Bugatti Chiron

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For the 1999 concept car, see Bugatti 18/3 Chiron.
Bugatti Chiron
A photo of the 2016 Bugatti Chiron.
Bugatti Chiron at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, 2016
Overview
Manufacturer Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S.
Production 2016–present
limited to 500
Assembly Molsheim, Alsace, France
Designer
  • Achim Anscheidt[1]
  • Sasha Selipanov
  • Etienne Salome
  • Frank Heyl
Body and chassis
Class Sports car (S)
Body style
Layout Longitudinal mid-engine, all-wheel-drive
Powertrain
Engine 8.0 L (488 cu in) W16 quad- turbocharged,
1,500 PS (1,103 kW; 1,479 bhp)
Transmission 7-speed automatic transmission[2]
Dimensions
Wheelbase 2,711 mm (106.7 in)
Length 4,544 mm (178.9 in)[3]
Width 2,038 mm (80.2 in)
Height 1,212 mm (47.7 in)
Kerb weight 1,996 kg (4,400 lb)(est)[4]
Chronology
Predecessor Bugatti Veyron

The Bugatti Chiron is a mid-engined, two-seated sports car, developed and manufactured in Molsheim, France, by Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S. as the successor to the Bugatti Veyron.[5] The Chiron was first shown at the Geneva Motor Show on March 1, 2016.[6][7]

The car is named in honor of the Monegasque driver Louis Chiron.[8]

Specifications[edit]

Bugatti Chiron
Bugatti Chiron W16 engine

The main carryover piece will be the 8-litre W16 quad-turbocharged engine, though it is heavily updated. The Chiron has 1,103 kW (1,500 PS; 1,479 bhp) of power and 1,600 N·m (1,180 lb·ft) of torque starting from 2000 rpm. Like its predecessor, the Veyron, it has a carbon fibre body structure, independent suspension and AWD system.[9][10][11] The carbon fibre body has a stiffness of 50,000 Nm per degree.[12]

The Chiron will accelerate from 0–97 km/h (60 mph) in under 2.5 seconds according to the manufacturer,[4] 0–200 km/h (120 mph) in under 6.5 seconds and 0–300 km/h (190 mph) in under 13.6 seconds. The Chiron's top speed is electronically limited to 420 km/h (260 mph) for safety reasons.[2] The anticipated full top speed of the Bugatti Chiron is believed to be around 463 km/h (288 mph). Its predecessor (the Bugatti Veyron SS) makes almost 220 kW (300 bhp) less than the new Chiron.[13]

Sales[edit]

The Chiron was an instant success when it was released, with 200 units having been sold before the first delivery of the car.[14] The base price is €2,400,000[15] ($2,700,000 at the August 2016 exchange rate[14]), and buyers are required to place a €200,000 ($226,000 at the August 2016 exchange rate) deposit on the car before retrieving it.[14]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wewer, Antje. "Porsche Achim Anscheidt, B AA 9117 H". Porsche AG - Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG. Retrieved 2016-10-03. 
  2. ^ a b Stoklosa, Alexander (February 2016). "Bugatti Chiron". Car and Driver. US. Retrieved 2016-03-23. 
  3. ^ "2016 Bugatti Chiron blueprints and dimensions on Outlines". getoutlines.com. Retrieved 2016-03-27. 
  4. ^ a b MacKenzie, Angus (2016-02-29). "2017 Bugatti Chiron First Look Review: Resetting the Benchmark". Motor Trend. US. Retrieved 2016-10-28. 
  5. ^ Branman, Miles (2015-11-24). "Bugatti's world-challenging Chiron supercar will let you take its roof off". Digital Trends. US. Retrieved 2016-10-28. 
  6. ^ Taylor, James (2016-02-29). "Bugatti Chiron revealed at Geneva 2016: the world has a new fastest production car". CAR Magazine. UK. Retrieved 2016-03-23. 
  7. ^ "2016 Geneva Auto Show – Auto Show". Car and Driver. US. Retrieved 2016-03-23. 
  8. ^ Taylor, Michael. "Bugatti Chiron blasts into Geneva with nearly 1,150 hp". Autoblog. Retrieved 2016-02-29. 
  9. ^ Kacher, Georg (2015-11-30). "Bugatti is go! New Chiron name confirmed, here at Geneva 2016". Car Magazine. UK. Retrieved 2016-02-26. 
  10. ^ Gitlin, Jonathan M. (2016-03-01). "1479 horsepower, 273mph, $2.6 million: The new Bugatti Chiron". Ars Technica. US. Retrieved 2016-02-29. 
  11. ^ Ziegler, Chris (2016-02-29). "The unbelievable €2.4 million Bugatti Chiron in pictures". The Verge. US. Retrieved 2016-02-29. 
  12. ^ "11 Amazing Details Behind The Bugatti Chiron". Autoblog. 2016-09-08. Retrieved 2016-11-02. 
  13. ^ Burn, Jonathan (2016-08-22). "Bugatti Chiron: everything we know about the 1,479bhp hypercar". Auto Express. UK. Retrieved 2016-10-28. 
  14. ^ a b c Atiyeh, Clifford (2016-08-19). "Bugatti Has Sold the First 200 Chirons". Car and Driver. US. Retrieved 2016-12-09. 
  15. ^ Robinson, Aaron (2015-05-17). "2017 Bugatti Chiron: Again with the Overkill". Car and Driver. US. Retrieved 2016-12-09. 

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