I don't know what the gearing is on the Chiron, but with its drag coefficient, frontal area and weight it would theoretically be aero limited to about 283 MPH in top speed mode. With the right gearing the Agera RS could reach 308 MPH.It reached it's top speed so easily... it seems that with longer gears it could easily do 300mph...
On the other hand, if Veyron SS did 268mph then Chiron surely would do ~280-290mph... time will tell
And weight is an incidental part of that.Weight is incidental? Potential top speed is a function of drag, area, rolling resistance and weight.
Weight is incidental? Potential top speed is a function of drag, area, rolling resistance and weight.
I don't know what the gearing is on the Chiron, but with its drag coefficient, frontal area and weight it would theoretically be aero limited to about 283 MPH in top speed mode. With the right gearing the Agera RS could reach 308 MPH.
The Agera RS makes 1280 Nm on gasoline while the Chiron makes 1600 Nm.Weight is mostly important during initial acceleration, from standstill. And it becomes less and less important the faster you go. This is opposite to aerodynamic efficiency. What is the torque comparison between Chiron and this Agera RS?
Yeah I seen that. Koenigsegg is just insaneeee. Lol. I wonder if the venom f5 can topple these records now.Small detail to add (ok not THAT small) is after doing the Vmax record, they decided to take another swing at the 0-400-0 record and they ended up resetting the record with a 33.87 run.
I read somewhere that the 272mph run was done where the car was fighting a strong headwind combined with an uphill gradient on the road. The 285mph return leg would have been done using the downhill gradient to its advantage.
You can tell that the driver hasn't really got it into boost until what appears to be fifth gear at 180, it boggles the mind to think that up to that point the car is barely being stressed at all, and that during that run the highest rate of acceleration was achieved at roughly 200 mph. That's a fast car. I'm assuming that the driver didn't go full throttle until that point for the sake of controllability and to make sure the tyres didn't wear unnecessarily, but it does make for an impressive bit of acceleration at 180.The way it gathers speed after 180mph is insane.
And I was thinking the one:1 was their fastest production car. I love this manufacturer, and Christian seems like a nice guy as well.