The Bugatti Chiron is the quintessential super sports car with ultra-modern, agile and powerful assets that has been cited as the world’s fastest, most exclusive and, most luxurious production super sports car. With a demanding design that begets style and the highest level of comfort, it was only natural that its newest edition would be released in an exclusive fashion.
The Bugatti Chiron is a replacement of the Bugatti Veyron, the award winning sports car that won the title of the world’s fastest car twice. So naturally, it was only a matter of excitement to see what new was in store. Hence, the successor of the world’s fastest car was unveiled overnight ahead of the Geneva Motor Show, 2017.
As the world prepared for the show, Bugatti showed an attitude of defiance by releasing it ahead of time. And rightly so. With an acceleration of 100km/h in a mind-boggling 2.5 seconds, it has top speed of 420km/h. And we say that it rightfully deserves to take the limelight because its acceleration and speed, both make it faster than a Formula One race car. The Bugatti Chiron is predicted to cover the 431km/h record with an even more potent model next year. But until then, this is the fastest car in production on sale anywhere in the world.
The Bugatti Chiron has been built in limited numbers. Bugatti’s creative director Achim Anscheidt has confirmed that every element on the Chiron supports engineering follows performance for automotive design with incredible purity. In fact, it proved to be so quick that special tires had to be made so that it doesn’t explode while running. If that doesn’t make it transcendent, nothing will.
This exclusive beast contains two V8s mounted back-to-back W16 engine which are boosted by four turbochargers. This is by far the most powerful engine ever to be fitted into a production car. With a mind boggling 1103kW of power, which is almost 1500 horsepower, and an astounding 1600Nm of torque, none can be compared to it. The Bugatti Chiron has 50% more grunt than the original Veyron released in 2005, but it is the equivalent of four Holden Commodore V8 engines, making at bigger and better than all other Bugatti cars. Its power is delivered through a seven-speed automatic gearbox and it can drive all four wheels. It has all the features asked of a Formula One race car and more considering that its brakes are bigger than those of a Formula One. This means that, compared to a Toyota Yaris hatchback, the Chiron can come to a stop from 100km/h in less time and a shorter distance.
According to the designer, Bugatti’s magic happens when all the factors are narrowed down to a couple of key assets around the car. Priced at €2.5 million which is about $AUD3.8 million before taxes, this modern beast may very well be the car of the year. And it has surely won everyone’s heart through its performance agility.