Bugatti Chiron top speed will be locked at 420 kmph

Bugatti Chiron, named in honor of Monegasque driver, Louis Chiron, was showcased at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year. This two seater sports car is designed and developed by Bugatti and is a successor to the Bugatti Veyron and second edition of Bugatti 18/3 Chiron.

Earlier this year, in an interview with Autoblog, Bugatti revealed that the top speed of Chiron is 458 kmph. This is much higher than the recorded top speed of Veyron – 408 kmph.

But, sadly, Bugatti will not be selling a single unit of Chiron which will be capable of achieving 458 kmph. Yes. In an interview with Car Buzz, Bugatti has revealed that all Chiron units will be sold with a top speed locked at 420 kmph – purely for safety reasons.

2017 Bugatti Chiron gets a 8 liter W-16 engine offering 1479 hp peak power and 1600 Nm torque. It accelerates from 0 to 100 kmph in 2.4 seconds and from 0 to 200 kmph in 6.5 seconds and further ahead to 300 kmph in under 13.6 seconds. Like Bugatti Veyron, the Chiron also receives carbon fiber body structure, independent suspension and an All Wheel Drive system.

Limited to just 500 units, each selling for $ 2.6 million, 2017 Bugatti Chiron is the fastest and most powerful production car in the world raising the performance bar over the Veyron. It can empty its 100 liter fuel tank in 9 minutes when traveling at maximum speed and like its predecessor, needs 10 radiators to keep heat generated in check.