When it first debuted, the was nothing short of hypercar history. The tradition continues with the 2018 Bugatti Chiron specs, which are more impressive than its predecessor. What’s more, this powerhouse is a dream to drive, with fluid steering, seamless handling and enormous power under the hood. Topping out at 261 mph, the Chiron speeds from 0-60 in a mere 2.5 seconds thanks to an 8-liter, 16-cylinder engine pumping out 1,479 horsepower. Even with its overwhelming speed and power, the Chiron offers a smooth and inviting road experience.
Styled in classic fashion, the exterior boasts the trademark shape and sleek lines. The hypercar’s rounded shape and bullet-like profile exude speed and ease. The interior of the vehicle is a mix of modern stylistic approach with a nod to historical architecture. Interior colors compliment one another and highlight key features like the center console, which is shaped like the flying buttresses that shaped the architecture of the Gothic era. When it comes to technology, the Chiron mirrors a minimalist design with two high-resolution screens, balanced against an analog speedometer.
BUGATTI CHIRON SPECS:
Horsepower: 1479 hp
Torque: 1,180 lb-ft
0-60 MPH: 2.5 Seconds
0-250 MPH: 32.6 Seconds
60-0 Braking: 103 ft
Top Speed: 261 mph
Bugatti Chiron Review
Only a few times in history has one car been the focus of a huge multinational automaker. Because the Bugatti Chiron specs are a statement by VW, nothing was left to chance. Driving a Chiron or Veyron is just as impressive as you would believe. It makes no sacrifices to comfort or style that is often seen in high-horsepower cars. Steering is quick and easy, but it doesn’t have enough feedback for a true enthusiast. Visibility is quite well, and that goes for bystanders also. The problem with driving a Bugatti is that it distracts every motorist around you. You must have 360 degrees of anticipation because it obviously drives the public insane.
Bugatti Chiron Engine
If we were to think about internal combustion engines in a logical manner, more cylinders would mean more power. Cadillac used this mentality to build their V16 flagships in the late 1930s. Bugatti resurrected the sixteen cylinders in a few concepts, and they shocked the world with the Veyron’s power. To engine designers, there is nothing new under the sun. So they took inspiration from the Jetta VR6 and simply scaled it up. In general, the W16 engine is essentially two VR8 engines. Essentially they added 4 cylinders to the W12 found in Bentley, Audi, as well as a few VW models. The Bugatti Chiron specs are slightly improved than the Veyron by the use of sequential turbochargers. Instead of having to awaken 4 equally sized turbos on the Veyron, the Chiron keeps two smaller units spinning and ready to make boost.
Bugatti Chiron Transmission
Before the return of Bugatti, no transmission capable of holding such power had been conceived. So it took the Formula 1 masters at Ricardo to built a new 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox. The dry-sump system has multiple cooling circuits and it sends power to a multi-plate rear differential. The front end is controlled by a Haldex unit, similar to what Lamborghini and Audi use. With the Chiron making 1,500 horsepower, Ricardo decided to demand the very best from their suppliers. Each component has been tested to destruction to ensure years of worry-free shifting. Regardless of your feelings about the dual-clutch transmission, the Chiron unquestionably proves the potency of the design.
Bugatti Chiron Brakes
If you really need to stop, you should consider AP Racing. They engineered the Bugatti Chiron specs to allow for 249-0 mph in 10 seconds. The massive rotors measure 16.5” front and 15.7” out back. Although they have considered the idea of titanium calipers, the Chiron’s production units are 8-piston front and 6 piston rear. Each piston is a unique size to maximize the swept area. Using a few aerodynamic tricks, the front rotor heat shields create a turbine effect, increasing downforce at cruising speeds. Because the carbon ceramic discs were designed to last the life of the car, the brake pads are your only point of wear.
Bugatti Chiron Design
Louis Chiron was a famous racer from Monaco. His victories with Bugatti are memorable because he was among the oldest entrants in the races. The elder driver put Bugatti on the podium around the world, so several references to the letter C are found throughout. Moreover, the gorgeous quarter panel is one piece of carbon fiber from the roof to the rocker panels. In the cockpit, a central spine runs from the roof to the floor, splitting the rear view like the timeless Type 57. The body is offered with paint or visible carbon fiber, which is book-matched down the centerline.
Bugatti Chiron Interior
Only a few parts carried over from the Veyron. Bugatti Chiron specs the La Maison Pur Sang. What translates as a home for purebred Bugatti models, they will tailor-make the interior to your liking. This includes contours of the seat, unlimited color choices, and bespoke pedals for your legs only. Controls are carved from billet aluminum, and leather comes from farms without barbed wire. Accordingly, there is no plastic to be found. The interior is not snapped together on an assembly line. It is crafted by master coachbuilders in a manner that has almost been lost to the ages.
Bugatti Chiron Price
If you are looking to purchase a new example, Bugatti Chiron specs the price between $2.5 and $3 Million dollars. If you have that much discretionary income, the final number is not open for debate. For that value, you will have a car that is ensured to increase in value. Depreciation is not an issue if you can find another with the same options, and that isn’t going to happen. Just like the Veyron, no two examples of the Chiron will be alike. That is part of the mystique of having unlimited options.
Bugatti Chiron Standout Features
An electronic speed limiter will keep you at 261 mph. This is because the tires will begin to self-destruct due to heat. At top speed, you will only have 7 minutes of fuel. The computer allows the small and large turbos to overlap at 3,800 rpm, ensuring smooth transitions in intake airflow. Speaking of the intakes, at full load the Bugatti Chiron specs the engine swallows 2,118 cubic feet of air each minute. That is around 4.2 times a typical 500 cfm 4-barrel carburetor. The best feature are the Bugatti Flying Doctors. If your car is sick, they can monitor every sensor over the internet, and your car’s vitals are displayed to the technicians at the factory. Should a repair be needed, a supercar surgeon is flown from France to your garage.
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