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
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[1]
Dimensions
Wheelbase 2,711 mm (106.7 in)
Length 4,544 mm (178.9 in)[2]
Width 2,038 mm (80.2 in)
Height 1,212 mm (47.7 in)
Kerb weight 1,996 kg (4,400 lb)(est)[3]
Chronology
Predecessor Bugatti Veyron

The Bugatti Chiron is a mid-engined, two-seated sports car, designed and developed in Germany by the Volkswagen Group and manufactured in Molsheim, France, by Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S as the successor to the Bugatti Veyron. The exterior was designed by Achim Anscheidt[4][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 0–100 km/h (60 mph) in under 2.5 seconds according to the manufacturer,[3] 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.[1] 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. It sold 200 units before the first delivery of the car.[14] With a base price of €2,400,000[15] ($2,700,000 at the August 2016 exchange rate[14]), it is also expected 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. ^ a b Stoklosa, Alexander (February 2016). "Bugatti Chiron". Car and Driver. US. Retrieved 2016-03-23. 
  2. ^ "2016 Bugatti Chiron blueprints and dimensions on Outlines". getoutlines.com. Retrieved 2016-03-27. 
  3. ^ a b MacKenzie, Angus (2016-02-29). "2017 Bugatti Chiron First Look Review: Resetting the Benchmark". Motor Trend. US. Retrieved 2016-10-28. 
  4. ^ Wewer, Antje. "Porsche Achim Anscheidt, B AA 9117 H". Porsche AG - Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG. Retrieved 2016-10-03. 
  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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