Archive for September, 2019
The hypercar race war to break the 300mph barrier is over. In a six month collective effort between Bugatti engineers, Dallara and Michelin the Bugatti Chiron has been announced as the first manufacturer vehicle to break the 300-mile-an-hour barrier.
The highlights of the menacing Chiron created features a long tail which enhances overall aerodynamics and lowers drag, a boost to 1578 horsepower and upgraded Michelin tires to handle the increased road stress. Measuring 9.84 inches longer than a stock Chiron, stripped out interior and lower ride height for drag purposes the upgraded Chiron was in true race mode to battle the task at Ehra-Lessien test track, Germany.
Driven by the well accoladed Andy Wallace the Bugatti was in good hands, despite being described as, “Being quite difficult to do” by the driver himself. “Now Bugatti was the first to exceed the 300-mile-per-hour mark. An incredible achievement that shows what the men and women of Bugatti are capable of. But this was the last time for us. Bugatti was the first to exceed 300-mile-per-hour – its name will go down in the history books and it will stay that way forever” added Stephan Winkelmann, President of Bugatti.
Not all 600LTs are created equal. The carbon roof scoop or snorkel has been an iconic feature on McLarens, dating back to the original McLaren F1. Functionally, the roof scoop provides increased cooling to the 592hp mid-engine V8. There is also an added sense of aural drama when you drive a car with a roof scoop. As you run through the gears on the 7sp dual-clutch transmission, you can hear the air “whooshing” directly over your head into the engine bay. It’s truly a sound you’ll never get tired of hearing.
Did we mention that it looks freaking awesome?! You’ll be the envy of any track day or car show when you show up with a roof scoop McLaren. Very few 600LTs were specced with this ultra-desirable option, and both of these cars are currently available for sale at McLaren San Diego. Finished in Silica White with red-tinted exterior carbon fiber. MSO bespoke interior with Senna seats and red Alcantara inserts. Headrests with bespoke MSO embroidery. Color-matched keys.