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Geneva: 8 Mind-Blowing Facts About the New Bugatti Chiron


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The Bugatti Veyron is an automotive legend, and rightfully so. For starters, this ultra-exotic machine sported an astronomical 1,000-horsepower engine that got even more muscular over its production run.


Not ones to rest on their prodigious laurels, this boutique French brand has been hard at work on a replacement car, and it was just revealed at the Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland. Allow us to introduce you to the all-new Chiron.

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Named after a centaur in Greek mythology, this machine claims more than its share of ďmosts.Ē According to Bugatti, itís the most powerful, fastest, luxurious and exclusive production super sports car in the world. One look at what it offers and weíre inclined to agree. Accordingly, here are the eight most mind-blowing facts about the Bugatti Chiron.

It has 1,500 Horsepower

Yes, you read that right. This machine features a stable of 1,500 horses, though torque measures a much more reasonable 1,180 lb-ft, which is available between 2,000 and 6,000 rpm. We reckon thatís plenty for a weekday commute to the office, no? A newly developed, quad-turbocharged, 8.0-liter W16 engine provides that thrust, which is probably enough to scramble your brain. Despite the crazy numbers, the press release assures us the car has ďoutstanding control in all speed ranges.Ē

This engine features 32 fuel injectors and extra measures of mass-reduction compared to its predecessor. Thanks to its engineering enhancements, it can inhale more than 60,000 liters of air per minute at full song. Sounds like Bugattiís trying to kick Sir Isaac Newton in the dick. Take that, physics!

High-Fiber Diet

As one would expect, this beast of a car is built around a space-aged carbon-fiber monocoque structure, just like a racing car. Similarly, its body is dressed in the pricey material to keep mass in check, but thatís not all. Even its airbag bursts through a covering made of carbon fiber, which the company claims is a worldís first.

Hereís an interesting tidbit from the press release: ďFor the first time, the rear end of the car is also made from carbon fibre. If all the fibres used in the monocoque were laid out end to end, they would stretch nine times the distance between the earth and the moon. The production of a monocoque takes four weeks.Ē

All-New Adaptive Chassis

The Chiron is the first Bugatti to benefit from an adaptive chassis, something that should aid its high-speed stability and further burnish its cornering credentials. It offers five separate driving programs and is backed up by bespoke Michelin tires and brand-new Formula One-grade brakes for true race-bred performance.

The Chironís Top Speed is 420 KM/H Ö Sort of

The Chironís top speed is 420 km/h, which is about 261 miles an hour, a few digits higher than what its predecessor was good for. But doesnít that seem kind of slow for a 1,500-horsepower cruise missile? Well, in fact it is. As it turns out, the carís electronically limited to that velocity on the street; it will be quicker on closed circuits, though Bugatti hasnít mentioned how much faster it can run. On the topic of sprinting, Chirons should be able to reach 62 miles an hour from a standstill in just 2.5 seconds. Bugatti is ready to claim the world speed record.

Gratuitous Luxury

Underscoring its ultra-luxury position in the marketplace (like it needs that, right?) the Bugatti Chironís front emblem is crafted of fine silver and covered in an enamel finish. Plus, just take a peek at this interior! Itís like living inside a peanut butter-colored cow, thereís so much rich leather!

It's Retro

Do you see any classic styling cues in the new Bugatti Chiron? Itís OK if you donít. It not like a Mustangís three-chamber tail lights or a BMW twin-kidney grille. If you look closely, the accentuated side lines of this beast were inspired by the unmistakable Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic, a legendary car from the art-deco age.
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Re: 8 Mind-Blowing Facts About the New Bugatti Chiron

I couldn't care less about how much faster it may be, or how much more technologically advanced. The last car was fast enough, and is a technological tour de force even today, but it wasn't remotely attractive. This new Bugatti is one fine piece of carbon fiber! I would do my best not to hit that!
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