Unlike its siblings, straight line speed isn’t on the agenda for this Bugatti Chiron…
Despite focusing its efforts on record-breaking top speeds since the Veyron’s 2005 inception, Bugatti has also held a number of racing accolades in its 110 year history. In an attempt to prove that the Chiron’s abilities extend from the straights into the corners, the firm has shaved weight from the hypercar and tweaked it for track performance, or at least twisty roads.
Bugatti’s Chiron Pur Sport adopts new lightweight components and materials for a lower overall kerb weight and adds various chassis adjustments. New aerodynamic, magnesium wheels are the most significant item, reducing weight by 16kg overall, with titanium brake pad base panels shaving a further 2kg. Various other adjustments take total weight savings for the Pur Sport to a not-insignificant 50kg.
The most notable addition on the Chiron Pur Sport over the standard car is its new wing, spanning 1.9m across the car’s rear end – the fixed unit ditches heavy hydraulic componentry for weight savings, and helps to provide lower speed downforce alongside the new diffuser and front splitter. Also new is the Super Sport 300+-esque front bumper, with wider, larger air intakes for additional cooling.
At the heart of the car is the same 1479bhp, 1180lb ft 8-litre quad-turbocharged W16 as in the standard model. Despite an identical power output, top speed is limited to a mere 350kph due to fettled gearing. The marque claims that 80% of the transmission has been altered, with gearing 15% closer together for a 60-120km/h time almost 2sec faster than standard.
Bugatti President, Stephan Winkelmann, said: ‘By cutting the weight by 50 kilogrammes while simultaneously boosting the downforce and configuring an uncompromising, sporty chassis as well as a suspension setup, the Chiron Pur Sport1 boasts incredible grip, sensational acceleration and extraordinarily accurate handling. It’s the most uncompromising yet agile Bugatti of recent times.’
This being a model designed for corners, springs are now 65% stiffer at the front, 33% at the rear, and thanks to a partnership with Michelin, it also receives bespoke ‘Bugatti Sport Cup 2 R’ tyres (285 front, 355 rear) for better cornering abilities.
Pricing and availability is yet to be disclosed, but it’s safe to say it’ll cost you more than the $3.2m of the standard car…
This article originally appeared at evo.co.uk
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