Fast Lane

Icons don’t come around often, but when they do, they’re impossible to ignore. With the introduction of the Bugatti Chiron, an icon is taken even further. Its price tag is staggering, but so is its design, engineering, performance, and speed.

By Riccardo Tucci

Bugatti is celebrating a world premiere at the Geneva international motor show: The French luxury brand is unveiling the Bugatti Chiron, the most powerful, luxurious and most exclusive super sports car in the world.

The Chiron is the latest generation of the ultimate super sports car. The sports car manufacturer headquartered in Molsheim with a storied tradition has taken the unique features of a modern Bugatti to an entirely new level, developing a high-performance machine that is significantly improved in every respect.

With a power output of 1,500 HP (unprecedented for production vehicles), an exceptionally high torque value (1,600 Nm between 2,000 and 6,000 rpm) and a wide variety of technical innovations, the Chiron sets new standards in every respect. The Chiron is well-positioned to become the next world speed record holder and reach a maximum speed significantly above the record currently held by Bugatti and a wide v manufacturer has limited the maximum speed of the new car to 420 km/h for road use.

Only 500 of these exceptional cars are to be produced, with the basic price set at advance orders have already been received for one third of the production run. The first vehicle is due to be delivered this autumn.

“It is part of human nature to cross boundaries and set new records – to run 100 m faster than ever before, to fly even further into space and to enter new realms. This striving is also our driving force at Bugatti,” said Wolfgang Dürheimer, President of Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S. “The Chiron is the result of our efforts to make the best even better.” With the Chiron, Dürheimer said that Bugatti had left the dimensions, which define the operations of all market players and had established new paradigms that had previously not existed. “Bugatti has tested the limits of physics. There is no area where we have not achieved significant improvements.”  “It is part of human nature to cross boundaries and set new records – to run 100 m faster than ever before, to fly even further into space and to enter new realms. This striving is also our driving force at Bugatti,” said Wolfgang Dürheimer, President of Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S., at the presentation of the Chiron. “The Chiron is the result of our efforts to make the best even better.”

The Bugatti Chiron is the world’s first super sports car to bring 1,500 HP onto the road with a torque of 1.600 Nm at 2,000 to 6,000 rpm with tremendous effectiveness, extremely high safety levels and unprecedented comfort.

SPECS
ENGINE
W16 TURBO
POWER
1,500 hp
TORQUE
1,600 Nm
0 TO 62 MPH
< 2.5 seconds
TOP SPEED
420 km/h
WEIGHT
1995 kg