Bugatti, the renowned French luxury supercar manufacturer, has unveiled the brand-new Chiron Pur Sport Grand Prix edition. It is an outcome of the brand's Sur Mesure customisation program and is intended for a Singaporean buyer. With its door panel displaying the number 32, the hypercar pays homage to the Type 51 from the 1931 Grand Prix. Louis Chiron, the racing driver whose name inspired that of the Veyron's successor, drove this to victory. In their factory-backed Bugatti Type 51, Chiron and co-driver Achille Varzi won the race and held the lead for more than eight hours. Chiron went on to become a well-known racer and is still the oldest person to have finished a race in Formula 1, finishing sixth in the 1955 Monaco GP.
The new Chiron Pur Sport GP Edition further commemorates the firm's commitment to bespoke craftsmanship while also celebrating the iconic racing culture that distinguished Bugatti for a long time. Notably, the Sur Mesure program allows Bugatti's discerning customers to create unique, personalised vehicles that are a reflection of their preferences. The new variant, which blends cutting-edge technical engineering with a design evoking the golden age of racing, is a stunning example of this customised approach.
Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport Grand Prix Edition: Styling Highlights
On the design front, the car sports a vibrant red accent paint job over a Blanc White base. As mentioned earlier, the red hand-painted '32' lettering on the doors is a tribute to the 1931 French Grand Prix-winning Bugatti Type 51. The special edition model also has red Bugatti branding on its rear wing. A closer look reveals that the racing stripes are actually tiny Bugatti logos that are painted on the front fenders, extend from the headlights to the doors, and end at the back of the car. The engine cover's red-tinted carbon fibre, which contrasts with the exposed carbon fibre used on the top, rear deck, and wing, is another noteworthy design element. On a contrasting black background, the EB Bugatti logos and 'Chiron,' 'W16,' and '1500' legends have been highlighted in red.
Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport Grand Prix Edition: Interior Layout
The manufacturer hasn't released any interior photos of the recently revealed special edition. However, the leather-lined cabin appears to match the exterior appearance, with black upholstery and red accents. According to Bugatti, this Pur Sport is one of two models with a Grand Prix theme. One was shown earlier this year in a dark two-tone finish of Matte Black Carbon over Matte Jet Grey, but another was utilised to roll out the Sur Mesure programme two years back.
Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport Grand Prix Edition: Mechanical Specifications
Starting off with the mechanical specs, the Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport Grand Prix Edition is propelled by the same engine as the standard Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport model. It comes equipped with an 8.0-litre W16 engine that cranks out 1,600Nm of maximum torque and 1,479bhp of peak power. In comparison to the Pur Sport's previous version, this unit is mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission with 15 per cent shorter gear ratios. Furthermore, the Chiron Pur Sport gains access to a new ESC Sport+ drive mode that allows drifting.
Besides, a revised suspension system is also included for the Pur Sport as a result of its reduced total weight. Bugatti engineers replaced the original factory tyres with the new Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres.
To conclude, the Pur Sport is designed to tackle turns at high speeds, weighs 110 pounds less than a standard Chiron, and has origins dating back to Bugatti's early hillclimb racers. Despite this, we fully anticipate a laid-back lifestyle free from the pressures of competition for this one-of-two (or three) Chiron Pur Sport GP.