A recent video showed a Bugatti Chiron racing at high speed on the highway and reaching 414 kilometers per hour (257.248 miles per hour), according to the speedometer. In a recently released raw clip of this attempt, the hypercar actually went a bit faster because the GPS briefly showed 417 km / h (259.1 mph).
Where the previous video tells a story about this Chiron and its owner, the latest is just a forward facing GoPro while racing. The driver starts from a complete stop and accelerates down the highway. The Bugatti picks up speed easily, but the person behind the wheel does not push the machine to top speed too quickly.
The driver gradually picks up speed and continues to push. Traffic is light and there are no vehicles in the left lane. The only noise comes from the wind blowing on the car.
This race took place in July 2021 on an unrestricted section of motorway near Wittenberg, Germany. The situation seems as safe as it gets, at least when driving around 260 mph on a public road.
At these speeds, the world is essentially a blur of green trees and a gray road. If you see traffic on the road, a split second reaction is needed to avoid an accident.
At the end of the video, there is a cut outside of the Chiron with the rear wing up. There is the message “Have a nice day,” which is fun to see on the back of a hypercar going down the freeway.
The owner of the Chiron is real estate mogul Radim Passer, and racing at high speed in Bugattis is a hobby for him. In 2015, he took his Veyron on a free section of the highway and managed to reach 402.5 km / h (250.1 mph).
Bugatti has just announced that it has a full order book for the Chiron. It will take until 2024 for the automaker to complete the production cycle. The automaker will also work with Rimac as part of the new joint venture that will likely create the next generation of hypercars.