Bought yourself a hypercar worth several million dollars? Well, congratulations. Nothing will grant you bragging rights like a four-wheeled rocket ship that’s rarer to sight than a bigfoot. However, it’s incredibly inadept these jaw-dropping machines are at doing some of the simplest everyday tasks, like going to a drive-through McDonald’s. I’m not sure if a Bugatti owner will ever consider going to a drive-through, but Mat Watson from CarWow got a taste of how excruciating it can be to carefully navigate a $4 million Bugatti Chiron Super Sport through the narrow lane of a McDonald’s drive-through.
For their latest YouTube video, CarWow visits a McDonald’s somewhere in France with Mat Watson behind the wheel who has a sudden hankering for fries. While the idea of driving a sedan or even a big SUV to a drive-through won’t make you wince, it’s completely different when you’re in a wide hypercar. With a width of more than 2 meters, the Bugatti Chiron is barely slimmer than a bus. To make matters worse, the drive-through lanes are never quite straight and often have sharp 90-degree turns.
The video begins with Matt making all kinds of faces while trying to steer the Bugatti into the narrow drive-through lane. He even questions himself if the whole stunt is even “worth it.” In most hypercars, the seats are so down low that it becomes impossibly difficult to see in front of the hood. In fact, Matt is forced to jack up the seat height to get a clearer view of the front. After all, you don’t want to scrape the ultra-expensive bodywork of the Chiron for a bag of fries. However, several members from the CarWow team can be seen guiding Matt from the outside.
The sensors continuously scream Matt carefully navigates the Chiron to order window. That’s where he realizes that it’s not just the hypercar’s width but also its low height and wide doors that make it difficult for him to place an order for a bag of small fries. And it turns out that Matt knows French! Several bystanders can be seen searching for their smartphones to capture the Chiron SS in a McDonald’s drive-through.
A very important personality also makes an appearance in the video. A certain Mr. Andy Wallace himself can be seen scampering around the Chiron, making sure the hypercar doesn’t scrape the curbs. In case you don’t know who Andy Wallace is, he’s the chief test driver for the French hypercar-maker who helmed the Chiron to a record-setting top speed. At this point, Matt realizes that driving the Chiron in the narrow drive-through lane is incredibly slow and says the fries might get cold by the time he gets his hands on them. Finally, the affable automotive journalist makes his way to the final window to get his ordered fries and immediately heads off to the open highway to reach speeds close to 200mph!