Welcome the new 261mph, 1,479bhp successor to the Veyron, the £1.9m or €2.4m Bugatti Chiron.
The car is named in honor of Louis Alexandre Chiron (3 August 1899 – 22 June 1979). He was a Monegasque racing driver who competed in rallies, sports car races, and Grands Prix. He is the oldest driver ever to have raced in Formula One, having taken 6th place in the 1955 Monaco Grand Prix when he was 55.
Bugatti presented their new supercar, Chiron, entitled the fastest road car in the world. This Bugatti is not a hybrid. Unlike its closest competitors – the McLaren P1, LaFerrari and Porsche 918 – it relies solely on fossil fuels.
It’s engine is a development of the Veyron’s 8.0-litre quad-turbo W16, it’s gearbox a strengthened version of the Veyron’s seven-speed twin-clutch, and like the Veyron it deploys it’s immense power through all four wheels. The car is electronically limited to 430 km / h in Road mode. But it can reach speeds even higher than that.
The Chiron develops 1479bhp and 1180lb ft and at constant top speed it could drain its 100 litre fuel tank in 9 minutes. It will accelerate from 0-62mph in less than 2.5 seconds, 0-124mph in less than 6.5 seconds and 0-186mph in under 13.6 seconds.
The dashboard is beatifull in its simplicity. It’s all covered in leather and there are just a few controlls for the climate control. An analogue speedo (running all the way to 310mph or the magical 500km/h) is surrounded by digital TFT screens offering various entertainment and driving information.
On average the man that will buy a Bugatti Chiron own “64 cars, 3 jets, 3 helicopters, and a yacht, and drive 2,500 kilometres per year in the car.” The kind of multi-millionaires that won’t blink at the €2.4m (£1.9m) entry ticket, then, or spending a few hundred thousand more on options.
Bellow you have a few images of the fastest road car in the world, the 2017 Bugatti Chiron.