Bugatti Chiron

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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 France: Molsheim, Alsace
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
Related Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo
Powertrain
Engine 8.0 L (488 cu in) W16 with quad-turbocharger
Power output 1,103 kW (1,500 PS; 1,479 bhp)
Transmission 7-speed dual-clutch 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 was based on the Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo concept car.

The car is named after the Monegasque driver Louis Chiron.[8]

Specifications[edit]

Bugatti Chiron
Bugatti Chiron W16 engine

The main carryover piece from the Veyron is 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. Its predecessor Veyron SS makes 220 kW (299 PS; 295 bhp) less than the new Chiron, the Veyron produces 883 kW (1,200 PS; 1,184 bhp).[9]

Like its predecessor, the Veyron, it has a carbon fibre body structure, independent suspension and a Haldex AWD system.[10][11][12] The carbon fibre body has a stiffness of 50,000 Nm per degree.[13]

The Chiron can accelerate from 0–97 km/h (60 mph) in 2.4 seconds according to the manufacturer,[4] 0–200 km/h (120 mph) in 6.5 seconds and 0–300 km/h (190 mph) in 13.6 seconds. In a world-record-setting test, Chiron reached 400 km/h (250 mph) in 32.6 seconds, after which it needed 9.4 seconds to brake to standstill.[14]

The Chiron's top speed is electronically limited to 420 km/h (261 mph) for safety reasons.[2] The anticipated full top speed of the Bugatti Chiron is believed to be around 463 km/h (288 mph).

Sales[edit]

The first 200 Chirons were sold before the first delivery of the car,[15] the base price is 2,400,000[16] (US$2,700,000 at the August 2016 exchange rate),[15] and buyers were required to place a 200,000 (US$226,000 at the August 2016 exchange rate) deposit.[15]

Performance[edit]

At the 2017 IAA show in Frankfurt, Bugatti announced that the Chiron broke the record of fastest 0–400–0 km/h (0–248.5–0 mph), completing it in 41.96 seconds in a span of 2 miles (3.2 kilometres) at the Ehra-Lessien high-speed oval. The car was driven by Colombian racing driver Juan Pablo Montoya.[17][18][19]

Bugatti also added extra livery to the Chiron that they used to confirm that it was the same car that broke 0–400–0 km/h (0–248.5–0 mph) the fastest.[20] During the show, Bugatti also mentioned that during the run, the car went 0–100 km/h (0–62 mph) in 2.4 seconds, 0–200 km/h (0–124 mph) in 6.1 seconds, 0–300 km/h (0–186 mph) in 13.1 seconds, and 0–400 km/h (0–248.5 mph) in 32.6 seconds, which altogether, also makes the Chiron much faster than its predecessor, the Bugatti Veyron.[20]

However, these were in a single direction. World records require passes made in opposite directions to counter the possible effects of wind.

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. ^ Burn, Jonathan (2016-08-22). "Bugatti Chiron: everything we know about the 1,479bhp hypercar". Auto Express. UK. Retrieved 2016-10-28. 
  10. ^ Kacher, Georg (2015-11-30). "Bugatti is go! New Chiron name confirmed, here at Geneva 2016". Car Magazine. UK. Retrieved 2016-02-26. 
  11. ^ Gitlin, Jonathan M. (2016-03-01). "1479 horsepower, 273mph, $2.6 million: The new Bugatti Chiron". Ars Technica. US. Retrieved 2016-02-29. 
  12. ^ Ziegler, Chris (2016-02-29). "The unbelievable €2.4 million Bugatti Chiron in pictures". The Verge. US. Retrieved 2016-02-29. 
  13. ^ "11 Amazing Details Behind The Bugatti Chiron". Autoblog. 2016-09-08. Retrieved 2016-11-02. 
  14. ^ "0-400-0 km/h in 42 seconds: Bugatti Chiron sets world record". Volkswagen AG. 2017-09-11. Retrieved 2017-09-13. 
  15. ^ a b c Atiyeh, Clifford (2016-08-19). "Bugatti Has Sold the First 200 Chirons". Car and Driver. US. Retrieved 2016-12-09. 
  16. ^ Robinson, Aaron (2015-05-17). "2017 Bugatti Chiron: Again with the Overkill". Car and Driver. US. Retrieved 2016-12-09. 
  17. ^ Bugatti (2017-09-12), BUGATTI Chiron 0-400-0 km/h in 42 seconds – A WORLD RECORD #IAA2017, retrieved 2017-09-14 
  18. ^ "Watch the Bugatti Chiron go from 0-249mph-0". www.topgear.com. Retrieved 2017-09-14. 
  19. ^ "The $3 million Bugatti Chiron just set a new speed record". Business Insider. Retrieved 2017-09-14. 
  20. ^ a b ExpovistaTV (2017-09-12), Bugatti Chiron Makes Land Speed Record., retrieved 2017-09-14 

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