Remember the Bugatti Veyron, we all know how it impacted the auto world. The car was unveiled back in 2005, after which it waited five years before it tore up the fastest top speed for a production car in 2010. It did this with an incredible speed of 267.856 mph. Later in 2014 the Hennessey Venom GT went up to 270.49 mph, however since it didn’t reach 30 units, Bugatti managed to retain its title. 2016 is expected to be a golden year for cars somewhat as the Hennessey Venom F5 and the Bugatti Chiron will renew their rivalry all over again. Now out of the rivalry, the Chiron is the first to be unveiled, at this year’s Geneva Motor Show.
This four wheel drive coupe is everything we expected, with all its performance numbers going up. So far the Chiron has made to squeeze out 1479 hp from its quad-turbo 8L W16 engine, this is incredible considering the Hennessey Venom was hoping to achieve 1400 hp. Wherever Hennessey is on the development of the Venom F5, they at least know that beating the Chiron this time just became a little bit harder this time. However, it isn’t horsepower alone that contributes to blistering speed, there are other factors like aerodynamics and weight that come into play. The Chiron is expected to reach 288 mph, which will in effect put Bugatti in the record books all over again.
Let’s hope this time around that Bugatti don’t take another five years after unveiling, before they attempt to reach record top speed for a production car. To be fair, back then Bugatti weren’t facing serious competition, however today they are facing a serious challenger in Hennessey. They know this time any dragging of their feet and the record isn’t theirs anymore. When it comes to a head-to-head comparison the Venom F5 is all about speed, while the Chiron is about the luxury as well as speed.
Watch below as the long anticipated Bugatti Chiron makes it world premiere: