A Custom Bugatti Chiron Sport Longtail
Recently, news headlines across all automotive sites, and even non-auto sites, are shining light on the Bugatti Chiron Sport’s recent accomplishment. What is this achievement? Well, the Bugatti Chiron was able to reach 304 mph! Yes, you read that correctly! On the Ehra-Lessien Test Track, Bugatti completed a one direction run with a custom Chiron. Why one direction? Nobody knows, but due to this, the car did not set the Guinness World Record… more on that below. Either way, reaching over 300 mph is a leap forward in the world of auto transportation!
Is 300 MPH Even Possible!? Yes… Yes, It Is.
So, many people wonder… is 300 mph even possible!? The simple answer is… yes… yes, it is. The Chiron’s 8.0-liter quad-turbocharged W16 engine boasts 1,500 horsepower and 1,180 lb.-ft. of torque. Beyond this, the record reaching Bugatti Chiron Sport has a few modifications. Firstly, there is a Dallara custom longtail body on this version. This extension equates to 10” longer than the base Chiron. Furthermore, this car sports a laser-controlled system for ride height. With these additions, the car was considered safe enough to make the run. But VW wasn’t willing to test the car anywhere else, or more than once. And, even worse, Bugatti will no longer attempt to set speed records for production cars as of recent news.
So, Why No Guinness World Record?
Finally, to conclude the article, why is there no Guinness World Record for this accomplishment? Well, the Guinness rules state that 2 attempts must be made, in both directions, and the average would be used for the record. Since the Chiron Sport didn’t make a second run, it couldn’t set a Guinness record. But it definitely set a record… nobody can deny that. Regardless of being in the book, or not. On the Ehra-Lessien Test Track, this Chiron reached exactly 304.773 mph (490.484 kph). Overall, this is an achievement by all means, so congratulations to Bugatti!