The Bugatti boss Stephan Winkelmann came forward to announce the record, and he also said that they will not defend it. Bugatti Chiron reached the peak of 303.98mph, and it was done through extreme engineering effort. Andy Wallace, the driver, took about a week to reach the peak, and he did so on the final run of the last day.
But, it was only a matter of few months before the minnow SSC said that it has broken the record. The company announced that the 1740bhp Tuatara, running on public roads, has reached the peak of 325.07mph. He also agreed that the company pre-registered cars to avoid any fleet-average emissions fines after the new CO2-cutting regulations were imposed in the first month of 2020 by the European Union. It’s also to be seen will it help the company with its plan to cut CO2 emissions. But, the answer that we have so far, is that it can do a lot for the company.
The figure seems impossible, but it got the internet analyzing the run footage, and some said that the car doesn’t seem to run as fast as it should, to hit that mark. The firm stood by the numbers and said there was some video editing error. While the company was still working on various projects, the rivals were readying to launch their alternatives, and companies like Volvo, Volkswagen, Ford, and Audi, already have.
Both racers have won a number of trophies, and they both believe that sharp-end motorsport is more challenging than traveling quickly in a production car. And you know, if something were to happen at that speed, you can’t just come to the engineer and tell him something’s wrong. According to Wallace, you have to think about risks, but it’s better if you don’t while you are driving. You need to be confident and have trust in the car and the people who built it.