Bugatti, one of the world’s most revered supercar manufacturers, delivered the first ever units of the Chiron, the replacement to the Veyron to customers at its plant in Molsheim, France. The company delivered three units of the Chiron to customers in Europe and the Middle East.
Each unit of the Chiron goes through a rigorous check from a team of 50 people who belong to the production, quality assurance and the logistics team. The company plans to produce up to 70 units of the Chiron in 2017. Also, there will be a Chiron on display at the ongoing 2017 Geneva Motor Show as well.
Bugatti was founded in 1909 in Molsheim, France by Ettore Bugatti. The brand has made a name for itself building some of the most exclusive and fast cars ever made. The sole vehicle it produces today is the Veyron 16.4, which vies for the honor of being the most expensive and fastest production car in the world.
Bugatti Chiron has been making waves in the motoring world since it was first announced. Powered by the 8.0-litre, quad-turbo W16 engine developing 1,480 bhp. The Bugatti Veyron replacement, which made an appearance last year at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show, has already laid claim to the title of the world’s most powerful production street car.
A latest revelation in reference to its specification makes the hypercar even more impressive – Wolfgang Durheimer, CEO, Bugatti told Evo UK magazine that the Chiron can sprint from 0 kmph to 402 kmph (250 mph) and come to a stop again in less than 60 seconds.
The French carmaker’s latest hypercar develops 1,480 horsepower and 1,600 Nm and can accelerate from a standstill to 100 kmph in under 2.5 seconds, to 200 kmph in less than 6.5 seconds, and to 300 kmph in under 13.6 seconds.
Furthermore, the Bugatti Chiron can dispatch an electronically-limited top-speed of 420 kmph. Interestingly, reports claim the car can achieve over 451 kmph without the limiter, perhaps even 463 kmph. However, the limiter is necessary considering the fact that the tyres apparently cannot endure the maximum speed.
The Bugatti Chiron’s nutty performance can be attributed to, among a handful of other factors, its turbocharging system. Much like the Veyron, the Chiron also gets four turbos albeit they’re 69 per cent larger than that of the Veyron’s.
To stave off the turbo lag, the Bugatti Chiron employs a two-stage system where the first two turbos are activated at 1,900 rpm and the exhaust is channeled into a flap that activates the remaining two turbos at 3,800 rpm, thus engaging the quad-turbo stage.
The Bugatti Chiron’s production run will be limited to 500 units. The company has already commenced the model’s production at its facility in Molsheim, where currently 12 units of the Chiron are being assembled. These 12 units of the Bugatti Chiron will be delivered to customers in the first quarter of 2017. Bugatti plans to manufacture another 70 models of the car this year.
The Bugatti Chiron gets a 8.0 Litre W16 engine fitted with four turbochargers and produces a maximum of 1,479 bhp or thereabouts. The peak torque produced is 1,600 Nm and the Chiron can reach an electronically limited top speed of an insane 420 kmph. The 0-100 kmph sprint is done in less than 2.5 seconds.
The 0-200 kmph and the 0-300 kmph come up in 6.5 seconds and 13.6 seconds respectively. The true extent of the Bugatti Chiron’s power is that it can do up to 463 kmph. The Chiron has a carbon fibre body structure, independent suspension and an AWD system as well. The Chiron makes close to 300 bhp more than the Veryon, its predecessor.
The Bugatti Chiron was first showcased at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show and Bugatti already has close to 200 orders for the Chiron.