The Bugatti Chiron is very car: from 0 to 100 km / h in less than 2.5 seconds, 16 cylinders with four turbochargers, a total power of 1,500 horsepower and a price of $ 3 million. But now Bugatti says that less is more with the Chiron Sport.
Announced on Tuesday at the Geneva Motor Show, the Chiron Sport follows a typical pattern of presenting a variation of a product that has existed for a couple of years, such as the Chiron standard. The Sport maintains the same engine (a "16" is embedded in the grid in case you've forgotten how many cylinders it has), but engineers found almost 40 pounds to trim from the car in an attempt to better balance the car. Bugatti went to the extremes to find those 40 pounds. He says the Chiron Sport is the first production car with carbon fiber wiper arms, for a saving of three pounds. Hey, you have to start somewhere.
Beyond that, the Chiron Sport also has a new handling package that includes revised steering and suspension systems that sharpen the car's responses when using the aggressive driving mode. This means that the Chiron Sport is likely to match the standard car's ability to be calm and comfortable when it's not on a racetrack, as we discovered when we drove it last year on a public highway, and at speeds where you can enjoy Beautifully designed interior and appreciate the way it is built. However, due to the more rigid settings available when you need them, Bugatti says the Sport completes the Nardo Ring in Italy five seconds faster than the Chiron standard.
Of course, a lighter car means a more expensive car when talking about high-end supercars, and the Chiron Sport is no exception, with $ 3.26 million. (That's about $ 260,000 more than the base price of a normal Chiron.) At least you can adapt the paint to your liking.