Bugatti Chiron recalled worldwide

By Tushaar Singh Gill | on December 10, 2017

It looks like the world's most widely recognised hypercar isn't impervious to faults either.

A total of 47 units of the Bugatti Chiron have been recalled globally.

The affected units of the hypercar are said to have defective welds in the seat recliner brackets. Such a defect is a big safety hazard in a car like the Chiron, which can attain mind-numbing speeds in a jiffy. A malfunctioning seat recliner can also potentially misbehave during hard braking. 

Bugatti understands that Chiron owners may not be pleased to learn that their hypercar, on which they spent a fortune on, is plagued by quality control issues. Therefore, to make owners’ lives easier, the French company is scheduling pickups, and itself transporting the affected cars to its dealers for inspection - at no cost, obviously.

As a refresh, the Bugatti Chiron gets its firepower from an 8.0-litre, W16 quad-turbo engine that pumps 1,479bhp and 1600Nm. It zooms from 0-100km/h in just 2.5 seconds and has a top speed of 420km/h - which is limited by the tyres, mind you. The Chiron is also one of the last hypercars to not use any form of electrification to achieve monumental speeds. 

Bugatti hasn't officially launched the Chiron in India as yet.

Tags: Bugatti Bugatti Chiron

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