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Watch the Bugatti Chiron hit 400km/h in 32.6 seconds

By Chris Thompson, 11 Sep 2017 News

Bugatti didn’t become known for making the world’s fastest cars by being slow

2017 Bugatti Chiron

This video is only 32.6 seconds long – but that’s as long as it needs to be for you to see a Bugatti Chiron hit 400km/h from a stand-still.

Have a think about the last time you were travelling at 400km/h.

Unless you’re superman, or you have access to a hypercar and an airport runway, it was probably while you were on a plane.

2017 Bugatti Chiron rearOn that plane, you’d have been travelling at around 900 to 1000km/h, which sounds fast, until you realise the Bugatti Chiron, a road-legal car, can still travel at almost half that speed.

To illustrate the acceleration potential of the Chiron, Bugatti has been releasing short clips of the car travelling from a stand-still to a certain speed.

The first was a dash to 100km/h, which made for a very short video of which 2.4 seconds consisted of the car

Then, Bugatti filmed it taking its sweet time – all of 6.1 seconds – to catch the 200km/h mark.

The $3.61m masterpiece of engineering is able to hit 200km/h faster than most cars will get to 100km/h.

You really have to pay attention, blink and you’ll miss that point where it hits the mark.

If you do, however, you have seven more seconds until the Chiron hits 300km/h at 13.1 seconds from stand-still.

Which bring us back to 400km/h.

Actually, by the time you’ve read this far into the article , the Bugatti Chrion might have been able to hit its claimed top speed of 420km/h. Or it might have even hit its reported actual top speed of 463km/h, which is possible when your right foot has 1103kW and 1600Nm at its disposal.

We just want to know what on earth they were using as a camera car.