A few weeks ago we talked about the top speed run that Bugatti went on with the Chiron hypercar. The car reached 304.77 mph in that record-setting run. the man behind the wheel was Andy Wallace and he has now talked about the record-setting run.
Wallace says that he doesn’t think the over 304 mph was the v-max for the car. He says that at that speed, the car was still accelerating. As for why he didn’t keep the pedal down, he says that at that speed the car covers a kilometer every seven seconds and it takes time to slow the car for banking at the test track.
He says that he could have held the throttle down for an extra second and gained another mph. To go faster he reckons the car needs a longer road or less drag.
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