Bugatti Chiron car
|Bugatti Chiron from 2016|
|Manufacturer||Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S.|
|Body and chassis|
|Body style||2-door coupé|
|Layout||Longitudinal mid-engine, all-wheel-drive|
|Related||Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo|
|Engine||8.0 L (488 cu in) quad-turbocharged W16|
|Power output||1,103 kW (1,500 PS; 1,479 hp)|
|Transmission||7-speed dual-clutch transmissio|
|Wheelbase||2,711 mm (106.7 in)|
|Length||4,544 mm (178.9 in)|
|Width||2,038 mm (80.2 in)|
|Height||1,212 mm (47.7 in)|
The Bugatti Chiron is a mid-engined two-seater sports car developed and manufactured in Molsheim, France, by Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S. as the successor to the Bugatti Veyron. The Chiron was first shown at the Geneva Motor Show on March 1, 2016. The car is based on the Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo concept car.
The car is named after the Monegasque driver Louis Chiron. The car shares the name with the 1999 Bugatti 18/3 Chiron concept car.
The first 200 Chirons were sold before the first delivery of the car. The base price is €2,400,000(US$2,700,000 at the August 2016 exchange rate), and buyers were required to place a €200,000 (US$226,000 at the August 2016 exchange rate) deposit.
Fuel consumption, l/100km: 35.2 in urban areas / 15.2 in extra urban areas / 22.5 combined; combined CO2 emissions g/km: 516; efficiency class: G
The main carryover component from the Veyron is the 8-litre quad-turbocharged W16 engine, though it is heavily updated. The engine in the Chiron has a peak power output of 1,103 kW (1,500 PS; 1,479 bhp) and 1,600 N⋅m (1,180 lb⋅ft) of torque starting from 2000 rpm. Its predecessor, the Veyron Super Sport produces 220 kW (299 PS; 295 bhp) less than the new Chiron, while the original Veyron produces 736 kW (1,001 PS; 987 hp).
Like its predecessor, the Veyron, it has a carbon fibre body structure, independent suspension and a Haldex All-wheel drive system. The carbon fibre body has a stiffness of 50,000 Nm per degree.
The Chiron can accelerate from 0–97 km/h (0–60 mph) in 2.4 seconds according to the manufacturer, 0–200 km/h (0–124 mph) in 6.5 seconds and 0–300 km/h (0–186 mph) in 13.6 seconds. In a world-record-setting test, the Chiron reached 400 km/h (250 mph) in 32.6 seconds, after which it needed 9.4 seconds to brake to standstill.
The Chiron's top speed is electronically limited to 261 mph (420 km/h) for safety reasons, mainly arising from the tires as the manufacturer concluded that no tire currently manufactured would be able to handle the stress at the top speed the Chiron is capable of achieving. The anticipated full top speed of the Bugatti Chiron is believed to be around 463 km/h (288 mph).
Bugatti Chiron Sport
At the 2018 Geneva Motor Show, Bugatti unveiled the track focused iteration of the Chiron dubbed the Chiron Sport. Mechanically, the car is identical to its regular counterpart generating 1,500 PS (1,479 hp; 1,103 kW) from a quad-turbocharged W16 engine but is 18 kg (40 lb) lighter due to the extensive use of carbon fibre and utilises a stiffer suspension in order to increase the cornering ability of the car while maintaining its grand touring characteristics. The steering wheel of the car has also received modifications along with the introduction of a torque vectoring system to control the power sent to each wheel of the car for improved handling in tight corners. Aerodynamic improvements and light weight have been given special consideration in order to keep the car competitive on the race track. The Chiron Sport will be available in late 2018 at an additional cost of US$400,000 over the regular Chiron.