Bugatti says goodbye to Chiron with an extraordinary NASA experience

Bugatti invited 18 owners from all over the world to complete a hot lap at 400 km/h in the Kennedy Space Center.

On four days in April 2023, Bugatti offered its owners the unique experience of reaching speeds of over 400 km/h in their hypercars.

At the 400 Drive, all guests reached a speed of 412 km/h while descending the historic final destination of NASA space shuttles between 1979 and 2011.

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All participants received a certificate, a personalized racing suit and a personalized helmet.

To celebrate this experience, the brand released a video on YouTube.

“To drive at 400 km/h and more you need absolute trust in the car,” said Bugatti Greenwich brand manager Evan Cygler.

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“It’s an intense and exciting experience that depends on you and the car being in top condition and being lucky enough to have the perfect environmental conditions; not too windy, not too hot, not too wet.

“Under the expert guidance of the Bugatti team, I was able to break the 400 km/h mark. The Chiron Super Sport felt just as capable at 400 km/h as it did at 200 km/h.

“It’s an experience I will never forget and it only reinforces my passion for the incredible Bugatti brand.”

The Chiron, whose production ended in 2022, features an 8.0-litre, four-turbocharged W16 engine that produces 1,103 kW of power and 1,600 Nm of torque and 0 to 100 km/h acceleration made possible in 2.4 seconds.

In 2017, the Chiron set its first production car record with a time of 41.96 seconds from 0 to 400 km/h.

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In 2019, a near-production Chiron prototype exceeded the 300 mph (482.8 km/h) threshold and was able to reach a top speed of 304.773 mph (490.484 km/h).

To honor this record, Bugatti released a Chiron Super Sport 300+ in 2019, limited to 30 examples and similar to the prototype. It also received a power increase to 1176 kW.

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