How They Filmed a Bugatti Chiron at 250 MPH: All Details and the Camera Car Revealed : Automotive Addicts

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The film car wasn’t a Toyota Supra.

Remember the time Bugatti set out to film their new Chiron for a world record run from 0 to 400kph (250mph) and then back to zero? Well, many people, at the time of the video release, correctly guessed what the camera car was to keep up with the Bugatti Chiron at 250 mph. To reach such a speed, as no surprise to us “logical” thinkers, the crew used another Bugatti Chiron as the camera car, of course.

While use of another Chiron as the camera car is a nice surprise to some, the surprises keep rolling after finding out that the footage filmed was so smooth that they purposely added shake to the picture because, you know, TECHNOLOGY! Yes, the camera and equipment, including the remarkably-engineered Bugatti Chiron, was ultra-smooth, “almost lifeless” as explained by the film crew.

The camera installed on the Chiron happened to be a DJI X5, which was mounted in an area hit with hot exhaust gasses along with air passed through the vehicle used to cool some of the many radiators, oil coolers, and turbo coolers equipped on the Bugatti Chiron. Talking about some HOT footage – literally.

The video below dives in deep to show you all of the intricacies of how they filmed a Bugatti Chiron at 250 mph. Enjoy!

2020 Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 Review & Test Drive : Automotive Addicts

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There’s no doubt that the Mercedes-Benz palette is vast, offering up just about every type of vehicle you can imagine except a pick-up truck here in the USA. With such, slotted in the middle of all of the models, is the latest GLC compact luxury crossover. The GLC has many flavors, and this week I have the chance to explore the Mercedes-AMG GLC 43, which falls just below the GLC 63 that I experienced a few months ago.

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The 2020 GLC 43 is an AMG vehicle despite it not having the thrashing power of the brand’s hand-built BiTurbo V8. Instead, the GLC 43 makes do with a respected powertrain, a BiTurbo V6 good for 385 horsepower and 384 lb-ft of torque sent through a 9-speed automatic transmission before it gets directed to all four wheels.

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Performance in the compact luxury crossover is well below the level of the GLC 63, which has an 84 horsepower and a 95 lb-ft of torque advantage, combined with what feels like a more sure-footed handling ability – possibly due to having more mass to move around. While either of the crossovers are not sports cars, they attempt to play a nice game of hiding their weight and higher center of gravity through the remarkable dynamics that Mercedes-AMG has instilled in their adaptive suspension systems. The setup nicely balances comfort and sport, with a dial-in to either

2020 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid Review & Test Drive : Automotive Addicts

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Hybrid vehicles have stood the test of time and still have a place in American society even when the economy is holding strong. Hyundai has given the Hybrid segment a respectable try with the Ioniq, first introduced three years ago as a 2017 model year vehicle. From its conception and now to the current 2020 model year, the Ioniq has received a few updates but doesn’t depart from its respectable fuel-sipping character that takes a stab directly at vehicles like the Toyota Prius.

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In my recent drive of the latest iteration of the Ioniq, I find a few updates that are welcomed, such as a refreshed infotainment setup with updated touchscreen interface, more touch-capacitive buttons below the touchscreen, a reworked digital gauge cluster, and a slightly updated exterior. The small changes go mostly unnoticed but pays homage to Hyundai listening to consumer wants and never leaving their products stagnated.

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See Also: 2019 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid Limited Review & Test Drive

The drivetrain of the Hyundai Ioniq, combining a 104-horsepower and 109 lb-ft of torque 1.6-liter engine and a 43-horsepower electric motor, keeps the Ioniq zippy around town. Power delivery is sometimes inconsistent, but it is there when you need it. While there is some hidden substance that occasionally arises from full throttle, the engine and electric motor seem to fight for deciding what the driver wants. However, overall, the power is just

2020 BMW 840i Convertible Review & Test Drive : Automotive Addicts

The BMW 8 Series can be thought of a mysterious vehicle when it was first added to the German brand’s lineup in the early 1990s. Captivating a unique audience, the BMW 8 series moved the needle for the luxury ground tourer of the time. For a second generation and return of the 8 series, BMW gets in a better position to compete with Mercedes’ SL and S-Class Coupe but does so on its own terms for a wider trim range for the 2020 model year bringing the 840i to the game with the brand’s turbocharged inline-6-cylinder engine.

See Also: 2019 BMW 850i Convertible Review & Test Drive

The welcoming dynamics of the 8 series that I first witnessed in the powerful 850i Convertible last year are also found in the 840i, even with its lower horsepower and torque figures. In a nutshell, the BMW 8 series touts a remarkable chassis that delivers on performance but never departs from its luxury appeal and appointments. Though, such luxury appointments come at a six-figure cost, even when you opt for the lesser-trimmed 840i.

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On the front of performance, the 3.0-liter inline-6-cylinder force-fed by a dual-scroll turbocharger is a surprising performer with 335 horsepower and 368 ft-lbs of torque that starts to max out at just 1,600 rpm. Mated to a delightful 8-speed automatic transmission, the 840i doesn’t lag around and feels much more substantial than

Why a Subaru Is Fun and Safe to Drive : Automotive Addicts

In a market where uniformity reigns supreme, a brand like Subaru attracts attention. To survive as one of the world’s smallest manufacturers, you have to do things right and in an original way. Because of this, the Japanese brand has maintained its identity but has also adapted to the times.

Subaru is one of the smallest car manufacturers in the world (not counting those that are practically handmade, such as Morgan, Caterham, etc.), but sometimes being a mouse is an advantage in a world of elephants. Even if it’s claimed as the smallest car manufactures, are Subarus reliable? 

The racing successes and unique qualities of the more radical versions have made the Subaru WRX STi the most visible image of the brand, a car with top-notch performance, capable of putting super sports models on the ropes when grip conditions are not ideal. 

But, in addition to this highly specialized machine, Subaru has in its catalog models with a much more practical approach to everyday life, with a good interior space, a large trunk and excellent manufacturing quality, but which do not give up on bringing a smile to their driver’s face on every trip, such as the Subaru Levorg, a model whose name is a play on syllables from LEgazy reVOlution touRing, because a practical car does not have to be fun, nor does a fun car have to give up on being safe and easy to drive.

Subaru Eyesight: Four eyes see more than two

With the arrival of