Earlier this month, Bugatti released a video of the Chiron as it completed a 0-400-0 km/h run in just 42 seconds. The feat is no doubt impressive, and an excellent demonstration of just what happens when the 8.0 litre, quad-turbocharged W16 engine is put through its paces. However, how in the world do you capture the world’s fastest car on the move?

There have been many theories (and memes) relating to this, while some have even accused the carmaker of creative video editing as well. The simple answer is, Bugatti used another Chiron to capture the feat, as reported by Motor1.

Yes, the company pulled in a white Chiron to become the camera car in its run, which may sound quite ludicrous at first. However, there’s not a lot of cars that can keep up with a Chiron, and therefore, it starts to make a bit more sense.

Mystery solved then, but what is still unknown is what camera rig was attached to the camera car to capture usable footage (i.e. no shaky cam effect) at speeds, which may harm your run-of-the-mill GoPro. Whatever they’re using, we assume it isn’t just a suction cup together with some sticky tape, and is likely something way more advanced.

Next year, the company is aiming to set a new world speed record in excess of 431.072 km/h, which was recorded with the Veyron 16.4 Super Sport in 2010. As ex-Formula 1 driver Juan Pablo Montoya revealed, “with the Chiron, it was all quite easy. Just get in and drive off. Incredible.”