The Bugatti Chiron is a high watermark for hypercars. Chiron picked up the baton passed to it by the record-setting Veyron. And while there are plenty of keyboard ninjas who have other opinions (“I’d rather have a Koenigsegg” or “A modified GT-R is faster”) true petrolheads will marvel at the technology and effort that goes into producing such a model. In this video: Chiron by Andy Wallace we get a closer look at the Big Bug.

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No one better

There is a good reason that Andy Wallace was chosen to present this video. No one has spent as much time behind the wheel of modern Bugattis as he has. The Bugatti Pilote Officiel (to use his French title) has covered over 150 000 km in cars made by the manufacturer. The Englishman has spent more than 30 years as a racing driver. He has competed in both the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the 24 Hours of Daytona on 21 occasions, winning the Le Mans endurance classic once and Daytona three times.

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With his vast racing experience, Wallace was employed by McLaren to drive its McLaren F1 to a top speed record. In 1998, he drove the V12 powered supercar to 386,4 km/h. At the time that was the highest speed attained by any production car. While that was surpassed by Bugatti and a few other brands since it still remains the fastest naturally aspirated production car to date.

In the summer of 2019, Wallace reached the top speed of exactly 490,484 km/h in a Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ prototype. That speed made Bugatti the first car manufacturer ever to break the magical 300 mph (482,80 km/h) barrier. You can read more about that record at this link.

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