The Bugatti name is synonymous with speed, and its latest road weapon doesn’t disappoint.
Bugatti has revealed its new Chiron Super Sport, a high performance version of its already ballistic Chiron supercar.
Priced from €3.2m, which after taxes and import duties would set Aussie buyers back about $7.25m.
All that money pays for stonking performance with an 8.0-litre W16 with four turbochargers making 1176kW and 1600Nm matched to a seven-speed dual clutch auto and all wheel drive.
Bugatti managed to squeeze out 100kW more than the regular Chiron by improving the turbochargers, oil pump and other engine components as well as increasing the engine’s max rpm to 7100.
To put the Chiron Super Sport’s power into perspective it is about the same as 10 Toyota Corollas combined.
The Chiron Super Sport can sprint from 0-100km/h in just 2.4 seconds, which is the same as the regular Chiron. But it gets faster, going from zero to 200km/h in a neck snapping 5.8 seconds and 0-300km/h in 12.1 seconds.
Its top speed is limited to 440km/h, which makes it one of the fastest production cars on the planet.
The Chiron’s performance is assisted by multiple upgraded aerodynamic features creating masses of down force and newly developed Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres to give greater grip than lesser Chiron models.
Jachin Schwalbe, head of Bugatti chassis development, says the range of aerodynamic improvements make the vehicle feel much safer at higher speeds.
“We tweaked all possible parameters when developing the chassis in order to achieve the best possible setup for immense acceleration as well as the unique Bugatti luxury and comfort experience,” says Schwalbe.
“Even on long bends taken at high speeds, the rear remains calm and neutral, resulting in a very composed drive in the Chiron Super Sport. Our focus at top speed is on absolute driving stability coupled with comfort,” he says.
Despite its insane speed the Chiron is still a fair way off the world’s fastest production car.
The Tuatara’s actual top speed was 532km/h, but the official record is made up of an average of two timed runs, one in each direction to account for wind resistance.
The mind-melting speed record was achieved on a closed section of highway in Nevada, outside of Las Vegas. It’s the same place the European-made Koenigsegg Regara RS set its 447km/h record back in 2017.
Originally published as Mind blowing new supercar revealed