The latest member of the Bugatti family, the Chiron Pur Sport, which is mainly made to engulf the race tracks with its W16 monster engine already hits the track.
The Pur Sport is far more than just another Chiron with a different livery as the quad-turbo beast has gone through extensive hardware changes. It boasts a firmer chassis and a shorter-ratio gearbox, while the 8.0-liter engine now revs to 6,900 rpm (+200 rpm) and the Michelin Sport Cup 2R tires are a new development to offer 10-percent more grip.
Bugatti decided to evaluate the hypercar at this particular circuit because of the track’s complexity. The 4.2-kilometre circuit has nine right turns and 10 left turns, with 44 crests and dips, as well as a change in elevation of 70 meters.
Further tests are scheduled to take place later this year at the Nürburgring ahead of a production start scheduled for the second half of 2020. Only 60 cars will be made at €3 million a pop.