Ever since the Veyron, Bugatti has pushed the boundary when it comes to speed. So the speed of the new 2017 Bugatti Chiron shouldn’t come as a shock. Yet, somehow, it does.
The 2017 Chiron is the new fastest car in the world, surpassing Bugatti’s own Veyron, which holds the former record of 269.86 mph; you can say Bugatti have pulled a James Cameron. When limited, the car reaches a maximum speed of 261 mph.
However, Bugatti can remove the limiter and this will let it reach its true top speed of an absurd 285 mph. But there are only a few places in the world where you can safely reach that speed. The car’s acceleration isn’t bad, either. It goes from 0 to 60 mph in just under 2.5 seconds.
The Chiron is powered by an 8.0-liter W16 engine that produces 1,500 horsepower. It has four turbochargers, all of them 69% bigger than the Veyron’s. They are responsible for the car generating 1,180 pound-feet of torque.
The engine is exposed and the cylinder layout and power output are imprinted on it. But the engine isn’t exposed just for looks; it helps to dissipate the massive amount of heat the car generates when it’s producing all that horsepower.
You can control all that power through a custom 7-speed, twin-clutch transmission along with a permanent four-wheel-drive system.
The Bugatti Chiron is as luxurious as it is powerful. The interior epitomizes comfort and luxury. The steering wheel is available with carbon fiber inserts or in full leather. The speedometer goes up to 310 mph and resembles a Swiss watch. You can also pick between standard seats and sport seats. Furthermore, Bugatti offers eight colors for Alcantara along with 31 colors for the leather.
Only 500 Bugatti Chiron’s will be built, which means the car will probably never be sold for anything less than the $2.6 million asking price. It’s already received more than 200 orders, and it wouldn’t be a surprise if it gets sold out by the end of the year.
After all, the typical Bugatti customer is someone owns an average of 42 luxury cars, 1.4 yachts, and 1.7 jets.