The biggest race in the world is about to start. It is a big competition between companies that are willing to develop incredible cars with crazy features. The most competitive car is not just the one that covers the longest distance but also has excellent aerodynamics, power, endurance, and speed. Here are some of the contenders to be the biggest race car in the world.
1. Bugatti Chiron
The Bugatti Chiron is a mid-engine sports car designed and developed in Germany by the Volkswagen group. It was named after Louis Chiron. It is the successor to the previous Bugatti Veyron 16.4. It will be produced until at least 2020, with a limited edition of 30 coupes planned for late 2017.
Bugatti Chiron was designed over a period of time, with the first sketches drawn in 2010 under Giorgetto Giugiaro’s supervision. The design process took 28 months. Over 1,200 hours went into the initial research alone. Bugatti engineer Jens Schulenburg later commented that they worked on the car’s design with the aim of making it “the fastest car in production.” The Chiron was designed to have better aerodynamic performance than the Veyron by reducing drag and increasing downforce.
The Bugatti Veyron used an 8-liter W16 engine, but for the Chiron, Bugatti developed an 8-liter W16 with four turbochargers.
Bugatti claims that it will produce 1,500 pounds-feet of torque and a top speed in excess of 260 miles per hour for the Chiron. The engine has 500 horsepower more than the Veyron (1,500 HP), but 170 pounds less weight. The 16 cylinders quad-turbocharged engine is capable of accelerating from 0 to 97 km/h (0 to 60 mph) in 2.5 seconds and braking back to a standstill again in just 9.3 seconds. It can theoretically reach Grand Prix level lap times by shaving off vital milliseconds due to its ultra fast-shifting dual-clutch gearbox and exceptional downforce compared to most streetcars which would be at home on a race track.
Engine: 8 litre W16 quad turbocharged, Output: 1500 hp (1105 kW) @ 6400 rpm and 1156 lb·ft (1600 N·m) @ 2750-5000 rpm, Transmission: Seven speed dual clutch
Top Speed: 261 mph, 0–60mph 2.4secs.
Length: 4622mm, Width: 1923mm, Height(exhaust tips): 1128mm, Fuel economy combined 12 mpg . 8 litres per 100 kilometres or 18 miles per gallon .
Aspiration: Quad turbocharged,
All wheel drive system with electronic traction control. Output is transmitted by a 7-speed DSG transmission to all four wheels.