In addition to safety changes for such high speeds, companies have modified the body of the car to improve aerodynamics. The tires were also specially developed by Michelin, making the tires also for normal Chiron cars. The tires are still allowed on the road but have been reinforced to withstand these extremely high speeds.
"It is unimaginable that a car would be capable of doing so, but the Chiron was well prepared and I felt very safe – even in those high ones Speed ranges, "Wallace said in a statement.
The Bugatti Chiron is standard with on-board electronics limited to a top speed of 261 mph. Bugatti has never said how fast an unmodified car could drive without the electronic limiter. The reason is, as business leaders have said in the past, they were not sure if the tires could withstand higher speeds.
Having set this record, the company has nothing to prove in terms of speed, Bugatti President Stephan Winkelmann:
"Our goal was it Achieving the magical 300-mile-per-hour mark as the first manufacturer we have now achieved – we, the entire team, and I are incredibly proud " Winkelmann said in a statement. "We have shown on several occasions that we are building the fastest cars in the world, and in the future we will focus on other areas."