Ahead of the commencement of production for the Chiron Pur Sport, Bugatti has taken the 60-unit-only limited-edition supercar to the Nardo Ring test track in Italy to carry out some final fine-tuning. Piloting the Chiron Pur Sport was none other than Bugatti test driver Andy Wallace, who was also behind the wheel of the record-breaking 300 mph (482 km/h) Bugatti Chiron.
Wallace put the the pre-production unit through its pace, providing feedback to enhance the tuning of the engine control system, running gear, brakes and gearbox. But most importantly, he also gave us this ridiculously awesome wallpaper-quality image of the Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport being airborne over a crest on the track. Goodness gracious me does it look incredible.
“Even though I have already been doing this job for a few years, I am actually in Nardo for the first time. I like the proving ground very much, above all the handling track with its many varied corners,” Wallace explained after his development outing.
“The fast right-left-right combinations on the demanding 6.2-kilometre long track are great fun in the Chiron Pur Sport. The shorter-ratio gearbox results in even more brutal acceleration out of the bends. The lateral acceleration potential is incredible. The Chiron Pur Sport gives the driver super direct feedback, which makes driving easier,” he added.
Aside from being an awesome track machine – which dominated the Nurburgring Nordschleife with ease – the Chiron Pur Sport is also still a luxurious sports car fit for the road, thus the engineering team will have to tune the car to suit the streets.
On that note, Wallace commented: “The Chiron Pur Sport is extremely agile for driving on public roads, but it still offers enough comfort. The engineers have set up the running gear perfectly. Firm and direct, but not too hard.”
Each of these 8.0-litre W16 powered monsters will run you three million Euros, at least. With only 60 units to be made, chances are you and I will never ever touch one of these in our lifetimes. At least we get to enjoy these beautiful photos…
Full-resolution images are available for download on the Bugatti media site, here.