Watch the Bugatti Chiron smash the 300 mph world record

The Bugatti Chiron is no stranger to records, but its latest is going to take some beating: the first car from a series manufacturer to break the 300 mph barrier. A pre-production Chiron set a new TÜV-certified speed record, hitting almost 305 mph before it was time to hit the brakes.

If you’re going to attempt a world speed record, it’s fair to say the Chiron is no bad place to start. Even in its “regular” form it’s a powerhouse. An 8.0-liter W16 engine with four turbochargers delivers 1,479 horsepower and 1,180 lb-ft of torque.

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