5 Mind-Blowing Facts About the Bugatti Chiron
The original Bugatti Veyron will forever be the legendary car that redefined what it meant to be a performance vehicle. Now, over 10 years later, we finally have its true successor. The brand new super-sport is finally here, so here are 5 mind-blowing facts about the Bugatti Chiron!
The new Bugatti Chiron is one part race car, so it’s only fair that it’s constructed like one. The car is built around a carbon-fibre shell, much like a legitimate race car. This of course provides great structural rigidity which Bugatti claims is akin to a LMP1 Le Mans racing car, but also keeps the weight down. Fun fact: if all the fibres used in the structure of a single Chiron were laid out end to end, they would stretch nine times the distance between the earth and the moon.
The Bugatti is one part race car, but also one part pure luxury. The new model is no exception. The ultra-luxurious Chiron was displayed in a beautiful tan-brown colour and showed off its simplistic yet elegant design. The fancy C-bar light strip is made of a single piece of machined aluminum and is the longest light conductor to ever be fitted into a car. If that’s not enough for you, the front emblem on the grille is made of 140 grams of pure silver.
Its predecessor packed a massive engine that produced over 1000hp, but the Chiron tops that with ease. The 8 liter, 16 cylinder engine arranged in the W formation is also accompanied by 4 huge two-stage turbo chargers, which results in some mind-boggling numbers! The new Bugatti pushes 1476 horses and 1179 pound feet of torque.
To put this into perspective, the latest super car from Ferrari, the performance oriented 488 GTB, is less than half as powerful as this Bugatti. How does this massive engine stay cool you may ask? By circulating 800 liters of water and inhaling over 60,000 liters of air per minute, of course.
With that crazy amount of power, performance is sure to be just as insane. Bugatti claims the Chiron will do 0-62 mph in just 2 and a half seconds, 0-124 in 6.5, and 0-186mph in under 13.6 seconds. For those unfamiliar with miles, that’s 100, 200, and 300 km/h, respectively. The Chiron’s top speed is electronically limited to 261 miles an hour on the street, but it can be unlocked when on a closed circuit. Bugatti hasn’t confirmed how much faster it would be, but experts predict that it will definitely attempt to reclaim the speed record which currently sits at 270mph.
Looking to buy one of these bad boys? Well, you might want to move quickly. And consider robbing the US Federal Reserve. Each Chiron will sell for roughly 2.6 million US dollars, which is around double the price of the Veyron.
In typical Bugatti fashion, the new car will see a limited production of just 500 units, with one third having already been sold. You can expect your brand new super car/rocket ship to be delivered in the fall of 2016.