Bugatti invited owners to Kennedy Space Center for aimed 248 mph speed challenge

Bugatti regularly arranges exclusive driving events on a global scale to meet the needs of its valued customers. These events are meticulously handled by the automaker, which carefully supervises all logistical matters related to the participants’ vehicles, ensuring their optimal performance.

In a recent event, the Bugatti 400 Drive 2023 occurred at the Johnny Bohmer Proving Grounds, located within the Kennedy Space Center. This remarkable venue, previously utilized as a landing strip for the Space Shuttle program, features an impressive straight track spanning three miles in length.

At the Bugatti event, the goal was to achieve a targeted maximum speed of around 248 mph.

Bugatti finds great importance in the selection of 400 kph as the specified speed. This selection is a tribute to Ferdinand Piëch, who presented an ambitious vision of a supercar capable of swift travel at 400 kph in the morning, while also being suitable for an evening at the opera.

This visionary idea played a crucial role in the creation of the Veyron. Bugatti highlights the remarkable nature of these high speeds, where the wheels spin so rapidly that a small sensor weighing just 44 grams is equivalent in weight to 291 pounds.

At the event, a wide selection of Bugatti models was presented, including the Divo and the Chiron Super Sport 300+. The Chiron Super Sport 300+ garnered attention in 2019 when it achieved a groundbreaking top speed of 304.773 mph. While all current Bugatti cars share a turbocharged 8.0-liter W-16 engine, the power output differs across models.

For instance, the Super Sport 300+ boasts an impressive 1,577 hp, while the standard Chiron offers 1,480 hp.

Before heading onto the runway, customers were provided with detailed instructions regarding what to expect and how to manage the vehicle when driving at high speeds. One interesting guideline emphasized allowing the car to naturally follow its course instead of forcefully maneuvering it.

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