Bugatti Chiron

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Basic model
Basic model
Production period: since 2016
Class : Sports car
Body versions : Coupe
Engines: Otto engine :
8.0 liters
(1103 kW)
Length: 4544 mm
Width: 2038 mm
Height: 1212 mm
Wheelbase : 2711 mm
Empty weight : 1945-1995 kg
Previous model Bugatti Veyron 16.4
Rear view
Bugatti Chiron Sport
Rear view
Bugatti Chiron with Sky View roof

The Bugatti Chiron is a super sports car from the French car manufacturer Bugatti Automobiles . It is named after the Monaco racing driver Louis Chiron . On February 29, 2016, it was presented as the successor to the Veyron at the 86th Geneva Motor Show .

Vehicle characteristics

The Chiron has a mid-engine with 16 cylinders and 1103 kW (1500 hp); which does 25% more than the engine of the Veyron 16.4. The double V engine, also known as the W engine, with two VR8 cylinder banks has an eight-liter displacement and four turbochargers that are switched in 2 registers . At low speeds, only two turbochargers work; at around 3800 revolutions per minute, the other two are activated. The turbochargers are 69% larger than the Veyron's predecessor. This results in improved engine response and, with the maximum torque of 1600 Newton meters between 2000 and 6000 revolutions per minute, a linear performance characteristic.

Using telemetry , which has been further developed compared to its predecessor, Bugatti can diagnose every vehicle in real time at its headquarters.

The shape of the body of the Chiron largely resembles that of the Vision Gran Turismo . The price of the super sports car, limited to 500 units, is 2.4 million excluding taxes .

The suspension of the Chiron is adaptive, which means that the characteristics of the suspension and shock absorbers can be adjusted using a switch on the steering wheel. There are four driving modes: "EB" (for " Ettore Bugatti ", automatic mode), "Lift" (increases the ground clearance for driving over edges, up to 50 km / h), "Handling" (for the racetrack) and "Autobahn".

The brake system is equipped with brake disks made of ceramic silicon carbide (CSiC) reinforced with carbon fibers . They have a diameter of 420 mm at the front and 400 mm at the back, making them two centimeters larger than in the Veyron. The titanium brake calipers have eight pistons at the front and six at the rear. In addition, the rear wing stands up when braking and acts as an air brake. This increases air resistance when braking at top speed by 75%.

The Chiron has a so-called "Easy-To-Drift" mode. The driver is supported while drifting at the push of a button .

Sky view

Since August 2018, the Chiron has also been available with a roof called Sky View . It includes two fixed glass inserts, each 65 centimeters long and 44 centimeters wide. In addition, this roof increases the headroom by 2.7 centimeters.

Technical specifications

W16 engine of the Bugatti Chiron
Chiron Chiron Pur Sport Chiron Super Sport 300+
Construction period since 2016 since 2020
Cylinder / engine type Double V engine (fake W engine) with sixteen cylinders
Displacement 7993 cc
Engine charging Register charging with 4 exhaust gas turbochargers
Max. Power at min −1 1103 kW (1500 hp) at 6700 1103 kW (1500 hp) at 6900 1176 kW (1600 hp)
Max. Torque at min -1 1600 Nm at 2000-6000
drive all wheel drive
transmission 7-speed DSG
Tank capacity 100 l
Range 444 km
Empty weight 1995 kg 1945 kg
Maximum speed v max 420 km / h (1) 350 km / h (1) 490 km / h
0-100 km / h 2.4 s 2.3 s
0-200 km / h 6.1 s 5.9 s
0-300 km / h 13.1 s 12.4 s
0-400 km / h 32.6 s
0–400–0 km / h 41.96 s n / A
Fuel consumption
combined 22.5 l / 100 km Super Plus
in town 35.2 l / 100 km Super Plus
out of town 15.2 l / 100 km Super Plus
CO 2 emissions, combined 516 g / km
Emission standard Euro 6
Base price, net € 2,650,000 € 3,000,000 n / A
(1) regulated

Top speed

The top speed of the Bugatti Chiron is electronically limited to 420 km / h at the factory. This barrier can, however, be deactivated. There are now various video recordings of journeys well beyond 420 km / h, so that the Bugatti Chiron can at least unofficially be considered the fastest production car in the world. The mathematically achievable maximum speed is 463 km / h.

In order to reach the top speed of 420 km / h, a second key must be used - as with the predecessor Veyron - which switches the vehicle to Top Speed ​​mode. In the handling and motorway modes, the speed is limited to a maximum of 380 km / h.

The Bugatti Chiron was the first production vehicle to set the record for the fastest trip from 0 to 400 km / h and back to a standstill. Former Formula 1 driver Juan Pablo Montoya needed 41.96 seconds on the Volkswagen Group's Ehra-Lessien test track in September 2017 . This record was already broken on October 1, 2017 by the Koenigsegg Agera RS developed by Christian von Koenigsegg , which is also street legal ; it only took 36.44 seconds.

On September 2, 2019, Bugatti and Top Gear each published YouTube videos in which the Bugatti Chiron became the first road- legal vehicle to break the 300 mph mark at 304.77 mph (490.48 km / h). The description of the Top Gear video indicates that the record was set on August 2, 2019. The record was achieved with a pre-production vehicle of the new Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+, limited to 30 units, and was set by Andy Wallace at the Ehra-Lessien test site .

Variants of the Chiron

Chiron Sport

Two years after the premiere of the Bugatti Chiron, the Chiron Sport was presented at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. It has a modified suspension setup and is 18 kg lighter.

Most of the weight savings come from the lighter bikes. But other parts of the chassis and body have also been made lighter, including windshield wiper arms made of carbon fiber reinforced plastic (KFK), which first appeared on the Chiron Sport. The new dynamic torque vectoring function allows higher cornering speeds, so the Chiron Sport is 5 seconds faster than the Chiron on the Nardò handling course. The engine remained the same and, like in the Chiron, has an output of 1103 kW (1500 hp) and can deliver a maximum of 1600 Nm torque. Furthermore, additional color and equipment variants are available for the Bugatti Chiron Sport.

The first deliveries were planned for the end of 2018 at a base price of 2.65 million euros net.


Bugatti Divo at the Paris Motor Show

The Bugatti Divo, limited to 40 units, was presented as part of the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance in August 2018. It is based on the Chiron, but is designed more for cornering speed than for top speed.

La Voiture Noire

At the Geneva Motor Show 2019, Bugatti presented the one-off La Voiture Noire , which is said to pay homage to a lost copy of the Bugatti Type 57 SC Atlantic . With a net purchase price of € 11 million, the one-off is the most expensive new car ever made.


The Bugatti Centodieci was presented at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance in August 2019 . The name of the vehicle, which is limited to 10 copies - “Centodieci” means one hundred and ten in Italian - was chosen on the occasion of Bugatti's 110th birthday . In terms of its body design, it pays homage to the Bugatti EB110 SS (= SuperSport) built from 1991 to 1995 .

Chiron Pur Sport

At the beginning of March 2020, Bugatti presented the Chiron Pur Sport, a model of the Chiron limited to 60 units, which, like the Divo, has been optimized for higher cornering speeds. For this purpose, the weight was reduced by 50 kg and the aerodynamic components were adapted to higher downforce. In addition, the engine was designed for higher speeds and the transmission was tuned to be shorter in all gears.

From the outside, the model can be recognized primarily by its larger air inlets, modified magnesium ten-spoke rims with carbon inserts, the 1.90 m wide rear wing and air outlets above the front fenders.

Bugatti yacht "Niniette 66"

In addition to the Chiron, Bugatti, in cooperation with the yacht manufacturer Palmer Johnson, offers the luxury yacht “Niniette 66”, which shares the distinctive, arched design attribute on the sides with the Chiron . It has been available for order since March 2017 and should be delivered from March 2018.


On June 1, 2018 Lego presented a replica of the Chiron in 1: 8 format. The kit with 3599 parts has since been available for 369.99 euros.

At the end of August 2018, a mobile Chiron consisting of over a million Lego Technic parts was presented in 1: 1 format. The time for development and construction is given as 13,438 hours. The total weight should be 1500 kg. 2304 motors together generate 5.3 HP (approx. 3.9 kW) and enable a top speed of over 20 km / h.

Web links

Commons : Bugatti Chiron  - Collection of pictures, videos and audio files

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