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Bugatti Chiron top speed will be locked at 420 kmph

2017 Bugatti Chiron at $2.6 million revealed at the Geneva Motor Show back in March this year. Production is limited to just 500 units.

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.

Blue-Carbon Chiron (9)

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.

Blue-Carbon Chiron (7)

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.

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Pearl Daniels

Pearl Daniels

Former freelance writer, Pearl Daniels is in the auto industry since 2011, having established herself as a widely read staff writer since 2013. Her keen eye for industry news, daily need to break down latest events, and quest to not miss a single launch detail, gives you the most refreshing morning news on weekdays.

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  • Don’t need to do that in India, our roads are more than capable of slowing down the best cars and make people drive lower than 80kmph. Anything above that means a nice huge pothole jump, dump and crash.

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