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See how a Bugatti Chiron finds its speed limit on a former Space Shuttle runway



A video posted on the Johnny Böhmer Proving Grounds YouTube channel shows a small crew testing the top speed of the 1,500-hp Bugatti Chiron. The facility was once a Space Shuttle program on Merritt Island, Florida, but now the 3.2-mile runway has been redesigned to allow supersports to move freely in a controlled environment.

Like its Veyron predecessor, the Bugatti Chiron is powered by an eight-liter, four-turbocharged W-16 engine. This means that four rows of four cylinders are fed by four turbos. This complex arrangement of pistons and blowers delivers 1,500 horsepower, 1,200 pound-foot torque and a sound that sounds like the world's largest vacuum cleaner sucking an angry puma. Combine this power with all-wheel drive and expensive aerodynamics, and you can reach a top speed deep into the 200s. Bugatti himself has decided to electronically limit the Chiron to a speed of 261

mph, but how fast can he drive on this runway?


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