Bugatti has honed the Chiron1
and is offering a Sport version of its 1,500 PS super sports car two years
after its world debut at the Geneva International Motor Show. At the same venue
this year, the French luxury brand is presenting the Chiron Sport2 which offers
significantly improved handling and even greater agility with no change in the
power or performance data.
For this purpose, Bugatti has
developed a dynamic handling package and reduced the weight of its car by about
18 kilograms. As a result, the Chiron Sport reaches higher cornering speeds and
can lap the Nardò handling circuit in the south of Italy five seconds faster
than the Chiron. The main differences between the appearance of the Chiron
Sport and the standard version are a new wheel design and new four-pipe exhaust
The basic price of the Chiron
Sport is Euros 2.65 million net. A base price of US$3.26 million including
transport, customs duties, taxes and fees has been set for the US market. In
addition, there is an optional colour and trim package allowing customers to
individually tailor the sporty appearance of their Chiron Sport. It is planned
to deliver the first vehicles to customers at the end of the year.
A red “16” is positioned
prominently on the black-painted grid of the radiator grille – referring to the number of cylinders
which gives the Chiron engine its unique position.
The windscreen wiper arms developed by Bugatti
for the Chiron Sport are an interesting technical detail. This is the first
production car to feature windscreen wiper arms made from carbon fibre. This
new development means that Bugatti no longer needs the articulated joints which
normally feature on conventional wipers. The function of these joints has been
integrated into the carbon fibre structure of the wiper arms. In addition, the
wiper arm tips, which are made from aluminium, are produced by a weight-saving
3-D printing process. This means that the new carbon fibre wipers are 77
percent or 1.4 kg lighter than their predecessors.
In addition, thanks to the new
material, the wiper arms have a new profile that allows improved aerodynamic
At first glance, the Chiron
Sport can be recognised by its new “Course” alloy wheel rims and the new
exhaust deflector, which has four round tailpipes instead of the rectangular
design used on the Chiron. In addition, the Sport version has a number of
design features that underline its identity as a Chiron Sport. For example, the
engine starter button and the driving mode selector knob on the steering wheel
as well as the marketing plate have an anodised black finish, the “Sport” logo
is in evidence on the door sill strips and there is an insert on the central
console with an embroidered “Chiron Sport” logo.
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