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Bu­gatti head engi­neer Willi Ne­tuschil has re­vealed the new Ch­i­ron is ca­pa­ble of break­ing the cur­rent land speed record for a pro­duc­tion car. Ne­tuschil told Au­to­blog the 1103kW Ch­i­ron’s top speed is lim­ited at 420km/h but can be cranked up to 459km/h if the cus­tomer re­quests. Bu­gatti’s Vey­ron holds the cur­rent record at 431km/h. There are only a few places on earth with a straight long enough to reach that speed and re­turn to rest safely. Bu­gatti uses owner Volk­swa­gen’s 8.7km-long Ehra Lessien straight for its tests.

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