Bugatti Chiron Will Reportedly do 0-250-0 in Less than 60 Seconds

Super, hyper, and otherwise superlative cars are coming to a point in their history where numbers are too far gone to really impress. It’s the same problem that economists face when they talk  about billions and trillions.

The Bugatti Chiron is a prime example of such a problem. The Bugatti Chiron makes more than twice as much horsepower as a Hellcat, but somehow I’m not twice as impressed by the number 1,500.

Now, there’s another number to parse. 0-250-0 in fewer than 60 seconds, according to EVO’s Dan Prosser. That’s right, in less time than it takes Nicholas Cage to steal a car, the Bugatti Chiron can be stopped somehwere down the road.

It’s hard to know just what that means, but I think it helps to remember that when the Veyron, formerly the fastest production car on earth, hit 250 mph it needed one of the world’s longest, straightest roads and a running start to do it.

It’s also worth noting that the Chiron, when it did a lap around Le Mans last year hit 236 mph. That’s faster than anything that would hit the track for the race, including Audi’s remarkable R18.

What this figure really helps to show, though is that the Chiron is a whole car, not just a rocket. As Ferdinand Porsche once said, nothing should be able to go faster than it stops.

[source: Road & Track]