Watch A Bugatti Chiron Rocket Down The Quarter Mile In Under 10 Seconds

From the moment the Bugatti Chiron was launched, we’ve been waiting for a willing owner to take the French hypercar to a drag strip. The owner of this Chiron recently did just that and was able to lay down some impressive times.

The following video from Drag Times on YouTube shows the Chiron making two different runs down the drag strip. For the first run, the owner decided not to engage the vehicle’s launch control system, while for the second run, all the aids were engaged to make for the best possible time. The differences between the two runs were dramatic.

Without launch control enabled, the driver was only able to manage a measly 3.84 second sprint from 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h). The hypercar then continued through to 100 mph (160 km/h) in 6.2 seconds, and 150 mph (241 km/h) in 10.71 seconds. The 4.8 time needed to travel from 60-130 mph (96 km/h – 209 km/h) is also a little slower than we would expect from the Bugatti. The car ultimately finished with a time of 11.04 seconds at 151.72 mph (244 km/h).

For the second run, launch control was enabled and to say it made a huge difference would be an understatement. With all systems engaged, the hypercar rocketed off the line and reached 60 mph in just 2.66 seconds before hitting 100 mph in 5.1 seconds. After just 9.72 seconds, the car was running at 150 mph and after 9.9 seconds, it had completed its blistering quarter mile run.

What lessons can us mere mortals take from seeing a Chiron race down the quarter mile? Not much, really. However, if you like to think you can driver quicker with performance aids disabled, you’re probably mistaken.


  • ErnieB

    Damn thing is ugly!

    • Matthew Daraei

      Then get away from a mirror!

      • ErnieB

        Honestly .. it’s not the prettiest of the hyper cars.. I admire the engineering and power of it though.

  • Thegunof42 88’s

    …aaaaaaaaaand a lightly-tuned 720S will still out drag it.

    • Axiom Ethos

      Actually a stock 720S with different tires will out-drag it. Brooks from Dragtimes just did 9.7 in the 1/4 mile with just his new tires.

  • Matt

    Why the aftermarket wheels though.

    • ErnieB

      Yeah .. I think these didn’t help at all!

    • FlameWater

      Probably didn’t want to wreck the stock wheels

      • Matt

        How do you wreck wheels by doing drag racing?

        • FlameWater

          By getting scuff marks and rock chips on them, the tires for the Chiron alone are $30,000.

  • aaronbbrown

    Still slower to 60 mph then the fastest production GT-Rs which have had sub 2.5 times. 2.47 is the quickest one I’ve heard of, that was on a cold day with a warmed up track and hot tires.

    Tesla has cars quick enough to do the drivers real physical damage from the G Forces created in acceleration, sub 2 seconds. They should probably come standard with a Hans device. 🙂

    But any production car that can break into the 9’s is a monumental feat of engineering and an amazing technological achievement.

  • Blade t

    Those wheels look cheap ..

    • ErnieB

      Yet they cost like $3k each.. Smh

      • Blade t

        Read the words, I said ,,”look cheap”

  • john1168

    What do these guys do for a living?

    • Dennis James

      You mean, what do their parents do for a living 🙂

  • Nordschleife

    What type of world do we live in when we knock a car for 3.8 0-60. That’s stilll Prestyn fast.

    • Dan Frederiksen

      A Tesla world

  • Axiom Ethos

    Yeah and good luck doing that for years on end without all kinds of problems and costing you even more money, or even look half as sexy as a 720S. But keep talking apples to oranges.

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