When it comes to getting your driver’s license for the first time, it can be exciting, but also nerve-wracking. Most states allow student drivers to get their license typically between the ages of 16 and 17 years old, and while some states offer driver’s ed, that isn’t always the case across the board. There aren’t any specifications as to what type of car you have to bring for your driving test, but in most cases, it has to be safe, has working headlights, taillights, and brake lights, and, of course, seat belts. Other requirements may vary by state, but apparently, there is no rule saying you can’t take your driving test in a hypercar, like this 17-year-old who took his in a Bugatti Chiron.
Getting your driver’s license in a hypercar
Taking the driving test to get your official driver’s license from the DMV can be an exciting moment that many teenagers look forward to, but it can also be a bit intimidating. Sprinkle on the stress of taking your driving test in a multi-million dollar vehicle, and you’re in for an interesting story that might be a bit more interesting to tell after the stress and excitement of the moment has passed.
Can you take the DMV driver’s license test in a hypercar?
There are several requirements for vehicles when it comes to taking your driver’s license driving test with the DMV. These requirements may vary slightly depending on what state you live in, but they are overall in place to ensure that the vehicle you are driving is safe for yourself and other drivers on the road.
In order to use a vehicle to participate in your driver’s license test, the vehicle must be safe and street legal. That means it must have operating headlights, taillights, brake lights, turn signals, seatbelts, and several other crucial safety features. These requirements may vary by state as some states require vehicle inspections while others do not.
Technically speaking, there is no law against driving an exotic car, super car, or even a hypercar like the Bugatti Chiron, for your driver’s license exam, though the opportunity is rather unique — after all, it is a fairly rare and expensive vehicle.
Taking your driver’s license exam in a Bugatti Chiron
James, also known by his YouTuber handle The Stradman, picked up his young friend Matt from high school and drove him to the DMV in a bright yellow, 1500 hp Bugatti Chiron. If the pressure of getting your driver’s license and passing the DMV driving test isn’t stressful enough, imagine doing it in a Bugatti.
Of course, just because it’s a high-end exotic car doesn’t mean the DMV skipped out on all of the standard checks, and the instructor did her due diligence in checking every aspect of the vehicle as if it was a more standard, less exciting vehicle.
In case you’re wondering and you don’t want to make it all the way through the video, Matt did in fact pass his driver’s license test driving the Bugatti Chiron.