Bugatti’s New $3.3M, 1500HP Chiron Sport Is One Of The Most Beautiful, Beastly Hypercars Ever
Oh, by the way, that $3.26 million price tag for the Bugatti Chiron Sport that was just unveiled at the 2018 Geneva International Motor Show? Yeah, that’s just the BASE price. As in, if you want more than just the plain old standard version of their latest hypercar you can expect to shell out several hundred thousand dollars more. (Man, I wish I was filthy rich. I really, really want one.)
Bugatti has honed the Chiron and is offering a Sport version of its 1,500 horsepower 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 deflector.
“We have developed the Chiron Sport for customers wanting an even sportier driving experience with their Chiron, with improved lateral dynamics on winding roads,” says Stephan Winkelmann, President of Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S. “What was important for us was to leave unchanged the unique character of the Chiron, its combination of ultimate performance, longitudinal acceleration and maximum speed with luxury, comfort and everyday usability.”
This is why the extreme power and performance data of the Chiron as well as the ease and convenience of driving remain unchanged. There is however a significant improvement in the handling of the Chiron Sport.
“The Chiron Sport has become perceptibly more nimble and its new agility, especially in tight corners makes for a much more emotional experience for the driver on winding roads and handling circuits,” Winkelmann continues.