The Bugatti Chiron, the successor to the impressive Bugatti Veyron, was introduced at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show, and while production was always set to the limited at only 500 units, it took only 18 months for Bugatti to find 300 customers for this amazing hypercar from Molsheim, the fastest and most powerful production car in Bugatti’s 112-year history, and while sales kept going despite the global pitfalls over the last few years, Bugatti just announced the last cars in the Chiron line up are being built as we speak, and very few build slots remain of either the Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport or the Bugatti Chiron Super Sport.
Right now the last units of the regular Chiron and the Chiron Sport are being completed at the Bugatti Atelier in Molsheim, to make place for the final encore in the Chiron lineage, with the Pur Sport and Super Sport models, less than 40 slots are available for new customers, so it’s probably safe to say Bugatti is already hard at work on a replacement for the Chiron, especially with the merger with Rimac, so the next generation Bugatti will certainly be a hybrid, perhaps even a full-electric model, but back to the current top of the line model, the Chiron.
Hendrik Malinowski, Director of Sales and Operations, comments: “Our discerning customer base across the world consists of true Bugatti connoisseurs. They are hard-working, self-made individuals who regard owning one or multiple Bugatti masterpieces as the realization of a dream. They understand the devotion behind the pioneering design and engineering of each Chiron model. Their appreciation for the provenance and performance of our hyper sports cars comes from a genuine passion for the brand. With the Chiron Pur Sport and Super Sport, we are offering customers the culmination of years of continual development of the Chiron platform. This spectrum of performance, whether it be hitting the apex on-track, or cruising on Autobahns in total luxury, takes the Chiron to an entirely new level. Now with so few build slots remaining, the purity of the W16 recipe is being honored in style.”
The Bugatti Chiron reached her first production car record in 2017, setting a new 0-400-0 km/h world record in a mere 41.96 seconds, the fastest time ever reached and officially measured at the time. Continuing a run of unrelenting success, just two years later, the Chiron reached speeds once through to be unreachable by a road car when a close to production prototype ready evolution of the hyper sports car surpassed the magic 300 mph limit with a speed of 304.773 mph (490.484 km/h), a world record that stunned the automotive world and secured the Chiron’s status as an unquestionable automotive legend.
Power in the Bugatti Chiron comes from a quad-turbo W16 engine that delivers 1,500 PS and 1,600 Nm of torque, an absolute record for a production car back in 2010, the figures only solidified the Chiron’s position at the top with an acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in 2.4 seconds, reaching 200 km/h after just 6.1 seconds, and 300 km/h comes in 13.1 seconds … staggering figures for an ICE powered only hypercar.
In 2020, we first saw the Chiron Pur Sport, created as an uncompromising hyper sports car, optimized for dynamic agility and downforce, the Pur Sport comes with new aerodynamics, a new transmission, and a 50-kilogram weight reduction together with a firmer suspension, combined with a massive 1,90-meter wide rear wing and close-ratio transmission.
But things got even better in 2021 with the unveiling of Bugatti’s latest masterpiece: the Chiron Super Sport, which alongside the Pur Sport will make up the final 40 units of Bugatti’s 500-strong Chiron production run. As the quintessence of luxury and speed, the Chiron Super Sport has been designed to embrace supreme longitudinal speed without compromising luxury and comfort.
As such, the Chiron Super Sport is regarded as the ultimate Grand Tourisme, capable of crossing continents in a heartbeat. Defined by its longtail design, the Super Sport achieves extreme levels of aerodynamic efficiency, enabling the hyper sports car to reach speeds of up to 440 km/h. With an upgraded version of the renowned Bugatti 8.0-liter W16 engine, the Super Sport outputs 1,600PS – increasing power by 100PS over the base Chiron.
The milestones in the five-year production run of the Bugatti Chiron:
March, 2017: The very first Chiron customer deliveries take place following its global unveiling at Geneva International Motorshow in 2016.
May, 2018: a customer in the Middle East receives the chassis 100 in the Chiron production run
February, 2020: production of the Chiron is halfway with the 250th Chiron produced in the limited production run of 500 units
March, 2021: a Pur Sport as one of just 60 vehicles marks the 300th Chiron to leave the Atelier in Molsheim
November, 2021: the Chiron Pur Sport and Super Sport will complete the Chiron family production as the final 40 units.