The 21st century has brought us many fantastic supercars, but when it comes to performance, there’s one to rule them all. I’m talking about the Bugatti Veyron. It was discontinued in 2015 after 450 units were built over 10 years, during which time, it reigned as the fastest street legal production car in the world. The Veyron Super Sport achieved 257.87 mph in 2010, a Guinness World Record that has survived to this day. This will change soon, however, as Bugatti has just unveiled a brand new hypecar to replace the Veyron. Meet the 2018 Bugatti Chiron, the vehicle Bugatti claims as “the world’s most powerful, fastest, most luxurious, and most exclusive super sports car”.
Exterior and Interior
The 2018 Bugatti Chiron may look identical to the standard model, but if you look closely enough, you’ll notice a handful of new features. Opposite, there is only one detail to address; The number “16” painted on the grid. Added as a reference to the number of cylinders under the hood, it is also a return to the 1920s Bugatti racecars whose competition numbers were shown on the radiators. On the sides, we can see a new design of the wheel. Not only do they look different, but these new tires are also lighter. The new wheels are also available in a variety of color combinations depending on the finish of the two tone body. Not very obvious, but equally important in terms of weight savings, the 2018 Bugatti Chiron offers carbon fiber wipers, a first for the automotive industry. Not only are they lighter, but they also have an entirely new design that no longer requires the articulated joints that are normally included in conventional windshield wipers. The function of these seals has been incorporated into the carbon fiber structure of the wiper arms, while the purlins, made of aluminum, are produced by a 3D printing process that saves weight. The weight gain is quite remarkable, as the new carbon fiber cleaners are 77% lighter or 1.4 kg (3.1 pounds) lighter than their predecessors. The back remains unchanged, but there is a new concept of exhaust pipe with four points instead of the double standard 2018 Bugatti Chiron rectangle. In addition to giving the car a more motorized appearance, it also reduces weight. In addition to all of the above, there is an optional color and finish package that allows customers to further customize the appearance of the car. For example, the presentation model has an Italian red front section and a gray carbon fiber back. The C shaped rim around the doors, usually offered in aluminum, is finished in the same Italian red on this car, as are the brake calipers, the “EB” logos on the hubcaps and the lower part of the car. rear spoiler. In addition to red, French blue, Rafale gray (silver) and gunpowder (dark gray) are among the options available. The color of the number “16” on the grille is also included in this package.
There are also a lot of changes to discuss in the cabin. The engine start button, the steering wheel mode selector and the dealer plate now have an anodized finish. There is a “Sport” logo on the side edges and an insert on the center console with an embroidered 2018 Bugatti Chiron sport logo. The steering wheel and selector lever are covered with suede leather, while the roof lining, which includes the A-pillar and the blinds, the rear wall trim, the sill molding, the bottom of the center console, the Inside the side cushions of the seat and the lining of the trunk are wrapped in Alcantara. Soft leather was used for the seats, door trim and dashboard islands, including the dashboard trim, the airbag case on the steering wheel, and the armrests and center console. . Finally, the dashboard, the files and the housing of the steering column are carbon fiber exposed.
Despite the name of Sport, the engine remains unchanged from the standard 2018 Bugatti Chiron, so the W-16 quad turbo 8.0 liter starts with the same 1,479 horsepower and 1,180 lb-ft of torque. It’s not that anyone has complained about not having enough energy. Bugatti, however, has upgraded to another transmission service because it indicates that Chiron Sport has significantly improved handling and agility. Specifically, the French company has developed a new dynamic handling system including a stiffer suspension and a new buffer control strategy. These are also 10% steeper than usual. The new suspension configuration and revised steering take effect when the new “Driving” mode is activated. But the updates do not stop there. The rear axle differential has also been optimized and the car now has a dynamic torque assist function that distributes the torque individually on the wheels on each side. This update improves the steering behavior and agility of the vehicle, especially in tight bends. The Chiron Sport also weighs 18 kg less than the standard model thanks to the new wheels, the carbon fiber windshield wipers, the stabilizer bar, the cooler cover and the lighter rear window. It may not seem like much, as the car is around 4,360 pounds, but that makes a difference on the race track, where the Chiron sport leans much faster. According to Bugatti, lap times on the Nardo circuit have improved by five seconds compared to 2018 Bugatti Chiron.
Price and Release Date
The 2019 Bugatti Chiron $2,998,000 price tag is a bourgeoisie bargain hey, it’s under $3 million.