Four years since the first 500 bespoke units left the Atelier in Molsheim, the Bugatti Chiron now enters its final production phase in Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport and Chiron Super Sport form. Two hyper cars will round off Chiron family production as final 40 units that are currently being handcrafted, or scheduled to be built at Bugatti’s Molsheim Atelier.
Revealed at the Geneva International Motorshow in 2016, the Chiron demonstrates the global success of Bugatti’s hyper sports car platform. 18 months from its initial announcement, 300 of the limited 500 series run of the car had been sold. This sales success has continued throughout the years and into 2021, with the United States being the Chiron’s strongest market, contributing significantly to a record-breaking quarter in Q3.
With a peak power output of 1,500 PS – a record for a series-production vehicle – 1,600 newton meters and a number of surplus technological innovations, the Chiron revolutionized the pinnacle of automotive engineering in the 2010s. Sprinting from 0 to 100 km/h in 2.4 seconds, 200 km/h is reached in 6.1 seconds, with the 300 km/h mark achieved in 13.1 seconds.
Back in 2017, the Chiron set a new 0-400-0 km/h world record in a mere 41.96 seconds – the fastest time ever reached and officially measured at the time. Two years later, it reached speeds once through to be unreachable by a road car. A near production prototype derivative of the hyper sports car surpassed 300 mph limit with a speed of 304.773 mph (490.484 km/h).
Joining the Chiron family in 2020, the Chiron Pur Sport is optimized for dynamic agility and downforce. With an entirely new aerodynamic, transmission and weight configuration, the hyper sports car delivers the pin-sharp handling. A 50-kilogram weight reduction and firmer suspension, combined with a 1.90 meter rear wing and close-ratio transmission mean the Chiron Pur Sport radiates connection and feel between driver and road surface.
In 2021, Bugatti unveiled the Chiron Super Sport that embraced supreme longitudinal speed without compromising luxury and comfort.
The Super Sport achieves extreme levels of aerodynamic efficiency, enabling the hyper sports car to reach speeds of up to 440 km/h. With an upgraded version of the renowned Bugatti 8.0-liter W16 engine, the Super Sport outputs 1,600PS – increasing power by 100PS over the base Chiron.