Before it was released, rumor had it that the Bugatti Chiron would have a top speed of 288 mph.
However, when the car was unveiled, many speed addicts were disappointed to discover that the car would be electronically limited to 261 mph.
If you were one of those addicts, however, we've got good news.
In an interview with Autoblog, Dr. Willi Netuschil, Head of Bugatti's engineering department, revealed that if you wanted to have the limiter disabled so that you can hit 285 mph, Bugatti will help.
Even with the limiter disabled, however, there are very few places in the world where the car's top speed can be achieved, noted Netuschil, due to the vehicle's long braking distance.
In addition to the revelation, there were several other mind-boggling statistics from Autoblog's interview:
-- If you put all the single fibers from the Chiron's carbon end-to-end, it would stretch from the Earth to the moon... nine times!
-- A Bugatti Chiron/Veyron owner has an average of 42 cars in their garage
-- And 1.7 jets and 1.4 yachts each
I'll keep dreaming.
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