A lighter, nimbler and just as powerful Bugatti Chiron Sport has been revealed.
At the 2018 Geneva Motor Show, Bugatti has just revealed a more hardcore version of the Chiron. The Bugatti Chiron Sport is just as powerful but lighter and more agile than the standard car. All this to cater to customers who believe that just 1,500 ponies are not enough.
The Chiron Sport, though, uses the same engine and gearbox that develops 1,497bhp and 1,600Nm of torque. Bugatti has gone to the lengths to make the Chiron handle much better and make it go faster by focusing on improving the chassis and reducing its weight.
Though it doesn’t sound much, but the Chiron Sport has lost 18kgs with the use of lighter wheels, glass and certain components made of carbon fibre. Bugatti have even given the Chiron Sport carbon-fibre windscreen wipers, which, according to Bugatti, has helped reduced their weight by 77%. Additionally, the brake callipers are made from titanium developed and moulded using 3D printing technology.
As for the handling, the shocks have been retuned to be stiffer, with a retuned steering rack. Bugatti has also included torque vectoring with the all-wheel-drive system to aid better cornering abilities, allowing power from the engine to not only be sent from front-to-back but also from side-to-side. All of this have accumulated to allow the Chiron Sport to lap the Nardo handling test track a full five seconds quicker than the standard Chiron as claimed by Bugatti.
Visually, the Sport differentiates itself from the standard Chiron by being available in a limited selection of colours at the front and coupled with an exposed carbon fibre finished rear panels. The design of the patterns on the alloy wheels are also bespoke, in addition to the quad-exhaust pipes. The interior is finished with darker-coloured materials, with black anodised material used for the switchgear that compliments the black leather and Alcantara on the seats and panels.
Now that we have you hooked to the Chiron Sport, you can now place your booking by giving a quick call to Bugatti that will tell you the ‘base’ price of the car is €2.98 million (~Rs 23.9 crore).