The Chiron is the most modern interpretation of Bugatti’s brand DNA and embodies their new design language. The styling accentuates the performance aspect of the super sports car. The motto adopted by the Bugatti designers for the Chiron was “Form follows Performance”. Inspired through Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic the new design language is characterised by extremely generous surfaces, which are demarcated by pronounced lines in the case of the Chiron. Thereby most of these elements have a technical background and have been designed to fully accentuate the growing performance requirements of the Chiron.
In order to achieve a 25 percent increase in performance compared to its predecessor, almost every single part of the engine was looked at and newly developed. This feat of engineering resulted in the W16 engine of the Bugatti Chiron1 being able to develop an unbelievable 1,103 kW (1,500 bps) from its 8 litres of displacement. The engine reaches its maximum torque of 1,600 Nm thanks to the turbocharger which Bugatti actually even developed itself. The 4 turbochargers are now double-powered and already guarantee maximum torque at 2,000 rpm, and the torque is maintained at this level all the way up to 6,000 rpm. The result is unbelievable acceleration which only comes to an end in the twilight zone somewhere beyond the 400 km/h mark.
Technical data of the Bugatti Chiron (2017)
|Engine||16 Cylinder (W16) turbocharged nearly 1500BHP
Longitudinal mid-engine, all-wheel-drive
|Bore x stroke|
|Maximum torque||1600 Nm between 2000 and 6000 rpm|
|Maximum power||1500 hp|
|Top speed||>400 km/h|
|Acceleration||0-100 km/h < 2.5 s|
|Brakes||front||16.5 inch carbon ceramic disc with eight piston calipers|
|rear||15.7 inch carbon ceramic discs with six piston calipers|
|Kerb weight||1995 kg|
|Tyres||front||Custom made Michelin 285/30ZR20|
|rear||Custom made Michelin 355/25ZR21|