When I first learned of the Bugatti Chiron, the Veyron successor, my immediate thought was that it would probably be a really slow car. Thank God a tweet helped me turn that arse-backwards belief around.
According to Evo road test editor Dan Prosser, the Chiron will allegedly go from zero to 402km/h and then back down to zero in under a minute.
Had dinner with Bentley and Bugatti boss Wolfgang Durheimer on Monday. He told me the Chiron does 0-250mph-0 in sub 60 seconds.
— Dan Prosser (@TheDanProsser) February 15, 2017
That's, like, really really fast! Who would have thought?
In 2011, the Agera R ran from 0 to 300 to 0 KPH (299km/h) in just 21.19 seconds. While 299km/h is still a decent ways away from 402km/h, it's still a mind-numbing speed. Also, "sub 60 seconds" could mean anything under a minute.
Not too unexpected from a car with 1,478 horsepower.
Good, I'm glad we were able to clear that up.