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Old 28-06-2018, 05:06 PM   #121
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IMHO these so-called "Hyper" cars have lost a signifiant part of their relevance to motoring enthusiasts. I suppose one can still admire them, but in a different way, in the fashion of say a military enthusiast who might admire tanks, or an aircraft enthusiast who admires fighter jets.
But even then, the problem is that they are nolonger functional.
Even a $50M jet has a purpose.

These cars are simply an item of Jewellery, and not even the type of Jewellery that relatively rich people might actually wear, but rather those items created purely for their expense, to be locked away in private collections.

Cars that achieved great results based on flair, experience, design skill, etc, are to be admired even when priced well beyond the reach of ordinary man. But in the modern era, when it comes down simply to computers and how much money you're prepared to sink in R&D, it just seems too easy to slip from aspirational to ostentatious.


Dunno Crazy Dazz, this owner couldn’t give two shytes mate. I wouldn’t run my Falcon through that.......gold. The video is here - https://youtu.be/xUNaQGEQwZw



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Dunno Crazy Dazz, this owner couldn’t give two shytes mate. I wouldn’t run my Falcon through that.......gold. The video is here - https://youtu.be/xUNaQGEQwZw



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Three years since the Chiron has been released and Bugatti have not yet unleashed it's full potential. Why the delay?
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Three years since the Chiron has been released and Bugatti have not yet unleashed it's full potential. Why the delay?
Last i heard was, because they are speed limited to 410?, they can’t then remove the limiter and claim the record for speeds above that. So if they can’t claim a new record then why bother?
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Last i heard was, because they are speed limited to 410?, they can’t then remove the limiter and claim the record for speeds above that. So if they can’t claim a new record then why bother?

That is no faster than the Veyron.
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That is no faster than the Veyron.
Not sure why they speed limited them. Tyres maybe?
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Not sure why they speed limited them. Tyres maybe?

That is the common consensus on the internet. According to Bugatti the Chiron is good for approximately 465km/hr.
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WHY ? .....The point of going that speed is ..... Enlighten me someone . Some idiot will die doing stuff like this ..Rather have a look at Ferrari's or Lambo's or Porsches instead in this genre of supercars to be honest but that's just me .

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WHY ? .....The point of going that speed is ..... Enlighten me someone .
Because you can.
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My thoughts on this haven't changed since post #98.

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Three years since the Chiron was released and Bugatti have not yet unleashed its full potential. Speed is limited to 420km/hr which is lower than the 431km/hr achieved by the Veyron 16.4 Super Sport.
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Not long now and we are going to be seeing 500km/h+ top speeds!

https://www.whichcar.com.au/news/bug...300mph-barrier
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Not long now and we are going to be seeing 500km/h+ top speeds!

https://www.whichcar.com.au/news/bug...300mph-barrier

Wow. Man first broke the 300 MPH barrier in 1935.





Now it can be achieved in a production car.
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490km/h is a decent speed!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FuS_bXJNync

I read this one is slightly modified to standard, with an extra tune up to give it another 100hp (but at those speeds that would only give you what 5kph?!
Also it is 25 cm longer than standard with a longer tail and has the air brake wing removed.
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Stephan Winkelmann told Top Gear that this will be the last of Bugatti’s top-speed pursuits for a while. “We have shown several times that we build the fastest cars in the world. In future we will focus on other areas,” he says.
This is not technically true. Koeniggsegg beat them almost every time. This latest version is modified so not a production version.
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I read this one is slightly modified to standard, with an extra tune up to give it another 100hp (but at those speeds that would only give you what 5kph?!
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There is some suggestion that this modded non production Chiron was running closer to 2000 bhp to achieve that result....
Probably the reason why it only did a single pass and not the expected double pass with average speed over the 2 runs used to calculate the speed to be used for the test. ( 1 pass in 2 separate directions to negate any tailwind advantage )
At 2000hp the wick would have been wound off the scale and a second pass would have welded the engine up.
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