The Fastest Hypercar - Bugatti Chiron
The Bugatti Chiron is a mid-engine sports car developed by the French manufacturer Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S., famous for building powerful sports cars. The Bugatti Chiron hypercar was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show on 1 March 2016. Chiron is the successor of the Bugatti Veyron and since it unveiled, many new variants have also been developed.
Recently, on the 2nd of August, 2019, a Bugatti test driver using a pre-production Chiron Super Sport 300+ prototype hypercar reached 490.48 km/h (304.77 mph). This is a record for top speed achievement and this makes the Bugatti Chiron hypercar the first production vehicle to break the 300mph barrier.
7993 cc (8.0 L) quad-turbocharged W16
1103 kW (1479 hp) at 6700 rpm
1600 Nm (1180 lb-ft) at 6000 rpm
*Source: (“Bugatti Chiron”, 2019), (“Bugatti Chiron: Breaking new dimensions”, 2019)
0 – 97 km/h (0 – 60 mph)
0 – 200 km/h (0 – 124 mph)
0 – 300 km/h (0 -186 mph)
0 – 400 km/h (249 mph)
Source: (“Bugatti Chiron”, 2019), (“Bugatti Chiron: Breaking new dimensions”, 2019)
LEGO Bugatti Chiron
LEGO released the Bugatti Chiron set in 2018 as their annual Technic sports car. It is a 1:8 scale model consisting of 3600 individual parts. However, on the 30th of August 2018, LEGO unveiled a working life-size 1:1 scale model of the Bugatti Chiron hypercar. It was constructed mostly of LEGO parts (over 1 million parts). The only non-LEGO parts were the Bugatti badge, wheels, steel frame, steel roll cage, steel drive chain, and the seat belts. The engine consisted of 2304 LEGO Power Function motors which produced 4 kW of torque. The Bugatti official test driver, Andy Wallace, tested it at the Volkswagen’s Ehra-Lessien test track.