“Automobiles Ettore Bugatti” is a French car manufacturer founded by “Ettore Bugatti” in 1909. The company is now owned by the “Volkswagen Groups” and is currently well known as a builder of limited production exclusive sports cars. Some famous cars built by Bugatti include the “Type 55” which was a road going version of their Grand Prix car and the “Bugatti Veyron” which has held the title of the fastest production car in the world. But knowing that they wouldn’t be able to hold onto that title forever “Bugatti” began designing and creating a car that would challenge the laws of physics. And after 10 years of hard work this is what they have to show for it….
This is the “Bugatti Chiron”, successor to the “Bugatti Veyron” and a car so fast the only limiting factor is its rubber.
Where the Buatti Veyron was designed and produced with raw power in mind the “Bugatti Chiron” was designed in an air tunnel. This was to ensure maximum aerodynamic capabilities to help achieve a higher top speed and acceleration times than its predecessor. The centre grille of the car is called the “Horse Shoe” which in many places is known as a token of good luck. This “Horse Shoe” grille has been a staple of Bugatti designs since the 1930s and is also featured on the new “Bugatti Divo”. On the side of the Chiron is a distinctive curve which Bugatti call the “Bugatti line” or “C line” which is lined with a giant piece of unbroken aluminium. However this curve isn’t just to make the car look good but it’s also functional. The “Bugatti line” hides air vents which funnel air directly into the engine bay to help cool the massive engine.
With a sticker price of $3 million, Bugatti had to make the interiors a place their customers would love to be in. With that in mind there is no part of the Chiron’s interior that is ugly to look at. Every inch of the interior is covered in leather, carbon fibre, alcantara and aluminium. Even the key of the Chiron is made of aluminium with leather stitching on the outside. In simple words the interior of the Chiron is just as beautiful as the exterior.
The Chiron has borrowed a few parts from the Veyron, but the biggest has to be its engine. The “Bugatti Chiron” uses an 8.0-litre Quad-turbocharged W16 which produces 1,480hp and 1,180 lb-ft of torque. The Chiron can do 0-100 km/h in 2.8 secs, 0-200 km/h in 6.5 secs, 0-300 km/h in 13.6 secs and 0-400 km/h in 32.6 secs and its top speed is electronically limited to 420 km/h for safety reasons. Mainly due to its tyres since tyre manufacturers say that no tyre currently being produced can handle the stress at the top speed the Chiron is capable of achieving.
Back in 2010, Bugatti stunned the world when the Veyron took back its title of the fastest production car from the “SSC Ultimate Aero TT”. This time the only thing stopping them from taking their title back is tyres. However, with new competition coming up in the “Koenigsegg Regera” and the “Henessey Venom GT”, Bugatti need to move faster than they did before.