Matt Watson is the first automotive journalist to get a ride in the world’s fastest production car – the Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+.
This was also Matt’s first time in a Bugatti. While he was not able to drive it, it certainly seems like he had a lot of fun riding shotgun. Sadly, the car was restricted to just 300 km/h due to various factors.
Bugatti is presently putting the Chiron Super Sport 300+ through its paces at the Nardo high speed test track in Italy. The prototype is being used for what the engineer terms as an “evaluation ride”. It is part of the car’s development process before it goes into production and the first cars are delivered to customers in 2021.
The Chiron Super Sport 300+ is the first production car to breach the 300 mph barrier. And, this is isn’t just a claim. In fact, Bugatti test driver Andy Wallace has actually driven the car to a dizzying 305 mph.
The Super Sport is powered by an 8.0-liter W16 engine that has been tuned to 1600 hp. That’s 100 hp more than what you get in a regular Chiron. The car also gets a distinct exterior that has been designed to keep drag to a minimum.