Bugatti unveils a new version of its Chiron: the Super Sport, an extreme variant, with 1,600 hp and very sophisticated aerodynamics.
As announced in recent hours, there is a new hypersport in the Bugatti catalog. And as expected, this is a new… Chiron! After the Chiron, the Chiron Sport and the Chiron Pur Sport, the Alsatian manufacturer has just unveiled the Chiron… Super Sport. A name that sticks to the most extreme Bugattis since 1931 (Type 55 Super Sport, EB 110 Super Sport and Veyron Super Sport).
“The Chiron Super Sport is synonymous with more comfort and elegance, with even more power and speed. », Immediately announces Stephan Winkelmann, President of Bugatti. “With this new creation, we are bringing out a very special new personality at the heart of the Chiron family. It represents the essence of what we have learned and developed over the years – an ultimate Gran Turismo. », Adds the manager.
This newcomer is in fact a version that takes up the technical characteristics of the Super Sport 300+ limited series, of which the 30 copies have all found a buyer.
The mythical 8L quad-turbo W16 engine Bugatti is therefore still in the game and still pushed to 1,600 horsepower, against 1,500 hp for a “basic” Chiron. The torque remains unchanged at 1,600 Nm but is available between 2,000 and 7,000 rpm, instead of 6,000 rpm previously.
At the same time, the weight of the vehicle is reduced by 23 kg, the chassis benefits from new settings (firmer steering, stiffer shocks) and the Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires are optimized for high speeds. Aerodynamics, for its part, is reworked. And if the front is modified and lowered, it is especially at the rear that the modifications are most obvious. The stern is indeed lengthened by 25 cm (longtail). To complete the range, the central exhaust is repositioned on the sides, the diffuser is redesigned and specific aluminum rims with five Y-shaped spokes are emerging.
However, few changes have been made to the interior. Leather is still omnipresent there, like polished aluminum and carbon. Everything is luxurious and guarantees a high level of comfort.
In the end, with the seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, the Chiron Super Sport claims a top speed of 440 km / h, a 100 km / h in 2.4 seconds, a 0 to 200 km / h in 5.8 seconds (against 5.5 seconds for the Chiron Pur Sport and 6.1 seconds for the Chiron) and a 0 to 300 km / h in 12.1 seconds.
“From 0 to 400 km / h, the Chiron Super Sport accelerates seven percent faster than a Chiron”, adds Bugatti, Another figure: the seventh gear of the extended gearbox (by 3.6%) only engages ‘at 403 km / h …
Production of the Chiron Super Sport will soon begin at the Bugatti plant in Molsheim. The price of the new Alsatian rocket is set at 3.2 million euros, tax free, and the first deliveries will start in 2022.
Discover the Chiron Super Sport in video.
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