Czech businessman Radim Passer faces criminal liability for driving a Bugatti Chiron hypercar at a speed of over 400 km/h on the German autobahn. He could be jailed for two years. The unusual situation is that there is no speed limit on German autobahns.
This is reported by RBC-Ukraine Auto with reference to The Sun.
In June 2021, the owner of the Bugatti Chiron decided to take the 10-kilometer straight section of the A2 autobahn near Wittenberg, Germany and post a video of his accomplishment online. The 1500-horsepower Bugatti Chiron hypercar accelerated to 417 kilometers per hour, as evidenced by the video.
But among those 9 million people who watched this video, there were also German policemen. The police of Saxony-Anhalt reported that the absence of a speed limit on the autobahn does not at all give the right to move at any speed. According to German law, drivers are required to drive at such a speed that the vehicle is constantly under control.
In the case of the Chiron, the police had doubts about whether the driver was in control of the traffic situation. The police referred the driver’s case to the prosecutor’s office. If the Czech driver is found guilty there, he faces up to two years in prison.