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Bugatti Chiron

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A "hypercar" produced by Bugatti beginning in 2016. Production will be limited to 500 and the vehicle is named for race car driver Louis Chiron.


History

The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's Bugatti Chiron page on 16 January 2018, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

The Bugatti Chiron is a mid-engined two-seated sports car developed and manufactured in Molsheim, France, by Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S. as the successor to the Bugatti Veyron. The Chiron was first shown at the Geneva Motor Show on March 1, 2016. The car was based on the Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo concept car.

The car is named after the Monegasque driver Louis Chiron.

The main carryover piece from the Veyron is the 8-litre W16 quad-turbocharged engine, though it is heavily updated. The Chiron has 1,103 kW (1,500 PS; 1,479 bhp) of power and 1,600 N⋅m (1,180 lb⋅ft) of torque starting from 2000 rpm. Its predecessor Veyron SS makes 220 kW (299 PS; 295 bhp) less than the new Chiron, the Veyron produces 883 kW (1,200 PS; 1,184 bhp).

Like its predecessor, the Veyron, it has a carbon fibre body structure, independent suspension and a Haldex AWD system. The carbon fibre body has a stiffness of 50,000 Nm per degree.

The Chiron can accelerate from 0–97 km/h (60 mph) in 2.4 seconds according to the manufacturer, 0–200 km/h (120 mph) in 6.5 seconds and 0–300 km/h (190 mph) in 13.6 seconds. In a world-record-setting test, Chiron reached 400 km/h (250 mph) in 32.6 seconds, after which it needed 9.4 seconds to brake to standstill.

The Chiron's top speed is electronically limited to 420 km/h (261 mph) for safety reasons. The anticipated full top speed of the Bugatti Chiron is believed to be around 463 km/h (288 mph).


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Bugatti Chiron Headlight Photo by Alex Holyoake on Unsplash
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