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The Bugatti Chiron Is The World's Newest, Fastest Car

Image Cache: 420 kilometres per hour. With the speed limiter enabled. That’s the official top speed of the new Bugatti Chiron, newly the world’s fastest and most powerful production car — with 1480bhp, or 1103kW, courtesy of its redeveloped Veyron-grade, quad-turbocharged, 8.0-litre W16 engine. Oh, and it costs 2.4 million Euros.

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The new Chiron has been revealed just before the opening of the Geneva Motor Show; along with that 1103kW, there’s 1600Nm of torque spread over the massive range of 2000 to 6000rpm. That limited top speed is apparently to protect the tyres from massive degradation, but Bugatti says that the car’s gearing and power give it a theoretical Vmax of 460-odd kilometres per hour. 0-100? Less than 2.5 seconds.


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