Juan Pablo Montoya Set A World Record In A Bugatti Chiron By Going 0 To 400km/h To 0 In Just 42 Seconds
The Bugatti Chiron carries a price tag of $2.7 million. Very few people in the world ever get to drive these super cars. Colombian born Indy Car racer Juan Pablo Montoya is a huge fan of Bugatti cars, and he is as connected in the world of high-end automobiles as you’ll ever find, and he’s now the proud owner of a new world record thanks to his driving skills and car connections.
Juan Pablo Montoya races for Team Penske, but Bugatti approached him about setting this world record in together. Bugatti put the Indy Car racer behind the wheel of their 16-cylinder, 8-liter quad-turbocharged, 1,479 bhp Chiron. The record they had in sight was the zero to 400km/h to zero attempt. Meaning the car goes from a complete standstill to 400km/h (248.548 MPH) and then slams on the brakes to bring the car to a complete standstill again.
The video from Bugatti shows the record being broken in real-time, 41.96 total seconds, and it took Juan Pablo Montoya only 3.112 kilometers to set this world record:
It took 32.6 seconds for Juan Pablo Montoya to get the Bugatti Chiron up to 400km/h (248.5 MPH), but it only took him 9.3 seconds to decelerate back to zero. And just like that, Juan Pablo Montoya and Bugatti drove themselves into the record books thanks to their super car that costs nearly $3 million. (h/t F1i)