Today, Bugatti, who has been producing sports cars homologated for public roads for over 110 years, announced its latest Chiron model: the all-new Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport.
“With the Chiron Pur Sport we are showcasing an outstanding vehicle that makes your heart race shortly after having started the engine to push the limits of driving physics even further to the limit than any vehicle ever has done before. This means we have come full circle, back to the good, old Bugatti tradition,” said Stephan Winkelmann, President of Bugatti.
The new Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport hypercar features a new aerodynamic configuration which generates more downforce while the lower weight increases the hypersports car’s agility.
“We spoke to customers and realized they wanted a vehicle that is geared even more towards agility and dynamic cornering. A hypersports car that yearns for country roads with as many bends as possible. An unadulterated, uncompromising driving machine. Consequently, the vehicle is called Chiron Pur Sport,” explained Winkelmann.
“By cutting the weight by 50 kilograms while simultaneously boosting the downforce and configuring an uncompromising, sporty chassis as well as suspension setup, the Chiron Pur Sport boasts incredible grip, sensational acceleration and extraordinarily accurate handling. It’s the most uncompromising yet agile Bugatti of recent times.”
On the front end, very wide air inlets and an enlarged horseshoe panel at the bottom serve as radiator air outlets, while the vehicle’s splitter generates maximum downforce by protruding considerably at the front and also making the vehicle appear wider.
The entire bottom third of the vehicle features exposed carbon fiber to make the vehicle seem even lower. From the sides these dark surfaces merge with the color of the road surface and make the Pur Sport appear even flatter.
The rear of the Pur Sport carries the a 1.90 meter rear spoiler to generate serious amounts of downforce.
The vehicle’s interior features large surfaces, including the steering wheel and the side support on seats, upholstered with Alcantara to save weight. All trim and controls are made of either black anodized aluminum or titanium.
In addition to the usual four Bugatti drive modes, EB, Motorway, Handling and Sport, the Chiron Pur Sport features a new Sport+ drive mode. The traction control system kicks into action on dry race tracks at a significantly later point in the new mode aimed at more skilled cornering experts.
The guts of the Chiron Pur Sport include a new transmission which drives the 8.0 liter W16 engine generating 1,500 horsepower and 1,600 newton meters of torque. The vehicle now reaches full power at 217 mph (350 km/h).
“The gears are closer together now to enable shorter gear jumps and also benefit performance,” said Gregor Gries, the Head of Major Assemblies at Bugatti. “Most of all when coming out of corners the Chiron Pur Sport accelerates even more aggressively in conjunction with the added grip as well as the more direct chassis and suspension.”
Production of the Chiron Pur Sport will start in the second half of 2020 and be limited to 60 units at a cost of $3.3 million each.