Meet the Bugatti Chiron Sport…
By Bryan D on March 12, 2018
Bugatti are a manufacturer that are renowned for producing lightning-quick cars. The Veyron was the fastest car on the planet at one point. But, since the Veyron days, they’ve gone on to produce the Chiron, which is a wonderful supercar that is owned by few, but admired by millions.
It’s been two years since the Chiron was released, and now the French manufactured have evolved it by creating a Chiron Sport. Although it doesn’t have many tweaks, and still utilizes the same engine so therefore the same power, it’s allegedly a much faster model around corners. That’s because Bugatti have implemented certain features which alters the way it drives, and provides more control to the driver.
The Sport version has a dynamic handling package, which combines beautifully with a stiffer suspension. Plus, the suspension has a new control strategy for the shock absorbers to coincide with it, which ensures the suspension reacts 10-percent stiffer than the normal Chiron. Additionally, there’s an innovative dynamic torque vectoring function, which distributes torque to each individual wheel.
According to Bugatti, this will “significantly improve the steering behaviour.” But, arguably the largest factor in the speed increase is the reduction in weight. Amazingly, the Chiron Sport is 40 pounds lighter, as a result of carbon fiber wheels, intercooler cover and windscreen wipers. Yes, you read that right, Bugatti are the first manufacturer to utilize carbon fiber on their wipers.
Oh, and they’ve also made the glass lighter in the rear windows and lowered the weight of the exhaust deflector. When the team took it around the Nardo test track, the Sport went around corners five-seconds faster, completing them at more than 124 miles per hour. Stephan Wineklmann, President of Bugatti, stated –
“We have developed the Chiron Sport for customers wanting an even sportier driving experience with their Chiron, with improved lateral dynamics on winding roads. What was important for us was to leave unchanged the unique character of the Chiron, its combination of ultimate performance, longitudinal acceleration and maximum speed with luxury, comfort and everyday usability.”
If this awesome car has got your juices flowing, then be prepared to pay in the region of $3.67!