Bugatti Chiron World Record Video Shows the Car Going 273 MPH

Bugatti released video of its ludicrous 42-second 0-400-0 record run. But a teaser shot of the speedometer is what really interests us.

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Bugatti announced on Monday it broke the record for fastest 0-400-0 kmh run in its new 1500-horsepower Chiron hypercar, with a time of 41.96 seconds. A day later, the company released video of the car breaking that record, with IndyCar driver Juan Pablo Montoya at the wheel. The video's all well and good, but at the end, Bugatti teases something much more interesting.

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If you watch to the video's 2:14 mark, you'll see a "To be continued..." title screen, followed by a closeup shot of the Chiron's speedometer climbing to 440 kmh, which translates to 273.4 mph. Did Bugatti just confirm the Chiron is now the fastest production car on Earth?

Currently, the record for fastest production car is held by the Veyron SuperSport, which has a top speed of 267 mph. 273 mph is uh, faster than that. The Chiron also has a limited top speed of 261 mph. That limiter was obviously removed if the car hits 273.

Of course, there's no other info beyond this little teaser, so that could just be a rendering of things to come. Guess we'll just have to wait and see what Bugatti comes up with next.

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