Since 2016, Bugatti has introduced three iterations of the Chiron hypercar globally.
Bugatti will be building only 40 more units of the Chiron hypercar that replaced the Veyron a few years ago. The final examples, set to be a mix of Chiron Super Sport and Pur Sport models, will wrap up a run of 500 units for the French hypercar five years after it first went on sale.
“With the Chiron Pur Sport and Super Sport, we’re offering customers the culmination of years of continual development of the Chiron platform,” said Bugatti sales director Hendrik Malinowski to our sister publication, Autocar UK. “This spectrum of performance, whether it be hitting the apex on track or cruising on autobahns in total luxury, takes the Chiron to an entirely new level. Now with so few build slots remaining, the purity of the W16 recipe is being honoured in style.”
The Chiron was launched in 2016, commanding a price tag of £2 million and offering 1,479hp from a quad-turbocharged W16 engine that was comprehensively updated from the unit previously deployed in the Veyron. It was capable of 0-100kph in 2.4sec and an electronically limited top speed of 420kph, and later variants have bumped those figures up.
The dynamically focused Chiron Pur Sport arrived in 2020, promising improved agility and downforce courtesy of a new aerodynamics package, stiffer suspension and various weight-shedding measures. Its springs are also 65 percent stiffer at the front and 33 percent at the rear. The Chiron Super Sport brings an uprated engine with revised internals for £2.75m. It borrows its mechanicals from the speed-record-breaking Chiron Super Sport 300+, with a further emphasis on refinement.
Like the Pur Sport, the Super Sport retains its quad-turbocharged 8.0-litre W16 petrol engine, but with output boosted to 15,78hp for a top speed of 436.1kph.