2017 Frankfurt Motor Show: “Zero-400-Zero” world record Bugatti Chiron
22 September 2017 - IndianAutosBlog
The “Zero-400-Zero” Bugatti Chiron has made its world debut at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. Here are world-record-breaking super sports car’s images from the show.
On September 11, 2017, Bugatti announced that the Bugatti Chiron had set a new 0-400 Km/h-0 world record. Boasting its only model's extraordinary performance capabilities, VW's hypercar division said that the 0-400-0 feat was complete in just 42 seconds (41.96 seconds). The Chiron created this record in a distance of only 3.112 km. This driving manoeuvre is the company's first step on the way to set a new world speed record for production vehicles in 2018.
The world record was set by Juan Pablo Montoya, winner of the Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix, two-time winner of the Indy 500 and three-time winner of the Daytona 24 Hours. Montoya reached from 0-400 km/h within only 32.6 seconds, at a distance of 2,621 metres, and brought the Chiron to standstill after 9.3 seconds and a distance of 491 metres. During the world record weekend, he drove the Chiron even past the 400 km/h, to 420 km/h precisely.
The truly special Bugatti Chiron picks up on Bugatti's traditional two-tone design with a mix of black and blue colours. Black is the base colour, and Bugatti Light Blue Sport is used on various elements as a highlight. The horseshoe and the styling line of the front wing are painted in Bugatti Light Blue Sport. The nose sits proudly with the world record representing "42" on the black grille, also in Bugatti Light Blue Sport. This shade of blue is used for the bottom side of the rear wing. The exhaust trims, usually in stainless steel design, are painted in Nocturne black. The same colour is used for the aluminium frame of the tail light. The full leather interior is in a combination of Beluga black and Bugatti Light Blue Sport colours.
The Bugatti Chiron sports a mammoth 8-litre W16 petrol engine. The unique 16-cylinder engine has four turbochargers with two-stage turbocharging. It produces a colossal 1,500 PS at 6,700 rpm and 1,600 Nm of torque from 2,000-6,000 rpm. The engine is paired to a 7-speed DSG dual-clutch transmission sends power to the wheels, and needless to say, there is a permanent four-wheel drive system too. A 0-100 km/h sprint takes only 2.4 seconds. The top speed, achieved in the Top Speed mode, is 420 km/h. Carbon ceramic disc brakes (front: 420 mm/rear 400 mm) and brake callipers with titanium pistons (front: 8 pistons/rear: 6 pistons) provide the stopping power.
The Bugatti Chiron is priced at €2.5 million. Bugatti makes the exotic car at its headquarters in Molsheim, France. The Chiron is limited to 500 units, of which 300 are already spoken for.