Someone Already Put a Bugatti Chiron In a Ditch

It was only a matter of time.

Thanks to things like all-wheel-drive and and advanced stability control, modern supercars like the Bugatti Chiron are safer than ever, but that doesn't make them crash proof. It was inevitable that, eventually, someone would crash one of these 1500-HP monsters.

Images of the first Chiron crash emerged on , and show what appears to be a factory test car being dragged by a forklift. Details on the accident are slim, but a Bugatti spokesperson that an "inattentive" driver put the car in a ditch. Bild also reports that the accident took place in Wolfsburg, Germany–the location of Volkswagen's headquarters–and that no one was injured.

At least one Chiron has been registered by a private collector, but it's unclear if Bugatti has begun widespread customer deliveries. The Chiron only made its public debut at the Geneva Motor Show in February of this year.

It's easy to point fingers at those who crash supercars, but given that this was most likely a test mule, we should give the driver some slack. There's a good chance this car was running a calibration that isn't production-ready.

One thing that is almost certain though, is that this probably won't be the last Chiron crash we see. All-wheel-drive and advanced stability control can only do so much.

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