1500HP Bugatti Chiron revealed at 2016 Geneva Motor Show
The new 2017 Bugatti Chiron, the world’s fastest and most powerful production car unveiled today ahead of 2016 Geneva Motor Show. The successor to the Bugatti Veyron, this ridiculous Bugatti Chiron comes with a 8.0-litre quad-turbo W16 engine, which produces 1500hp and 1600 Nm of peak torque. This enormous peak torque is available from 2000rpm to 6000rpm, while the top speed of the Chiron is electronically limited to 420 km/h (261mph). The 8.0-litre W16 is coupled with a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox and permanent four-wheel drive.
With 1500 horses under its belly, the new Bugatti Chiron sprints from 0 to 100km/h in less than 2.5 seconds, 0-200Km/h in less than 6.5 seconds and 0-300 km/h in less than 13.6 seconds. The production is limited to only 500 units and Bugatti claims that the 150 Chiron’s are already booked. The base price for Bugatti Chiron is astounding $2.6 million (2.4 million Euros) excluding tax.
The new Chiron is designed with a two-tone colour scheme (Single Colour option is also available) with incredibly striking bodywork with certain elements inspired from Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo. The Chiron uses a light weight carbon-fiber monocoque structure for better structural rigidity and stiffness. The most striking feature is the C-Shaped curve that originates from the A-pillar all the way around the rear haunches and back through the front wheel arch. This C-Shape sweeping curve defines the side profile and allows optimum airflow to the 16 Cylinder engine.
The quad LED headlights on the low, wide front face, elongated fenders and a new front bumper gives an aggressive look to front facia. The new Chiron is 14mm wider and 6mm taller than the Veyron, which means more headroom and footwell space inside.
The rear is shaped to reduce the drag and helps to create a suction effect for better stability during high speed manoeuvres. It features a rear spoiler, which automatically adjusts in four different positions: completely retracted, slightly extended (top speed mode), completely extended (high speed stability) and tilted fully forward to act as an air brake during heavy deceleration. The 1.6m wide light strip across the rear facia features 82 LEDs that act as a brake light, reversing light and indicators.
The new Chiron is fitted with a new ‘Adaptive Chassis’ suspension system with five driving programmes: Lift Mode (to conquer speed bumps), Auto Mode (Default mode), Autobahn Mode (high speed), Handling Mode (best for track use) and Top Speed Mode (to accelerate from 380kph to 420 kph).
With great power comes great need of wider wheels and big brakes. The 2017 Chiron is provided with a specially developed Michelin tyres, which measure 285/30 R20 at the front, and 355/25 R21 at the rear. The carbon-ceramic brake discs, made from carbon silicon carbide have grown in size and clamped with eight-piston callipers in the front and six-piston at the rear.
The mind-blowing interior of Chiron is tailor-made to its customer tastes. It features sports steering wheel with a large centrally located analogue speedometer flanked by two TFT screens. The TFT screens display various entertainment and driving information, and as the speed increases, the amount of info on the screen thins out, allowing the driver to concentrate more on the road. A central console is narrow and houses the transparent gear lever and four beautifully machined circular air-con dials.
Unlike the Veyron, a 44-litre boot is available under the bonnet.