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Bugatti Chiron: £1.9m hypercar breaks new speed record

Bugatti's £1.9million new hypercar - the Chiron - has broken a new speed record, achieving a dash from zero to 249mph and back to zero in 41.96 seconds.

The car, driven by ex-F1 driver Juan Pablo Montoya has also made 0-62mph in 2.4 seconds and 0-124mph in 6.1 seconds.

Montoya said: "It is really impressive how stable and consistent the Chiron is. Its acceleration and braking are simply incredible."

The Chiron is currently limited to 261mph, but it's been reported that a top speed run will take place next year with the limiter removed - in an attempt to beat the 267.4mph speed record set by its predecessor - the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport.

The 1479bhp hypercar is named after pre-war road racing ace Louis Chiron, who won several Grands Prix in the 1920s and 30s at the wheel of a Bugatti Type 51. It boasts a monstrous 8-litre W16 engine with four turbochargers, developing 1479bhp and 1600Nm of torque.

Each of the 500 that are set to be built will cost a cool £1.9m.

London-based dealer HR Owen is the only UK franchise where a Chiron can be ordered.

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