Bugatti, the name has been pretty much synonym to Top Speed. Bugatti came back to life in 2005 and bought the Bugatti Veyron. Right when it came in, it broke the speed record with a top speed of 408.47 km/h. Everywhere took notice of the Bugatti brand and suddenly knew the brand for having the fastest production car.
Chasing the top speed kept on going till their latest offering, Bugatti Chiron. In 2017 it broke the record of being the fastest car to accelerate to 400km/hr and back to a halt in just 41.96 seconds. Bugatti released a video of the run and it gathered over 40 million views. Why so? Because as amazing as the performance, the video had Simple another Chiron!a single tracking shot of a car doing 0-400km/hr. And everyone had just on the question in their head – How was that shot? Well, we have an answer today.
Director of the video, Al Clark who is a specialist in automotive films has put up a video of behind the scenes. The video was filmed at Ehra-Lessien track (Volkswagen track) in Germany. Al Clark revealed that the one track shot was actually original and the camera vehicle kept neck to neck with Chiron till the end of the run. He also clears that the shot was not sped up, because he wanted to show the real speed of the car and dynamics at those speeds.
People have been guessing different cars from 1000bhp Toyota Supra to even a jet-powered car or cable camera. But no the answer is none of these. Sometimes the answer is just too obvious so we overlook it. What can be equally fast? Simple another Chiron!
He used a pretty minimal setup which had a DJI X5 to the back with a small rig, as mounting something on a Chiron is the task of its own. And even with the rig, the Bugatti Chiron accelerated equally faster.
Though everything was not as easy as it sounds, they did face multiple problems such as the Chiron exhaust gases caused the video to look a bit defocused. Surprisingly the video was too stable at even 4000kmph that he had to add some artificial shake effect to make it look thrilling. Here is the original video, so you can see the work gone behind the video yourself.
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