October 20, 2020

Bugatti Chiron set a new speed record at 490 km / h

Bugatti Chiron set a new speed record at 490 km / h

Bugatti introduced the fastest passenger car today, which can accelerate to 490 km / h, but for this the engineers had to change the design and strengthen the wheels.

Chiron initially could not reach hismaximum, because at a speed of more than 480 km / h the wheels overheated due to the strong centrifugal force and the load on the tires of about 7 tons, from which they were torn. However, the designers decided not to look for another rubber, but to strengthen the tires and change the design of the vehicle to reduce drag and get rid of the pressure forces on both sides.

As a result of tests at the Volkswagen test siteEhra Lessein in Germany, the pilot managed to accelerate to 490 km / h, setting a new world record. The track itself was ideal for testing, but in order to avoid separation from the surface at such a speed, it took more than five hours to clean it. Although at the finish, the windshield was dotted with smeared insects.

Despite the enormous potential of the Bugatti Chiron,future owners will not be able to fully realize it, since they will set a limit of 440 km / h in cars sold. However, it is unlikely that someone will try to accelerate to this speed, if only because of the lack of a suitable track.

Recall that in September Lamborghini introduced its first hybrid supercar Sián, which will become the company's most powerful and fastest car.

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