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BUGATTI Chiron breaks through magic 300mph barrier
Watch BUGATTI chief pilot Andy Wallace's World Record run! Final speed: 304.77mph / 490.48 kph.


Ever since the Bugatti Chiron was launched, with a 261-mph speed limiter, we've been desperate to know what it could manage if let off the leash. Now Bugatti has done that at the vast Ehra-Lessien test track in Germany; the car smashed both the production-car record and the 300-mph barrier. ........

 

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^^For perspective...


Speeds vary according to performance, environmental conditions and weight but typically a fully loaded 747 on a normal long haul flight would take off from a typical length runway at around 160 knots which is 184 mph.
 

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^^For perspective...


Speeds vary according to performance, environmental conditions and weight but typically a fully loaded 747 on a normal long haul flight would take off from a typical length runway at around 160 knots which is 184 mph.
And climbs at just one hundred feet per mile according to a BA pilot I had a few beers with many years ago.
 

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I would've thought it'd be quicker if he were having a few beers..
You mean like the typical 737max path? 500 feet a mile up, immediately followed by all the way down in 100 yards?
 

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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said the company has placed an order for 100,000 electric delivery vans from Michigan-based startup Rivian. The announcement came during an event on Thursday in Washington, DC where Bezos unveiled Amazon’s sweeping plan to tackle climate change.

Bezos said he expects 100,000 Rivian vans to be on the road by 2024, according to USA Today reporter Nathan Bomey. The first vans will hit the road in 2021, with prototypes possibly arriving as soon as 2020. Minutes after Bezos’ announcement, Amazon senior vice president for operations Dave Clark tweeted a rendering of the vehicle.



 

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Stirling at 90 is not uncommon - just ask British traffic cops ;-)
 

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Didn't manage to get aphooto because I was driving, but outside of Woodstock (yeah that Woostock, man...). Model A Ford with fourskeletons inside. Hippies who never made it home?
 
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