Press release9/2/2019

Breaking News – Bugatti Chiron breaks 300 mph barrier

Breaking News – Bugatti Chiron breaks 300 mph barrier

Molsheim

A near production Bugatti Chiron prototype reaches 304.773 mph for the first time. World record!

Fuel consumption and emissions

  • 1Chiron: WLTP fuel consumption, l/100 km: low phase 44.56 / medium phase 24.80 / high phase 21.29 / extra high phase 21.57 / combined 25.19; CO2 emissions combined, g/km: 571.64; efficiency class: G

Bugatti is the first manufacturer to break the 300-mile-an-hour barrier. On a test track in Germany, a near production prototype derivative of the hyper sports car Chiron1 surpassed the magic limit with a speed of 304.773 mph (490.484 km/h). A world record.

"What a record! We're overjoyed to be the first manufacturer ever to have achieved a speed of more than 300 miles per hour. It’s a milestone for eternity. I would like to thank the whole team and driver Andy Wallace for this outstanding performance,” says Stephan Winkelmann, President of Bugatti.

Further details will follow shortly.