Bugatti Chiron: The fastest car in the world does 0-60mph in 2.6 secs and has a 261mph top speed

Bugatti just unveiled the Chiron at the Geneva motor show, and it’s the craziest, fastest production car the world has ever seen. Released around 11 years after the Veyron, the Chiron keeps the same design language as its predecessor, but features several important changes under the surface to make it even faster. Bugatti says it’s only making 500 of them, and they’re going to start at a cool $2.6 million.

The Chiron uses a 16-cylinder, eight-litre W16 engine – essentially two V8s engines meshed together, and combines it with an innovative two-stage turbocharging system and titanium exhaust solution. The result? A ridiculous 1,500 horsepower and 0-62mph time of just 2.5 seconds.


Although the Chiron’s 0-60mph time is similar to the Concept_One, the world’s fastest electric car, the Bugatti wins when it comes to ultimate speed: The Chiron can reach a limited top speed of 261mph, but its speedo suggests it’s capable of around 310mph.


The Chiron’s interior is just as ludicrous, with three screens and an analogue speedometer surrounded by machined aluminum. But the best bit? In an effort to reduce distractions while you drive, the Bugatti intelligently reduces the amount of information displayed, so you can focus your full attention on its 1,500 horsepower.

Read next: The world’s fastest electric car is NOT a Tesla

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