Bugatti has just released a new car whose speed reaches 490 km/h. photo credit: Instagram screenshot @bugatti
With the Bugatti Chiron Super Sport, the Alsatian manufacturer stands out as one of the fastest car manufacturers in the world. The competition also dreams of mass-producing a few racing cars whose speed would approach or even exceed 500 km/h. But with the development of the electric car, this race for speed may soon come to an end.
Bugatti, always faster
It is undoubtedly one of the fastest cars in the world. The Bugatti Chiron Super Sport and its 1,600 horsepower shows a speed on the clock of 490 km / h, during official tests. A series of 30 models capable of reaching 100 km/h in just 2.3 seconds and crossing the 300 km/h mark in just 12.1 seconds has just been produced.
This jewel of speed is offered for sale for
. The new racing car takes up the design of the Chiron Super Sport 300+ with a long tail while slightly diverting the codes. Thus, we note the appearance of rims with new designs, compatible with very high speed. The passenger compartment retains all the luxury and comfort of prestige sedans. However, the models offered for sale will be limited to 440 km/h for reasons of safety and corporate responsibility.
Cars at 500 km/h
Not all manufacturers are equally careful when it comes to safety. As proof, the future Venom F5 from Texan Hennessey Performance Engineering should exceed 499 km/h. A first video published last March showed exceptional performance with a speed of 435 km/h. The manufacturer intends to keep its promises and get closer to 500 km/h.
Nearly twelve models are offered for sale for
1.8 million euros
. 12 more will follow after some additional testing.
The other big high-powered racing car is the Jesko from the manufacturer Koenigsegg. A megacar with 1650 horsepower and whose speed could reach or even exceed 500 km / h, according to computer projections. The Swedish manufacturer is fine-tuning its car, soon available for sale for
Slower cars in the future?
But how far will this race for speed go? It could well end with the models under development and this for several reasons. First of all, the impossibility for the vast majority of buyers to push such vehicles on the road at speeds exceeding 400 km/h without causing accidents. Moreover, these cars are sometimes, as is the case with Bugatti, the latest thermal models developed by manufacturers. The electric models on which the entire automotive industry is looking are currently slower. The fastest electric car in the world to date is the Rimac C Two. It can still go up to 400 km/h.
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