Believe me, you think you’ve got the mettle to wring its neck? I guarantee you’ll get scared and back off before you’re anywhere near that corner, LeMans 24-Hour race winner, Andy Wallace tempted, finger pointing into the sun.

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Bugatti Chiron


 


The Chiron replaces the Bugatti Veyron which re-wrote the record books on how a supercar should be done. For 12 years we’ve asked ourselves how could they ever top it. Well, here’s the answer.


 


It’s not often you look down to see a 500kmh calibrated speedo tempting you on. The challenge was to take it as far as my survival instincts allowed.


Initially, when you climb inside the €2.4million Bugatti Chiron, fire it up and drive away, it all seems a bit too easy for a car that has nearly double the horsepower of a Formula One car.


In an era of downsizing and squeezing more power out of smaller, more fuel efficient engines, you have to read the specs several times before it sinks in because when was the last time you saw an eight-litre car on the road? Then give it four turbochargers spread across 16-cylinders. These engineers are crazy but they were determined to build a worthy successor to the almighty Veyron and they’ve more than achieved that.


Engineers claim the Chiron betters the Veyron’s performance by 25 per cent in every area and its turbochargers are 69 per cent larger resulting in 50 per cent more power. [Continued...]

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