Herculean Tires Can Make The 1,479-HP Bugatti Chiron Hit 280 MPH…

It turns out that the Bugatti Chiron desperately improves on the formula laid out by the iconic Veyron in every possible way.

Yes indeed in building a new supercar, Bugatti has managed to almost outdo current street tire technology. The gravitational and thermal forces a tire must withstand at speeds above 250 mph are monumental, and while the Chiron currently rides on Michelin’s grippiest, range-topping rubber, the company’s engineers have yet to figure out their theoretical limit. Bugatti test pilot Andy Wallace believes Michelin will eventually approve a top speed of above 280 mph for the Chiron, but he also marks that there’s currently no tire available that can survive at the magical 300 mph mark.

In fact, Automobiles Ettore Bugatti is a French car manufacturer of high-performance automobiles, founded in 1909 in the then German city of Molsheim, Alsace by Italian-born Ettore Bugatti. Bugatti cars were known for their design beauty (Ettore Bugatti was from a family of artists and considered himself to be both an artist and constructor and for their many race victories. Famous Bugattis include the Type 35 Grand Prix cars, the Type 41 Royale”, the Type 57 “Atlantic” and the Type 55 sports car.

The Bugatti Chiron is a mid-engined two-seater sports car developed and manufactured in Molsheim, France, by Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S. as the successor to the Bugatti Veyron. The Chiron was first shown at the Geneva Motor Show on March 1, 2016.

 

Other highlights from the feature include quirky build details like the fact that the taillight bezels are crafted from a single 441-pound piece of aluminum, and a rundown of the Bugatti Chiron’s different driving modes, one of which actually allows adventurous owners to drift the thing. 2018 can’t come soon enough.

The technology Bugatti Chiron has put into use is extremely new to this world. Other highlights from the feature include quirky build details like the fact that the taillight bezels are crafted from a single 441-pound piece of aluminum, and a rundown of the Bugatti Chiron’s different driving modes, one of which actually allows adventurous owners to drift the thing. 2018 can’t come soon enough.

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