Only 30 exclusive customers around the globe will be able to associate themselves to Bugatti's latest speed record achievement, courtesy of the Chiron Super Sport 300+.
Recently, Bugatti achieved the elusive milestone of crossing the 300mph (482.8km/h) speed barrier in a heavily modified 'longtail' version of the Chiron. The record-breaking 304.77mph (490.4km/h) run was done with racer Andy Wallace behind the wheel, at the Ehra-Lessien test track in Germany. With this achievement, Bugatti soon announced its retirement from this record-chasing career. However, as a swansong to this run, Bugatti has unveiled a production version of the record-setting Chiron prototype, called the Chiron Super Sport 300+. With a production run limited to just 30 units, Bugatti is confident that the order books for the Chiron Super Sport 300+ will close really quick. Production is set to begin in 2021.
Like the Veyron 16.4 Super Sport, the Chiron Super Sport 300+ also features exposed carbon fibre bodywork. However, the front & rear fascias have been redesigned, with the front receiving bigger air intakes & the rear receiving a bigger diffuser & a new layout for the quad-exhaust tips. The signature orange stripes have also found their way onto the Chiron Super Sport 300+, but customers will have an option to have them finished in a shade of their choice.
In terms of firepower, the Chiron Super Sport 300+ makes use of Chiron's 8.0-litre Quad-Turbo W16 motor. However, instead of the standard car's 1,497bhp, the motor in the Super Sport 300+ produces close to 1,577bhp. Also, the production-spec model won't have the roll cage or the massive array of gizmos inside the cabin. Instead, Bugatti will place back the passenger seat, which had been removed from the track prototype. Apart from this, the road-going model will also feature standard ride height & is also likely to get a speed limiter. However, even with the latter in place, the Chiron Super Sport 300+ is still likely to max out at around 440km/h, which isn't exactly slow.
Each unit of the Chiron Super Sport 300+ will carry a pre-tax price tag of about $3.5 million, demanding an extra $500,000 over the price of the standard Chiron. Some reports also suggest that this price includes customer access to the Ehra-Lessien test Track in Lower Saxony, Germany.