Soon after Bugatti made history with the first conventional car to hit the 300 miles per hour (mph) mark, the French automaker has announced it’s going to make a production model for the public.
You can now get your hands on the Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+. Like its predecessor, the Bugatti Veyron, the Chiron earned its literal ‘super sport’ stripes when it got a top speed world record. The Super Sport 300+ is based closely on the Bugatti that recently broke 300 mph at Ehra-Lessien track.
Limited to a production of just 30 models, the Super Sport 300+ is the exact same as the record breaking car, with the quad-turbo 8.0 litre W16 engine, 25cm extended body and a whopping 1,578 horsepower (hp). Where the production model differs is the inclusion of a passenger seat and removal of all the speedometer tech, as well as the removal of a roll cage initially. The car has a catch though, it doesn’t actually go 273 mph due to electronic limitations placed in the vehicle.
If you’re the kind of maniac that feels 273 mph just isn’t good enough, Top Gear assures customers can add a roll cage to the car, remove the speed limiter and push their car to the same 304.773 mph top speed on the same track that the prototype model managed, this isn’t yet confirmed by Bugatti.
The 300 mph hypercar raised a few questions when it claimed being the fastest production car despite there only having one model at the time. With the car now boasting 30 models, it’s more officially the fastest production car in history.
The 2021-release car, even with the electronic limitation is still an upgrade on the original 2016 Chiron which tops out at around 261 mph. The Super Sport 300+ also has a higher ride height than the prototype model as to make it more usable on everyday roads. It also has a more luxurious and comfortable interior, which is good considering the car costs millions of dollars.
“With the Super Sport 300+ we pay homage not just to our glorious history with its numerous speed records but also to the performance of the entire record-breaking team,” President of Bugatti Stephan Winkelmann said in a statement.
“[The Super Sport 300+] is a testimony to Bugatti’s technical refinement, masterly workmanship and enormous attention to detail.”
The car comes with a black carbon fibre chassis and orange go-faster stripes, but the exterior can be customised per a customer’s request. The car is going for sale for a cool US $3.87 million (approx.).
Check out the original record-shattering video below: