“From the front splitter to the rear diffuser, every centimetre of its skin is designed for top speed”.
That’s how Bugatti summed up their latest creation, the Chiron Super Sport, and it should give you a clear idea of what it’s all about.
It’s got 1,600 hp and 1,600 Nm from an 8.0-litre 16-cylinder engine with four turbochargers and all that helps propel the Chiron Super Sport from 0 to 200 km/h in just 5.8 seconds.
Interestingly, the 0 to 100 km/h figure was not revealed although Bugatti did mention that it is 7% faster from 0 to 400 km/h compared to the standard Chiron.
Even the driving modes offer a hint of what this car is essentially built for; with one called the “Autobahn” and the other “Top Speed”.
But what makes this Chiron Super Sport so special, is its 440 km/h top speed. To achieve this, not only has Bugatti given the Super Sport larger turbos but also a new transmission.
Significant changes were made to the exterior as well. They’ve stretched the body to be 250 mm longer compared to a standard Chiron for better aerodynamics and to maximise downforce at the rear, they’ve installed a bigger rear diffuser and repositioned the exhausts to the sides; now looking like a pair of shotguns aimed at anyone stupid enough to get close.
The nine exhaust air holes on each fender are more than just a nod to the Bugatti EB 110 Super Sport. They also serve to release the air pressure from the front wheel wells, thereby generating streamlined downforce at the front.
The new aluminum wheels in a five-Y-spoke design are wrapped in newly-developed Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres; said to be the only tyres that can consistently drive up to 500 km/h. It is said that every tyre is x-rayed after being made in order to spot the tinniest defects.
Bugatti will soon begin with the manufacture of the Chiron Super Sport in Molsheim, France and each is set to cost (approx. RM16 million).