When Bugatti Chiron Sport ‘Les Légendes du Ciel’ Meets Dassault Rafale Marine Jet

Bugatti Chiron Sport ‘Les Légendes du Ciel’ and the Dassault Rafale Marine jet face each other at a naval base in Landivisiau, north-west France. Bugatti’s pilote officiel Pierre-Henri Raphanel in the Chiron Sport and frigate captain Etienne in the Rafale Marine have been preparing for this day for weeks.

The limited-edition vehicle was designed as a tribute to Ettore Bugatti’s association with the development of airplane engines and entire aircraft. The special Chiron is also a homage to some of the early Bugatti race drivers who flew for the French Air Force in the early 1900s.

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When Bugatti Chiron Sport 'Les Légendes du Ciel' Meets Dassault Rafale Marine Jet
When Bugatti Chiron Sport 'Les Légendes du Ciel' Meets Dassault Rafale Marine Jet
When Bugatti Chiron Sport 'Les Légendes du Ciel' Meets Dassault Rafale Marine Jet
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The hyper sports car accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 2.4 seconds and to 200 km/h in 6.1 seconds. It takes 13.1 seconds to break a speed of 300 km/h and 32.6 seconds to accelerate to 400 km/h, a speed at which pilot, Etienne, and the Rafale Marine look to match to take off. The aircraft hits 165 km/h after 150 meters and 210 km/h after 250 meters and takes off after 450 meters at around 260 km/h. Dassault Rafale Marine’s top speed is more than 1.6 Mach or nearly 2,000 km/h (1,243 mph).

The feeling in the Rafale Marine is the same as in the Chiron Sport. The car delivers top performance when accelerating: it goes from 50 to 150 km/h in 3.2 seconds, from 80 to 120 km/h in just 1.8 seconds, and from 100 to 200 km/h in 4.3 seconds.

To be able to decelerate stably at high speeds, both the car and the jet use extra-special brakes. It takes the Bugatti Chiron Sport 491 meters to come to a standstill from 400 km/h and 247 meters from a speed of 300 km/h. It travels 114 meters when decelerating from 200 to 0 km/h and 31.4 meters to get down from 100 to 0 km/h. Due to the shortness of the runway and the safety regulations, the Chiron Sport brakes at just 210 km/h and the Rafale Marine at 250 km/h.

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