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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.
Photo’s by Robert Grubbs and Jason Salazar
For the last two months, we at O’Gara La Jolla have been trying to solve a problem. How do you top the Inaugural San Diego GT? We unveiled 5 hypercars in dramatic fashion and had a strong showing of supercars and other exotics. Well, what you see below is how we maintained San Diego GT’s reputation as being one of Southern California’s premier Cars and Coffee events.
Earlier this year, the O’Gara Beverly Hills team created Sunset GT and set the gold standard for what a cars and coffee event could be. They brought out the most exclusive cars and did it on a scale that no one had ever seen. Month after month of successful shows gave us here in San Diego the confidence that we could do the same for our car community. So last Saturday, after weeks and weeks of planning, O’Gara Coach La Jolla held its first ever San Diego GT, and it went better than any of us ever imagined.
Monterey Car Week | O’Gara Recap
Monterey Car Week, the largest and most prestigious car gathering in the world. The series of events held during that week brings together some of the most elusive and expensive automobiles in history. Mind boggling displays of automotive wealth and ingenuity are commonplace not only at exclusive events like Quail, but in the streets of Monterey and Carmel. You don’t need a billionaires bank account to see and appreciate the amazing cars that converge on this quiet beach town. That is what makes this week so special. It brings together car enthusiasts of all backgrounds. Below are highlights from the events and private showings held last week.