The Bugatti Chiron is a hypercar that stretches the boundaries of physics. The Chiron Super Sport 300+ is a version that defies logic, and sense as it breached the 300 miles per hour speed barrier in August 2019. In a car that has a radio, windshield wipers, and indicators, that is an astonishing feat. The Chiron Super Sport 300+ is the first series-production hypercar to brag about the achievement. However, no matter how fast the top speed might be, it can never outrun the law. Such has been the case for one particular owner in the UK.

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A Little About The Chiron

Bugatti Chiron Supersport 300+ Front

The Bugatti Chiron is the brand’s successor to the Veyron. At the point where the Veyron peaked, the Chiron took the torch further in terms of performance. The 8.0-liter, W16-cylinder engine of the Chiron features four turbochargers. The engine is borrowed from the most powerful version of Veyron. But the motor makes a staggering 1,479 horsepower and 1,180 pound-feet of torque (296 horsepower more than the Veyron Super Sport). Power is delivered to the wheels through a 7-speed twin-clutch automatic transmission.

It accelerates from 0 to 62 mph in 2.4 seconds, 0–124 mph in 6.5 seconds, and 0–186 mph in 13.6 seconds. It then goes on to reach 249 mph in 32.6 seconds. Bugatti says the Chiron is “electronically limited” to 261 mph for “safety reasons," but a special key allows you to switch it off if you wish to hit V-Max, on a closed track of course.

Bugatti has built, designed, and developed various iterations based on the Chiron. They include the track-focused Chiron Sport, handling-focused Chiron Pur Sport, and other exclusive and expensive models.

What's Special About The Chiron Super Sport 300+

Bugatti Chiron Supersport 300+ Rear

While the Chiron and its other variations are groundbreaking cars, Bugatti felt they needed to do more. As a result, the Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ was born. The Super Sport 300+ was designed and developed with some help from chassis engineering geniuses at Dallara, and tire supplier Michelin. The body of the Chiron Super Sport 300+ is more slippery. Bugatti has made further enhancements like a longtail design to reduce drag. Furthermore, the W16 engine is further tuned to make 1,578 horsepower. But it still uses the stock gearbox and all-wheel-drive system.

In the hands of Andy Wallace, Bugatti’s Test Driver set a record of 304.77 miles per hour in a pre-production model of the Chiron Super Sport 300+, as it is rightfully named. Bugatti then went on to sell this version, sans the longtail enhancement to the public.

Why Was This Chiron Super Sport 300+ Pulled Over

A video on YouTube surfaced showing the Chiron Super Sport 300+ pulled over by the London Police. It is reported that the driver was pulled over for not having a front license plate on the vehicle.

More than half of US states, and a few Canadian provinces still require a front license plate. Most other parts of the world, including England, also require them for the vehicle to be deemed road legal. One cannot argue that the hypercar looks better without an awkwardly placed front license plate. But, the law does not consider how great the car looks without one, how fast it is, or how much it costs. The law applies to everyone. It also shows that you cannot run from the police, no matter how fast your car is.

Reportedly, the owner of the particular Chiron Super Sport 300+ was fined £100 (approximately $135). We reckon the amount may not impact the owner financially, as he was happy to cough up around $4 million to own one of the 30 examples of the Super Sport 300+.

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All Bugatti Chiron Models Now Sold Out

Bugatti Chiron Supersport 300+ Sold Out

The Bugatti Chiron made its public debut on March 1, 2016at the Geneva Motor Show. The automaker at the time announced that only 500 examples of the Chiron will be produced. The model was named after its former racing driver, Louis Chiron, who drove the Bugatti Type 50S and Type 55 at LeMans in 1931 and '32 respectively. He is also credited to be the oldest driver to ever compete in a Formula One. The Chiron is a tribute to the legendary driver who had a career that panned over thirty years.

The Chiron Super Sport 300+ is the fastest car ever from the manufacturer from Molsheim, France. However, if you were looking to buy yourself a new Chiron now, we have some bad news. In January 2022, Bugatti announced that it had finally sold every Chiron it had promised to make. All 500 examples of the Chiron and its special edition models are now spoken for. The only job that remains is to manufacture the remaining vehicles and have them delivered to the customers.

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