Many fantastic supercars have been brought this century, but even so, there’s only one that rules over them. Folks, I’m talking about the 2017 Bugatti Chiron – the replacement for the similarly powerful Bugatti Veyron. The Veyron was the undisputed champ in everything performance and its top speed is yet to be broken even by its successor. It was discontinued only last year (2015) after four hundred and fifty units were produced and sold in just one decade. Meet the Chiron – the undisputed and most exclusive sports car the automotive industry has ever seen. It is luxurious, it is fast, and it’s the world’s most powerful sports car. Read more below info below including its price and release date info.
Even while the Bugatti Veyron was clearly the most advanced sports car on the planet, Bugatti nevertheless went on to design an even more sophisticated vehicle whose performance is akin to no other. It comes fitted with a W16 engine that bests the output over the Veyron to yield a whopping 1,184 horsepower – enough power to catapult the Chiron to a top speed of around 260 mph.
For starters, the Chiron is named so after Bugatti’s factory driver – Louis Chiron – who was among the fastest pre-Formula One racer back in the 1930s. This inspiration alone which remained a concept for 17 years is finally a reality and, as things stand, will go one even deeper in history in decades to come if not centuries. According to Bugatti Automobiles President, the new model will continue with the legacy of its predecessor to fly further into space and enter new realms of perfection. “This strive for excellence is the driving force that inspires Bugatti to even move to greater heights.”
According to latest information entering our news desk, the new model will be limited to only 500 units – fifty units over and above those of the Veyron. Innovative technologies to expect include bespoke tires, a newly designed adaptive chassis, and a new carbon fiber monocoque. The design language that it will use is aggressive and befits its super sports car character.
2017 Bugatti Chiron Release Date & Price
According to recent information, the new model’s release date is set for early January 2017 with orders being received between now and this fall. Bugatti says most of the orders they’ve received to date have consumed almost half of the units. As for the price, Bugatti says buyers should be ready to part away with 2.4 M Euros.
2017 Bugatti Chiron Exterior
Based on the camouflaged renderings and prototypes that previewed the production model, the new 2017 Chiron has evolved over the model it is replacing. The overall design language is also shared by the wild-looking GT Concept. Just like the Veyron, the new model will come with the horseshoe grille – an unmistakable styling for a Bugatti. The four-piece headlights are slimmer than before and also double up as air intakes. The V-shaped front hood gives the nose a more menacing appearance and extends into the bumper.
Relative to that on the Veyron, the lower air intakes are a bit slimmer, while the apron has been designed with some aerodynamics in mind. In overall, the front end looks more menacing than before. The side profile, on the other hand, is slightly different from the outgoing model – if you ask me. Most conspicuous on all of the features is the C-shaped curve that was the defining feature on Bugatti classics.
Around back, the profile has been designed with a bigger diffuser with a three-piece intake. It is also designed to reduce drag. The taillights have also been slightly redesigned and Bugatti says have up to 82 LEDs in them.
2017 Bugatti Chiron Interior
The interior is a masterpiece of innovation and creativity. There’s perfect balance between luxury and sportiness. All surfaces are either made of fine leather, carbon fiber or aluminum. Every button and panel has been redesigned. Up-to-the-minute convenience, entertainment, and infotainment systems are available.
The 2017 Bugatti Chiron, just like the model it is replacing, comes in a single trim model. Chiron Hybrid rumors are yet to be substantiated.
At the heart of the Chiron is a W16 engine that produces a whopping 1,479 hp and 1,180 lbs. ft. of torque. 0-60 mph will take less than 2.5 seconds while the top speed is electronically limited to around 286 mph. more specs will be available on its release date.
When we come to the safety of the Chiron, it is only natural to think that it will come with some of the most advanced safety features any sports car has ever sported. For one, we expect a five out of five star rating for overall crash safety protection when the NHTSA finally does the safety testing.