New tests for Bugatti Chiron at the Nasa Kennedy Space Center
The Bugatti Engineering team recently conducted routine straight-line aerodynamic testing of the Bugatti Chiron at a very special location: Nasa’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
Such aerodynamic testing requires a series of features which is why the team chose the Shuttle Landing Facility. Not only is it impeccably maintained to meet Nasa standards, it is also one of the most level runways in the world. Additionally, the mild Florida winter contributed to the ideal testing conditions.
The results from the Chiron acceleration tests met the engineering team’s high expectations. The 1,500-hp Chiron is capable of extraordinary acceleration, as it can reach 0 to 100 km/h in 2.4 seconds.
In this special occasion the team also treated legendary astronaut Jon McBride to a high-speed drive on the very same runway where he landed a space shuttle. «I’ve flown in space. But the ride in this Bugatti today was one of the highlights of my entire life» said the astronaut at the end of the test.