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 The Sun.
In June 2021, the owner of Bugatti Chiron decided to drive with a breeze along a 10-kilometer straight section of the A2 autobahn near Wittenberg in Germany and post a video of his achievement on the Internet. 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 the state of Saxony-Anhalt reported that the absence of a speed limit on the autobahn does not give the right to move at any speed at all. According to German law, drivers are required to move at such a speed that the vehicle is constantly under control.
In the case of Chiron, the police had doubts whether the driver was in control of the traffic situation. The police referred the case of the rider to the prosecutor’s office. If the Czech driver is found guilty there, he faces up to two years in prison.