5 Things To Know About The New Bugatti Chiron
A stunning two-tone Bugatti Chiron caused quite a stir when it was unveiled at Hong Kong's Gold Coast Motor Festival. Read on to learn more about this exquisite road beast below:
Named after a legend
The car is named after Louis Chiron, a legendary racing driver who won virtually every major Grand Prix for Bugatti in the 1920s and 1930s.
Louis' name was more closely connected with the history of Bugatti than any other racing driver, and he was greatly admired by Ettore Bugatti as they both shared the same values of precision, respect and perfection.
A mind-blowing 1500 hp is delivered from an 8 litre 16 cylinder engine with not one, not two, but four turbochargers. It takes only 32.6 seconds to reach 400 km/h from a standstill and an incredible 9.3 seconds to come to a complete stop, thanks to the specially developed carbon ceramic brakes with eight pistons.
The devil's in the details
The highlight has to be the C-shaped LED illumination system which mirrors the Bugatti's exterior signature line blending beauty and functionality.
The speedometer, which is mechanical instead of a TFT screen as found in most cars nowadays, displays up to 500 km/h. The central console is milled from a single piece of solid aluminium.
Absolutely no plastic can be found in there interior but only leather from one of 16 hides and metal.
An objet d'art
Here is what defines the Chiron's unique design—the iconic horseshoe grille, combined with four LED front lights on either side, makes the front look sleek and intense. The 82-LED taillight blade is housed in a thin scathe of aluminium milled from one block.
It costs US$3 million
It's actually a small price tag for those who wish to indulge in a prime piece of pinnacle motoring. This is probably the last of its kind as far as hypercars go, as the world is increasingly making way for super-hybrids and electric vehicles.