Introduced on Tuesday at online instead of at the canceled Geneva International Motor Show, the Chiron Pur Sport is the brand’s second attempt at building a hypercar aimed at handling.
Bugatti considers the Chiron Pur Sport the spiritual successor to cars like the Type 13 and Type 35 that won road course and hill climb races in the early part of the last century. It will be limited to 60 units and cost $3.35 million based on current exchange rates.
Bugatti gives the Chiron Pur Sport better aerodynamics throughout the speed range, less weight, and a sportier suspension. The brand also cut 110 pounds out of the car compared to the standard Chiron.
Powering the Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport is the same 8.0-liter W16 engine as the regular Chiron generating 1,500 horsepower and 1,180 lb-ft of torque. However, a recalibrated automatic transmission has 15 percent closer gear ratios to improve the power distribution, which allows the Chiron Pur Sport to accelerate out of corners even more aggressively. The maximum engine speed has also increased by 200 rpm to 6,900 rpm. As a result, the Chiron PurSport accelerates from 37 to 74 mph almost two seconds faster than the regular Chiron and the elasticity values are 40 percent better.
The wheels received attention, too, and we’re not just talking about the design or the -2.5 camber angle. “[The two rings] suck air from the inside of the wheel to the outside, which creates downforce and improves the brake cooling by increasing airflow through the wheel,” Heyl explained. The 20-inch front and 21-inch rear wheels are made of magnesium to reduce unsprung mass by 35 pounds, and they’re wrapped by Bugatti-exclusive Michelin Sport Cup 2 R tires manufactured with a stickier compound, 285/30R20 up front and 355/25R21 at the rear. All told, the tweaks made at the Chiron’s four corners increase its lateral acceleration by 10%.
Inside, the Chiron Pur Sport is raw and minimalistic. Alcantara replaces leather on larger surfaces to save weight, the door panels have contrasting color cloth inserts and lasered patterns in the Alcantara, and all trim is either black anodized aluminum or titanium.
Production of the Chiron Pur Sport will start in the second half of 2020 and will be limited to just 60 units, each starting at an eye-watering $3.55 million.
Source: motor authority