Bugatti unveils a new version of its Chiron: the Super Sport, an extreme variant, with 1,600 hp and very sophisticated aerodynamics.
As announced in recent hours, there is a new hypersport in the Bugatti catalog . And as expected, this is a new… Chiron! After the Chiron, the Chiron Sport and the Chiron Pur Sport, the Alsatian manufacturer has indeed unveiled the Chiron… Super Sport . A name that sticks to the most extreme Bugattis since 1931 (Type 55 Super Sport, EB 110 Super Sport and Veyron Super Sport).
“The Chiron Super Sport is synonymous with more comfort and elegance, with even more power and speed. », Immediately announces Stephan Winkelmann, President of Bugatti. “With this new creation, we are bringing out a very special new personality at the heart of the Chiron family. It represents the essence of what we have learned and developed over the years – an ultimate Gran Turismo.
The W16 8L pushed to 1,600 hp
This newcomer is in fact a version which incorporates the technical characteristics of the limited Super Sport 300+ series , of which the 30 examples have all found buyers.
Bugatti’s legendary 8L quad-turbo W16 engine is therefore still in the game and still pushed to 1,600 hp , against 1,500 hp for a “base” Chiron. The torque remains unchanged at 1,600 Nm but is available between 2,000 and 7,000 rpm, instead of 6,000 rpm previously.
A rear lengthened by 25 cm
At the same time, the weight of the vehicle is reduced by 23 kg, the chassis benefits from new settings (firmer steering, stiffer shocks) and the Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires are optimized for high speeds. Aerodynamics, for its part, is reworked . And if the front is modified and lowered, it is especially at the rear that the modifications are most obvious. The stern is in fact lengthened by 25 cm (longtail). To complete the range, the central exhaust is repositioned on the sides, the diffuser is redesigned and specific aluminum rims with five Y-shaped spokes are emerging.
However, few changes have been made to the interior. Leather is still omnipresent there, like polished aluminum and carbon. Everything is luxurious and guarantees a high level of comfort.
Discover the Chiron Super Sport in video .
In the end, with the seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, the Chiron Super Sport claims a top speed of 440 km / h , one to 100 km / h in 2.4 seconds, a 0 to 200 km / h in 5, 8 seconds (against 5.5 seconds for the Chiron Pur Sport and 6.1 seconds for the Chiron) and a 0 to 300 km / h in 12.1 seconds.
“From 0 to 400 km / h, the Chiron Super Sport accelerates seven percent faster than a Chiron”, adds Bugatti , Another figure: the seventh gear of the extended gearbox (by 3.6%) only engages ‘at 403 km / h …
3.2 million euros… excluding taxes
Production of the Chiron Super Sport will soon begin at the Bugatti plant in Molsheim. The price of the new Alsatian rocket is set at 3.2 million euros , excluding taxes, and the first deliveries will begin in 2022 .