The new 2017 Bugatti Chiron was perhaps one of the single most highlight during the 2016 Geneva International Motor Show. It didn’t steal the show because of the hype it had received prior to the debut. It was because the Chiron joins the list of exclusive super sports cars that are not only incredibly fast on the track, but are also luxurious for everyday use. Well, the last statement might be an understatement considering its huge capabilities. Want to learn more about the Bugatti Chiron? Well, this review piece offers the most comprehensive news you may need to better understand the Chiron.
The new 2017 Bugatti Chiron is a masterpiece in virtually every way. It’s a high-performance machine that is capable of sending an output of around 1,500 horsepower to the wheels. Torque is equally impressive and stands at 1,600 Nm. Add this to the myriad of technical innovations and you’ve got a vehicle that sets the benchmark is every way.
With such enormous power, the new Bugatti Chiron is undoubtedly poised to set the new world speed, which it will be taking over from its predecessor – the Bugatti Veyron. For road use, however, Bugatti has limited the power to ‘just around’ 420km/h. according to the automaker, only 500 units of the vehicle will be produced with each costing a basic price of 2.4M euros.
At the presentation of the Chiron, the President of Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S had this to say, “For generations, it has been the human DNA to push boundaries further than before, to enter new realms, and enter into another space of accomplishments. The Chiron has certainly pushed its boundaries thanks to clever engineering and contemporary innovations.” True. The new Chiron has abandon what other automakers in its niche consider to be the benchmark, and sculpted its own curve that has even advanced paradigms which were previously non-existent.
See, it is undoubtedly the first vehicle in the world to offer an output of 1,500 horsepower and 1,600 pounds with a seamless effectiveness, unprecedented comfort levels, and unparalleled safety levels. This power is generated by a distinct 8.0L W16 engine. The Bugatti is not only about speed, it also focusses more on driving pleasure, handling, and interior innovative technologies.
And judging by the orders that have already been made, customers seem to understand the quintessential ultimate super sports car value. These are buyers that demand the highest level of comfort, design, agility, and speed without making any concessions. The Veyron grabbed most of the headlines and attention of the previous decade, and as things stand, the Chiron is set to continue with the same success streak in the coming decade.
2017 Bugatti Chiron Release Date & Price
The new 2017 Bugatti Chiron release date is expected sometime in the autumn of next year. Pricing is set at 2.4M euros.
2017 Bugatti Chiron Exterior
The new model’s monocoque is entirely made up of carbon fiber – the strongest material. This makes it one of the most developed vehicle in its class. As a first, both the front and rear fascia are also made of carbon fiber. Unlike the Veyron, the new model is lightweight, estimated by Bugatti to weigh 8,000 grams lighter than before. While it has lost weight, structural rigidity has improved and the automaker estimates it to be 50,000 Nm/degree – impressive figured relative to the LMP1 racing vehicles.
The exterior aerodynamics management has also gone up a notch higher thanks to a sophisticated system that is a masterpiece in engineering. For one, drag brought about by turbulence has been minimized almost to naught. Some of the components that have been redesigned to offer a better aerodynamics include the engine side air inlets, front air intakes, front splitter, and the air curtain.
2017 Bugatti Chiron Interior
The interior, just like the exterior, comes with stylistic themes. The infotainment and climate control systems have been separated in order to give the Chiron a spacious impression. The material quality is to say the least, exotic and hand-sewn. The steering wheel comes with a different design from its predecessor.
As already mentioned above, the new model comes with a 1,500 – horsepower – generating 8.0L W16 engine. All this power together with the 1,600Nm is sent to all the wheels. There are talks of a hybrid powertrain, however, the rumors are yet to be substantiated. Top speed is rated at 420 km/h for road use. 0-60 mph takes a blistering 2.5 seconds. More details will be offered on its release date.
Safety has been epitomized in the new Bugatti Chiron 2017, with government crash tests confirming this with a perfect score for every crash impact protection parameter the Chiron was subjected to.