Two years after unveiling the 1,500 PS Chiron, Bugatti comes back to the Geneva International Motor Show with a Sport version of the world’s fastest car. The Chiron Sport significantly improved handling and even greater agility with no change in the power or performance data. With the help of a dynamic handling package and reduced weight the new iteration of Chiron reaches higher cornering speeds and can lap the Nardò handling circuit in the south of Italy five seconds faster than the Chiron.
The Chiron Sport boasts a new wheel design, new four-pipe exhaust deflector and a whooping base price of $3.26 million. Sporting the customized colour and trim package, the Chiron Sport on show in Geneva costs $3.672 million.
The Chiron Sport benefits from a new dynamic handling package. The rear-axle differential has been optimised and the car now features a Dynamic Torque Vectoring function that distributes torque individually to the wheels on each side, significantly improving the steering behaviour and agility of the vehicle, especially in tight curves. Thanks to the use of new light parts (lightweight wheels, carbon stabilizers and windscreen wipers, lighter glass in the rear window, new exhaust deflector), the Chiron Sport lost 18 kilograms.
Bugatti’s design team has developed a package of color and trim options and the Chiron Sport on show in Geneva features all the options available. Its body has a classic duo-tone color scheme. The A-color at the rear of the
car is determined by visible grey carbon; Italian Red paintwork at the front represents the B-color. Apart from red, the colors available are “French Racing Blue”, the silver tone “Gris Rafale” and a dark grey “Gun Powder”.
A C-shaped trim strip made from aluminium alloy, is painted in the B-color, in this case “Italian Red”. This red tone is featured on the brake calipers, the EB logo on the hubcaps, the underside of the rear spoiler and in the labelling on
the intercooler cover. It is juxtaposed with the “Gun Powder” grey of the carbon fibre intercooler cover and the same tone which is used for paintwork on the wheel rims, the aluminium bezel of the Chiron’s iconic rear lights, the EB logo on the rear and the famous Bugatti horseshoe on the radiator grille.
The interior is dark and sexy. All the controls of the car have a black anodised finish. The steering wheel and selector lever are covered with suede leather. Alcantara is used the roof liner including the A-pillar and sun blinds, the rear wall trim, the sill trims, the lower part of the central console, the insides of the seat side cushions and the boot lining. Smooth leather is used for the seats, the inside door trims, the islands on the dashboard including the instrument cluster trim, the airbag container on the steering wheel and the armrest and insert of the central console. The dashboard itself, the door trims, the rears of the backrests and the steering column housing are made from exposed carbon fibre.