The Volkswagen group have had the Bugatti Veyron as their only brand of luxury sport cars for the past decade, but that changed at the recently held Geneva Motor Show where the German manufacturers unveiled the brand new 2017 Bugatti Chiron as the successor of the Veyron.
The Chiron is not just a super fast automobile for the road but also a work of art and according to its makers, it is described as the “world’s most powerful, fastest, most luxurious and most exclusive production super sports car”- a description that makes its $2.6 million price tag seem very fair.
The Chiron’s power is 25% more than the Veyron and thanks to its 1,500 horsepower, it can quickly move to the 60 mph mark in 2.5 seconds. It features a heavily modified 8 liter quad-turbocharger W16 engine which produces a torque of 1,180 pound-feet. The Bugatti Chiron’s top speed is said to be 261 mph but can be pushed further by activating the top speed mode by the press of a special button. Other driving modes for the Chiron includes Lift, EB (Automatic), Autobahn, and Handling, all of which can be selected by a dial on the steering wheel. Chiron also features a 7 speed dual gear-box which the makers describe as the highest-performance clutch ever fitted to a passenger car. The speed is controlled by Carbon silicon carbide brakes as well as the rear protruding air-brake. Its Michelin specially developed tyres are capable of tolerating maximum speeds and torques, but just in case the driver slips in handling, there is an air bag contained in a carbon fiber (the first of its kind) ready to pop to the rescue.
The curved bonnet features an eight-eye face LED headlight while at the rear is a unique 1.6 m LED light strip.
Like the Veyron, the inside dressed in leather seats two. There is an in-built WiFi and a luxury sound system made by Accutron that has each of its 4 tweeter membranes bedazzled with one-carat diamond to ensure optimal sound output.
The Bugatti Chiron prior to its official release was eagerly-anticipated so much so that it received almost 200 pre-orders from elites customers all over the world including the likes of retired pro-boxer Floyd Mayweather and from the breathtaking features and specs, it is no surprise. Almost 200 pre-orders means more than a third of its 500 limited productions have been purchased. Buyers would have to wait till the fall (August) when their new toy would be dispatched to them.
The new Bugatti is named in honor of the late Monacan racing driver Louis Alexandre Chiron.