a staggering 284.3 mph (457.5 km/h).

However even if the top speed run isn't officially a priority over at Bugatti, the ease with which the Chiron seems to reach it's 261mph speed limiter suggest the car and it's quad turbocharged W16 8.0 litre engine has more to give.

Video comes courtesy of Johnny Bohmer Proving Grounds, an awesome 2.3 mile long straight at the Merritt Island in Florida that was previously used to land NASA Space shuttles.

Can you think of a more fitting place to test hypercars?

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Comments (9)

  • Just wow!!!

      2 years ago
  • 2.7 mile is not accurate, unless he did it from 0-260 in full throttle. Chiron could do better than that

      2 years ago
  • Didn’t look like it had much left in it tbh!

      2 years ago
    • Hard to say; all cars with electronic limiters kick in gradually and reduce power output in a soft manner in order not to hit a hard barrier. Idea is to not scare the driver. Let’s be honest Chiron drivers will be old men with bad reactions and...

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        2 years ago
  • Who cares. Koenigsegg owns top speed runs.

      2 years ago
    • Bugatti 304.773MPH SSC 286MPH so tell what does 2nd loser taste like? Is it JUICY? Hahahahahahaha!

        2 months ago
  • Buagatti...we wont be trying a top speed run, or know how fast it can go.

    Me: i saw a struggled to hit 261.


      2 years ago