Chiron’s Top Speed Run Is Not A Priority, Bugatti CEO Says

With over 320 units out of the total 500 that will be built already sold, the Chiron has been a huge success for Bugatti, so the company isn’t in any rush to prove that it’s the world’s fastest hypercar.

Thus, a top speed test is on the backburner for now, CEO Stephan Winkelmann told CNBC in an interview.

“I have a lot on my plate. The speed test is not my priority. I have a lot of things to do”, Winkelmann said. “I don’t even know how fast our car can go.”

Apparently, Bugatti’s CEO wants to leave the Chiron’s top speed run for a later date, as he said “maybe, I don’t know” when asked whether the Molsheim-made hypercar will ever be put through a top speed test.

Read: Bugatti unveils the more focused, $3.7-million Chiron Sport at Geneva

One conspiracy theory claims that Bugatti knows that the Chiron is not as fast as the Koenigsegg Agera RS. The Swedish hypercar achieved an average of 277.9mph (447.2km/h) last year and a top speed of 284.3mph (457.5km/h) on its second run in the Nevada desert.

Koenigsegg also managed to smash the Bugatti Chiron’s 0-249-0mph (0-400-0km/h) record by doing it 5.5sec faster with the Agera RS..

Moreover, according to the Forza 7 video game, the Koenigsegg One:1 would eat Chiron’s heart out in a standing mile-long (1.6km) race, despite being less powerful – but also much more light…

So, could this actually be the truth behind Winkelmann’s lack of interest when it comes to the Chiron’s top speed?

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  • Autoexperte

    yellow car

    • PK

      i don’t get it.

  • Shane

    A loser answer, you can’t claim it in the previous version and not step up to the plate the next round. It’s like a boxer being the best and then getting knocked out and making an excuse. This is basically Rhonda Rousey talk.

  • Bash

    Not for now maybe, I mean they have plenty of time i guess.

  • Autoexperte

    in Europe post cars are yellow

    • scalextric

      This is no regular post car, it’s express mail!

  • Oliver Moore

    That’s like saying that getting to space is not a rocket’s top priority (aside from safety).

  • HaltestelleLuitpolthafen

    They know they would get absolutely demolished and don’t want the bad press.

    Sour puss Bugatti.

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