Bugatti Chiron


Antiguo y Clásico
Sep 30, 2009
Bugatti Chiron revealed at Geneva 2016: the world has a new fastest production car

Consider the supercar goalposts moved. This is the new Bugatti Chiron, the world’s fastest, most powerful production car yet.

The successor to the Veyron, unveiled today prior to the Geneva motor show, costs more than 2.4m Euros, packs a 1480bhp punch and has a top speed limited to 261mph.

New Bugatti Chiron: the numbers

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It’s powered by an extensively redeveloped version of the Veyron’s 8.0-litre quad-turbo W16, which produces what is claimed to be the highest figure yet extracted from a production car: 1500 metric horsepower (or 1480bhp). Maximum torque is an equally enormous 1180lb ft, spread between 2000 and 6000rpm.

Top speed is electronically limited for road use(!), to 420km/h (261mph). The limiter’s there primarily for reasons of tyre durability. That actually makes it a touch slower than the Veyron Super Sport’s record V-max of 267mph, but the maths say the Chiron could top 285-287mph or so with the limiter removed. Bugatti isn’t quoting an official unrestricted top speed for the time being.

Nor is there an official 0-62mph just yet, but Bugatti reckons it’ll be ‘less than’ 2.5 seconds.






Engine: 7993cc W16 quad-turbo, 1480bhp @ 6700rpm, 1180lb ft @ 2000-6000rpm

Transmission: Seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox, permanent four-wheel drive with Haldex coupling at front differential, electronically controlled locking rear differential

Suspension: Double-wishbone front and rear, electronically controlled adaptive dampers

Brakes: 420mm discs, eight-piston calipers (front), 400mm discs, six-piston calipers (rear)

Performance: Top speed 261mph (limited for ‘road use’) in Top Speed mode, 236mph in Handling mode, 0-62mph under 2.5sec

Weight: 1995kg dry