Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport Is A $3.55-Million, 1,500-HP Track Toy
4 Mars 2020 - motor1
It's the cornering beast amongst the Chirons.
Last year, Bugatti boss Stephan Winkelmann announced the French company will unveil two new versions of the Chiron in 2020. Staying true to its promise, today the supercar manufacturer has unveiled the Chiron Pur Sport which puts the emphasis on aerodynamics, weight reduction, and power distribution.
It's the same 8.0-liter quad-turbo W16 engine underneath the skin but it's now mated to a recalibrated automatic gearbox. While the peak output remains unchanged at 1,500 horsepower (1,103 kilowatts), the rpm redline has been set 200 rpm higher than on the "standard" Chiron and is now at 6,900 rpm. In addition, 15-percent closer gear ratios of the gearbox further improve the power delivery and engine response which results in 40 percent better elasticity values compared with the Chiron.
All that comes hidden underneath a slightly revised body with an aerodynamically optimized front fascia, now featuring wider air openings and an enlarged horseshoe panel at the bottom. At the back, the Chiron Pur Sport wears a 74.8-inch (1.9-meter) wide spoiler generating "serious amounts of downforce". The refreshed design is complemented by extremely lightweight, highly temperature-resistant exhaust pipes made of 3D-printed titanium.
"We focussed particularly on the agility of the Chiron Pur Sport," Frank Heyl, Bugatti's head of exterior design, explains. "The vehicle generates more downforce at the rear axle while the large, front splitter, air inlets, wheel-arch vents featuring optimized air outlets and a reduced vehicle height strike a clean balance at the front."
"We spoke to customers and realized they wanted a vehicle that is geared even more towards agility and dynamic cornering," Stephan Winkelmann, Bugatti's head honcho explains. "A hypersports car that yearns for country roads with as many bends as possible. An unadulterated, uncompromising driving machine."
Bugatti plans to build just 16 examples of the Chiron Pur Sport, each wearing a price tag of €3.2 million excluding VAT, or $3.55 million at the current exchange rates. Production will begin in the second half of 2020.