The Beastly Bugatti Chiron Hypercar
Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S. broke the record for 0 to 249 to 0 mph in only 41.96 seconds with it’s newest vehicle, the Chiron. The Bugatti Chiron has been in production since 2016 with a limit of 500 total models. Bugatti’s assembly line for the Chiron is in Mosheim, Alsace, France. This new mid-engine, all-wheel drive hypercar is a beautiful masterpiece of engineering. Not to surprise, the first 200 Chiron’s sold before they were even built.
8.0-Liter Quad-Turbocharged W16 Engine
The Bugatti Chiron sports an 8.0-liter quad-turbocharged W16 engine. This motor produces a whopping 1,479 horsepower and 1,180 lb.-ft. of torque… phew! In combination with a 7-speed dual clutch transmission, the Chiron hits 60 mph in only 2.4 seconds. The Chiron can hit 124 mph in only 6.1 seconds and 186 mph in 13.1 seconds. Furthermore, the Chiron can hit 250 mph in only 32.6 seconds and stop to standstill from that speed in 9.4 seconds. At the 2017 IAA show in Frankfurt, Bugatti announced that the Chiron could hit 249 mph and return to 0 mph in only 41.96 seconds. This broke all records at the time which would be later defeated by the Koenigsegg Agera S.
A Masterpiece of Automotive Engineering
The Bugatti Chiron has a carbon fiber body structure and independent suspension. On top of this, the Chiron contains a Haldex AWD system. These work in combination to create a masterpiece. Lastly, the Chiron wears custom made tires built to handle the stress at speeds of around 250 mph. The Chiron’s top speed is governed to 261 mph due to the tires. Although, it is expected to reach a top speed of around 288 mph. This will only happen if tires are enhanced enough to handle the environment at speeds of 275+ mph.
The Bugatti Chiron MSRP is $2,700,000
The Bugatti Chiron is a beautiful hypercar that takes the manufacturer to the top of the list. To purchase a Chiron, a down payment of $226,000 is necessary due to it’s $2,700,000 price tag. For anyone lucky enough to purchase this vehicle, finding proper coverage for this beast may be quite expensive. With a current top speed of 261 mph, this car can be quite the thrill as well as quite the risk. Overall, the Bugatti Chiron is an amazing hypercar that will hold its place in history due to its exceeding specifications.