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.
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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