Based in the Alsace region of France near the German border, automaker Bugatti has thrilled the world with elegant performance rarities for over a century. Early models like the Type 13 and Type 35 grabbed racing victories in the early days of car racing, and the latest version of its Chiron super-car continues in that illustrious lineage.
“We spoke to customers and realized they wanted a vehicle that is geared even more towards agility and dynamic cornering. A hyper sports car that yearns for country roads with as many bends as possible. An unadulterated, uncompromising driving machine. Consequently, the vehicle is called Chiron Pur Sport,” explains Stephan Winkelmann, President of Bugatti.
So while other variations of the Chiron have focused on pure speed (the Chiron Super Sport 300+ was the first vehicle to exceed the 300mph threshold), the new Chiron Pur Sport incorporates design innovations, aerodynamic effects, a new wheel design, suspension improvements and the cutting edge of tire technology to deliver an unrivaled handling experience for the 1,500hp, 8-liter quad-turbo W-16 powered speed demon. A new transmission with gear ratios synced 15 percent closer together doles out the burgeoning power with maximum levels unleashed at about 217mph. Increased downforce via air effect tweaks and a bold rear spoiler keep the whole package superbly agile and nimble, an effect most obvious on cornering, but also effective at high speeds. A limited-edition of 16 examples are planned for the second half of the year. 60 units produced; $3.2 million USD, bugatti.com