Just revealed at the 2018 Geneva International Motor Show, the Bugatti Chiron Sport Hypercar – shown in carbon fiber black and hot “Italian Red” – is really an exciting new interpretation of the supreme sports car.
The Bugatti Chiron is, without a doubt, essentially the most outrageous roadgoing vehicle ever developed. The initial Bugatti Chiron is a lot of car: 0 to 100 km/h in under 2.5 seconds, 16 cylinders with four turbochargers. With regards to overall performance, the Bugatti Chiron has 1500 horsepower and a maximum torque of 1,600 Nm. The top speed is capped at 420 km/h.
“We have developed the Chiron Sport for customers wanting an even sportier driving experience with their Chiron, with improved lateral dynamics on winding roads,” says Stephan Winkelmann, President of Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S. “What was important for us was to leave unchanged the unique character of the Chiron, its combination of ultimate performance, longitudinal acceleration and maximum speed with luxury, comfort and everyday usability.”
In order to improve the car’s performance, Bugatti’s technical engineers took 18kg off the overall weight, improved the shock absorbers, fine-tuned the steering and fitted carbon fibre wipers among other things. Additionally they incorporated Dynamic Torque Vectoring, which will help improve agility. In a very tight corner, for example, it could send out additional power to tires on the outside of the curve to help push the car through the turn.
“The Chiron Sport has become perceptibly more nimble and its new agility, especially in tight corners makes for a much more emotional experience for the driver on winding roads and handling circuits,” says Stephan Winkelmann, President of Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S.
The Bugatti Chiron Sport will come in a limited choice of exclusive colors which include Italian Red, French Racing Blue, a silver Grid Rafale, and dark grey Gun Powder. These are typically coupled with an exposed carbon fiber finish for the tail of the car. The front color is then carried over to the big “C” design element which is finished in aluminum on normal Chirons, and to other elements such as the bottom of the rear wing and the contrasting “16” in the grille mesh. The wheels are exclusive to the Sport, just like the quartet of round exhaust outlets. The interior is done darker and more serious as a result of the liberal use of black anodized aluminum switchgear, and black leather and Alcantara.
The Bugatti Chiron Sport is a sheer piece of automotive art and that comes with a hefty price tag. Including this optional color and trim package, the Chiron Sport on show in Geneva costs €2.98 million ($3.672million), which most likely makes it the most expensive production car on display at this year’s show. Bugatti plans to limit the total number of Chirons built, including the new Chiron Sport, to 500 cars. Thus far, 300 have already been sold.