Bugatti’s race cars won more and more Grand Prix races including Monaco in 1929, first victory at Le Mans in 1937, and many more in the years following. Despite ceasing production, world wars, and acquisition by different companies, Bugatti continues to thrive. After Volkswagen AG acquired the rights to Bugatti in 1998, they unveiled the EB118 with its 18-cylinder engine and later three more studies; the EB218, EB18/3 Chiron, and later in 1999 the EB 18/4
The Bugatti Veyron first emerged in 2000 as a study and entered production in 2001. The “Study” production facility for the Veyron was completed in 2005. The Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport premiered in 2008. Four special Centenaire models were created in 2009 to celebrate Bugatti’s Centennial. Other Veyron models followed; the 16.4 Super Sport in 2010, the 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse in 2012, and a limited-edition (of 8) Vitesse World Record Car after it set a world speed record of 408.84 km/hr (254 mph) with its top down, making it the world’s fastest production roadster. The Super Sport set a faster record of 267.9 mph.
Now Bugatti continues to break records with the Chiron, its fastest and most powerful production super sports car in its history. First revealed at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2016, the Chiron can achieve 261 mph with a limiter set on its 1500 HP engine. This engine is an amazing quad-turbocharged 8-liter W-16 configuration. As a demonstration of the Chiron’s superb performance, Bugatti asked Formula 1 driver Juan Pablo Montoya to attempt the 0-400-0 test. That’s a standing start to 400 kph (249 mph) to a full stop. He did it in just 42 seconds on a straight road and reached the top speed in 32.6 seconds and 1.62 miles distance. He then activated the brakes which released the Chiron’s massive rear wing and put the 16-inch carbon-ceramic brakes to work. He stopped the Chiron in just 9.3 seconds.
The Chiron Sport was unveiled at the 2018 Geneva Auto Show as a lighter version super sports car without sacrificing any of the luxurious interior appointments which are legendary for Bugatti automobiles. Beneath a bold exterior is a firmer chassis setting, dynamic torque vectoring control, and a sport-tuned suspension. The rear axle differential has been optimized for performance handling. The Sports’ weight has been further reduced by features such as new lightweight wheels, carbon fiber windshield wipers, and a specially designed rear window situated above the carbon fiber intercooler cover.
The heart of every Chiron remains its quad-turbocharged 8.0-liter W-16 engine developing a peak 1500 horsepower and 1180 lb-ft of blistering torque. An amazing 60,000 liters of air is compressed and pumped through the engine every minute to provide the breathtaking performance of the Chiron Sport.
Inside the Chiron Sport is a luxurious combination of driver-centered control and elegant appointments. There is a perfect mix of Alcantara, carbon fiber, and leather. Additional refined touches include the drive selector knob and start pushbutton in black anodized aluminum.
A special-edition “110 ANS” Chiron Sport has been introduced this year to celebrate Bugatti’s 110th anniversary. It is offered in a unique two-tone blue color scheme with French national color accents of blue (Liberty), white (Equality), and red (Fraternity). Bugatti’s extraordinary heritage continues into its second century and its superb automobiles.
The Chiron Super Sport 300+ celebrates the barrier of 300 MPH being broken for the first time. As a limited edition of only 30 units, owning a Super Sport 300+ will symbolize reaching the pinnacle of automotive ownership.
The Super Sport 300+ body has been both lengthened and streamlined to optimize aerodynamic performance at high speeds. It maintains a perfect balance between proper downforce and low aerodynamic drag to provide the optimum handling and stability needed at these speeds. The Chiron W-16 engine has been further tuned to provide 1,600 HP, a 100 HP increase over previous Chirons.
The aerodynamic design of the Chiron Super Sport 300+ is further enhanced by air curtains at the edges of the front bumper and air outlets on the front wheel housings. These serve to reduce air pressure, increase downforce, and reduce drag. The rear body was lengthened several inches to form what is called the Longtail providing additional body length for improved laminar airflow over the car. Even the rear tailpipe design and diffuser are designed to reduce lift and drag for additional stability. Carbon fiber throughout the vehicle reduces weight, and the use of lightweight magnesium wheels reduces their unsprung weight.
As with all our spectacular Bugatti vehicles, the optimum source for your next Bugatti Chiron in any of its forms is Manhattan Motorcars. Please contact us at 866-325-1538 for more information.
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