The Bugatti Chiron is starting to break records in a major way. Guided by champion racing driver Juan Pablo Montoya, the exotic car has sprinted from 0 to 400km/h (248.55mph) and back to 0 in 41.96 seconds; altogether, a distance of 3.112km (1.933 miles) was traveled.

The original 0-400km/h benchmark was achieved in a 32.6 second leap to 2,621 meters, with SGS-TUV Saar — the “worldwide leading company for testing, auditing, verifying and certifying” — standing by to supervise and “officially certify” the numbers and procedures. As Bugatti puts it, this is “the fastest time ever reached and officially measured for this driving maneuver for a production vehicle throughout the world” and serves as “the first step on the way to a new world speed record for production vehicles.” The results of this run will also be presented at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show.

“Of course, the Chiron is a super sports car that requires your full attention when you are behind the wheel. At the same time, it gave me such a feeling of security and reliability that I was entirely relaxed and really enjoyed myself during my two days with the car,” shares Montoya, who will also receive another shot at breaking his record in 2018.

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