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Bugatti Chiron: How The Fastest Car In The World Is Made

When you drop a bomb like the Veyron on the automotive world, it’s not exactly easy to outdo yourself, but it would see Bugatti has managed to do so with their latest creation, the Chiron.

The cars share the same quad-turbocharged W16 powerplant, though the Chiron has been heavily updated to pump the HP rating to nearly 1,500 ponies, almost 500 more than the Veyron, which held the record for fastest production car for several years. Aside from the grille shape and the swooping curves framing the doors, the obvious similarities between the two supercars end there, thought they do ride on similar architecture underneath.

The Chiron has an electronically limited top speed of 261 MPH while the Veyron topped out at 253 with no limiters. Why limit the top speed of a car built to go as fast as possible, you ask? In a word: tires. It’s rumored that the Chiron, in unrestricted form, is capable of nearing, and some say even surpassing, the three hundred miles-per-hour mark, but there are no DOT-legal tires available that can safely and consistently withstand the intense forces of traveling at those speeds, and as we are all well aware, there’s no taking chances with peoples lives at speeds like that. To get an in-depth look at how Bugatti managed to top themselves and the legendary Veyron, just hit the play button below and watch as you’re transported right there inside the assembly facility and can see the Chiron as it comes to life, from a concept to a final production car. This is without a doubt one of the most detailed looks you’ll ever get at the build process unless you go and watch it live at the factory yourself.

The Chiron is an automotive work of art inside and out, providing it’s driver with an unparalleled luxury that’s every bit as opulent as the car is fast, and we know it’s really damn fast!