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.
“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.
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.
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?