French supercar maker Bugatti has taken its over-the-top Chiron, and bestowed it with hardware that makes it capable of breaking 300 mph. Its 16-cylinder quad-turbo engine makes an insane 1578 hp, and it has upgraded aero to keep it glued to the tarmac at speed. Just 30 of the cars will be made, with prices starting at $3.9 million.
The $3.5 million, 1479bhp Bugatti Chiron Sport is theoretically capable of hitting 261 mph, according to Bugatti. But nobody outside of Bugatti themselves has achieved that. In this clip from UK auto mag Top Gear, editor-in-chief Charlie Turner attempts to hit that top speed on VW’s fabled Ehra-Lessien testing circuit.
Like the Chiron, the Bugatti Centodieci is powered by an 8.0L W16 engine, but that’s about where the similarities end. This $9 million special edition features a unique design inspired by the EB 110 Super Sport, plus it cuts weight, increases downforce by 200 lb, and bumps its horsepower to 1600. Just 10 will be made, and they’re all sold.
The titanium brake calipers on the Bugatti Chiron are the only ones in the world to be produced using 3D printing tech. Watch the calipers get tested at extreme speeds, as eight pistons and industrial-strength pads clamp down on a red-hot disc, sending sparks flying.
We recently got a look at the amazing life-size LEGO Technic replica of the Bugatti Chiron. Now go behind the scenes with the design and build team to see how this incredible vehicle came to life. We just want to make everything out of those flexible blue panels now.
A real Bugatti Chiron will set you back $2.5 million, but this one cost just 1,000,000 bricks… and 2,304 LEGO Power Function motors… and 4,032 Technic gears. This 3,300 lb Chiron makes just 5.3 hp with a top speed of 12.4 mph and is every bit as awesome as the real deal.
LEGO teamed up with hypercar maker Bugatti to create this incredible 1/8th scale, 3,599-piece replica of the Chiron, which measures 22″ long, and features details like an active rear wing, a working suspension, gearbox, and a W16 engine with pistons that move.
While we’ve still yet to see and hear Bugatti’s new Chiron hypercar flogged about at full speed, we’re already impressed by the epic exhaust note of its massive W16 engine, as shown in this video of one of the cars being unloaded for an exhibition in Vienna, Austria.
The Chiron has an 8L quad-turbocharged W-16 engine that produces up to 1478hp and 1180lb.ft. of torque, making it the world’s most powerful production street car. It goes from 0 to 62mph in 2.5s and has a limited top speed of 261mph. Each of its 500 units costs $2.6M.