A Bugatti went a record 305 mph

Bugatti Chiron breaks the 300 MPH barrier (Video)

Bugatti says this is a near-production prototype, but hasn't confirmed whether this "longtail" variant will be a production model, which would be necessary for it to officially take that title of the "world's fastest production car". The tires were even X-rayed before being fitted to the Chiron, to make sure no imperfections were present. In 1998, he reached a speed of 391 km/h (243 mph) in at McLaren F1 on the same test track at Ehra-Lessien in Lower Saxony.

Bugatti claims it has become the first manufacturer to break the 300 miles per hour barrier, with a "near-production" prototype of the Chiron clocking 490,484 km/h (or 304,773 mph).

The vehicle is based on a Bugatti Chiron Sport and it's been modified specifically to surpass the 300mph barrier. This one was developed over a period of six months with combined efforts between Bugatti, Dallara for chassis reinforcement and Michelin for tyres. The whole auto rides much lower too, with laser-controlled ride height. You'll also spot a stacked exhaust setup from the Centodieci, which pushes out the exhaust gases as far from the rear as possible to minimise their effect on drag and aero. Also, as seen in the images, Bugatti has given the flamboyant rear wing a miss for a dedicated tail end spoiler, all of which combined formed the new tail piece. Inside, the Chiron does not have a passenger seat, though a safety cage was added because, well, duh.

It's easy to question the relevance of a auto which can only perform its party trick at one test track in Germany.

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For power, Bugatti used a tweaked version of the 8.0 litre quad-turbo W16 engine (nicknamed Thor), which puts out 1,578 hp (1,600 PS), while retaining the standard seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox and all-wheel-drive system.

A pre-production version of an upcoming "long tail" Bugatti Chiron with sleek new bodywork became the first sports auto to exceed 300mph (482.8km/h) at Volkswagen's Ehra-Lessien proving ground.

And if this is what they're going off, it's going to be epic.

Bugatti has formally turn out to be the primary producer to supply a street automotive that is able to speeds in extra of 300mph.

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