Home » News » Bugatti » Bugatti Chiron can do 300 mph but it needs more advanced tires
Bugatti Chiron is a hell of car. Under the hood of the Molsheim based hypercar is a W16 8.0 liter engine that can deliver 1.500 horsepower and 1.600 Nm peak of torque. Shortly after the official launch, everybody was searching for the top speed of the new Chiron.

But the producer had other plans. For now, the Bugatti Chiron is electronically limited to 237 mph. If you are using the "top speed" key, the value will go up to 261 mph.

Bugatti Chiron can do 300 mph but it needs more advanced tires
But this is not all because the Chiron can travel a lot more faster. According to the producer, the new hypercar can run up to 300 mph. But there is a problem. According to Andy Wallace, company's test driver, the current tires are not capable to travel at that speed. 

With the standard Michelin tires, the Chiron is able to hit 280 mph. But Wallace believes that Michelin will do a good job and will develop a tire that is able to handle the 300 mph speed. Next year, Bugatti will do a top speed run and Michelin has plenty of time to develop that tire. 

Related Articles

Leave a Comment

Fields marked with * are required
Name *:
Email *:
Comment *:
Code *:
  CAPTCHA
  • Email
  • YouTube
  • RSS
  • Twitter
  • facebook
  • feedburner

Related Specs

  1. 1999 Bugatti 18/3 Chiron Concept

    Engine: Aluminum, Narrow Angle W16, Power: 746.5 kw / 1001.1 bhp @ 3300 rpm, Torque: 1250 nm / 922 ft lbs @ 3300 rpm
  2. 1914 Bugatti Type 23 Torpedo

    Engine: Inline-4, Power: 13.4 kw / 18.0 bhp @ 2500 rpmN/A
  3. 1925 Bugatti Type 30 Torpedo

    Engine: Inline-8, Power: 55.9 kw / 75 bhp @ 3800 rpmN/A
  4. 1908 Bugatti Type 10 Petit Pur-Sang

    Engine: Inline-4, Power: 22.4 kw / 30 bhpN/A
  5. 1921 Bugatti Type 13

    Engine: Inline-4, Power: 22.4 kw / 30 bhp @ 2700 rpmN/A

New Vehicles

2018 Acura RLX officially revealed2018 Acura RLX officially revealed
Acura is ready to turn heads with the redesigned RLX, scheduled to be unveiled in front of the public during Monterey Automotive Week. ...

Concept Cars

Jaguar XE SV Project 8 to debut in USJaguar XE SV Project 8 to debut in US
This year Monterey Car Week will witness the unveil of a new performance sedan. It is the Jaguar XE SV Project 8, which was recently introduced in Goodwood ...

Custom Cars

BMW Alpina B6 xDrive Gran Coupe BMW CCA Edition unveiledBMW Alpina B6 xDrive Gran Coupe BMW CCA Edition unveiled
Alpina is renowned for its strong ties with BMW, so it is no wonder the german tuning company will unveil a special edition of the current Alpina B6 xDrive ...

Future Cars

Audi electric cars will reach 25 percent of US market by 2025Audi electric cars will reach 25 percent of US market by 2025
One of the main actors in Dieselgate scandal, Audi will try to concentrate its efforts in the green zone. Audi is investing in new technologies, more ...

Market News

Volkswagen Group sold 5.2 million cars in six monthsVolkswagen Group sold 5.2 million cars in six months
After dominating 2016 global sales, topping the chart and removing Toyota from the first position, Volkswagen Groupe is on course of doing so also in 2017. ...

Gadgets

Seat launches a an Android Auto app in Play StoreSeat launches a an Android Auto app in Play Store
Seat knows it has to address to younger European public, and it develops small apps and gadgets that can improve the life of its clients and can attract ...

Various News

Vin Diesel is here for the DemonVin Diesel is here for the Demon
Dodge has launched a new ad for the mighty Challenger Demon. This time, the ad is named "Winning’s Winning" but we have the same start: Vin Diesel. ...

Motorsports

BMW M8 GTE - First official picturesBMW M8 GTE - First official pictures
BMW has put on the race track the upcoming M8 GTE model. Three-day test at the Lausitzring (GER) heralded the next phase in the development of the new ...

Videos

BMW Z4 Concept - First official videoBMW Z4 Concept - First official video
BMW has officially unveiled the all-new BMW Z4 Concept during the Pebble Beach Concurs dÉlegance. Now it is time to see this beauty in a short footage. ...