Hitting a top speed of 236mph at Le Mans earlier this month, the Bugatti Chiron is certainly making its stamp on the motoring world.
The Chiron was unveiled back in March of this year at the Geneva Motor Show and brought with it a massive 8.0 litre quad-turbo W16 engine that produces a whopping 1500bhp. Bugatti has limited the top speed of the car to 261mph for safety reasons but it is rumoured that the machine can reach 288mph! Unlike most of its competitors the Chiron is completely powered by fossil fuels, Bugatti say they did this as making the car a hybrid would have added more weight and added some engineering restraints.
Making an appearance at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, the Chiron tackled the famous hill climb with not a problem at all. Featuring five different driving modes; ‘Lift’, ‘Auto’, ‘Autobahn’, ‘Handling’ and ‘Top Speed’, the car is pretty much capable of anything you want.
Bugatti will only be manufacturing 500 of the Chiron and 170 have already reportedly been reserved. With a price tag of £1.9 million it’s extremely clear that only the elite will be able to afford this monster. The Bugatti Chiron is expected to be launched and ready for sale next year. Who’s looking forward to that Top Gear or Grand Tour episode?
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