Every hypercar in the world just found out it was no messiah. But rather, just a false prophet.
Imagine the shame! Being so slow, so unremarkable and so inferior?
Bugatti’s live-streamed press conference starts tonight at 3:45AM EST — so imagine our THRILL at the full release! Full photoset! Full specs! Get me a Kleenex!
The details are absolutely shocking. 1500HP, 261-mph restricted Vmax for road use, and a sprint to 62-mph guaranteed to be well below 2.5-seconds.
This is achieved through a 25-percent boost in power from the 8.0-liter, quad-turbo W16 engine. New turbo designs boost power radically, and integrate a new two-stage power delivery. The first two are active all the time, while the second pair kick on at 3800-rpm. The promise is zero turbo lag and seamless power delivery throughout the rev range.
Stunning. Beyond words.
And we’re not alone: a third of the 500-unit Chiron production run is already pre-sold. That is sure to tick up near 60-percent by this time tomorrow. Time to rush an LV travel trunk full of cash to Molshiem!
Want to get this live ASAP, so look out for more thoughts and insights with an update shortly.
2017 Bugatti CHIRON
Geneva International Motor Show 2016:
Bugatti Chiron –
world premiere for the ultimate super sports car
- The Chiron is the world’s most powerful, fastest, most luxurious and most exclusive production super sports car
- With the Chiron, Bugatti has made the best even better
- The Chiron is the world’s first production sports car with 1,500 HP
- With torque of 1,600 Nm between 2,000 and 6,000 rpm, the Chiron offers maximum performance with outstanding control in all speed ranges
- Maximum speed: 420 km/h, limited for road travel
- The Chiron is ready for a new world speed record
- Acceleration: from 0 to 100 km/h in less than 2.5 seconds
- The Chiron is limited to a series of 500 units
- Market launch in autumn 2016
- Basic price: €2.4 million net
- Advance orders have already been received for one third of the total production
- Unique market position thanks to the unprecedented combination of ultimate performance with exclusive design and comfort
- The Chiron embodies Bugatti’s new design language
Molsheim / Geneva, February 29, 2016. Bugatti is celebrating a world premiere at the Geneva International Motor Show: the French luxury brand is unveiling the Bugatti Chiron, the most powerful, fastest, most luxurious and most exclusive production super sports car in the world. The Chiron is the latest generation of the ultimate super sports car and is a completely new development. The sports car manufacturer from Molsheim, with its long tradition, has taken the unique features of a modern Bugatti to a new level and developed a high-performance machine that has become significantly better in every respect. With a power output of 1,500 HP, unprecedented for production vehicles, an exceptionally high torque value of 1,600 Nm between 2,000 and 6,000 rpm and a wide variety of technical innovations, the Chiron sets new standards in every respect. The Chiron is therefore very well-positioned to become the next world speed record holder and reach a maximum speed significantly above the record currently held by Bugatti. The manufacturer has limited the maximum speed of the new car to 420 km/h for road use. The Chiron is to be built at the company’s headquarters in Molsheim. Only 500 of these exceptional cars are to be produced. The basic price is €2.4 million net. Currently, advance orders have been received for one third of the total production run. The first vehicle is due to be delivered to a customer this autumn.
“It is part of human nature to cross boundaries and set new records – to run 100 m faster than ever before, to fly even further into space and to enter new realms. This striving is also our driving force at Bugatti,” said Wolfgang Dürheimer, President of Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S., at the presentation of the Chiron. “The Chiron is the result of our efforts to make the best even better.”
With the Chiron, the Bugatti President said that Bugatti had left the dimensions which define the operations of all market players and had established new paradigms that had previously not existed. “Bugatti has tested the limits of physics. There is no area where we have not achieved significant improvements.“
The Bugatti Chiron is the world’s first super sports car to bring 1,500 HP onto the road with a torque of 1.600 Nm at 2,000 to 6,000 rpm with tremendous effectiveness, extremely high safety levels and unprecedented comfort.
This is the result of the legendary and unique eight-litre W16 engine that has been newly developed by Bugatti. In combination with the four new, larger turbochargers that are controlled by the Bugatti two-stage turbocharging, an innovation that Bugatti is introducing, and a large number of other technical refinements and innovations, maximum performance is available constantly and can be easily controlled at all speeds. In its Top Speed mode, the car reaches the maximum speed of 420 km/h, limited for road use – however, this is by no means the end of the road for the Bugatti Chiron.
With the new carbon fibre monocoque, a newly designed adaptive chassis, tyres developed especially for Bugatti and other innovative technologies, the Chiron is not only a champion in terms of maximum acceleration but is, for the first time, also an agile, modern Bugatti with handling that ensures maximum driving pleasure.