Watch the Bugatti Chiron Hit Its Electronically Limited Top Speed- video
Having a speedometer that only reads to 310 mph, the 1500-horsepower Bugatti Chiron is electronically speed-limited from the factory at “just” 261 mph thanks to tire limitations.
At the beginning of this post is a video showing you just how quickly it reaches that top speed. The video was an event recorded from the Johnny Bohmer Proving Grounds,where owners can take their cars and drive flat out for several miles on a closed off runway.
It’s worth noting that the driver started off slowly, and didn’t launch the car. In fact, it seems the driver didn’t even go full-throttle until the 100-mph mark. Here’s the in-cabin clip from the run.
I know this sounds funny but you can see that the racers still accelerates fast at the end of the Finish lane, which means the car can still exceed its speed if allow to race further.