The countdown to liftoff starts now.
If you're one of the lucky few who can afford to buy a Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport, you probably realize that manufacturing such a marvel of engineering is not easy. You also probably don't care too much how long it takes. After all, it's not like you can't afford to trundle along in something else of similar neck-breaking capability and it's not like they're a dime a dozen, despite their huge popularity. Still, you'll be pleased to know that development of the incredible machine - Bugatti's most agile Chiron model - is wrapping up. This means that production is due to commence very soon.
Bugatti's team of engineers is currently at the Nardo test track in Italy with the Pur Sport and its record-breaking sibling, the Super Sport 300+. Bugatti's test driver Andy Wallace has been with the team, throwing the Pur Sport around Nardo's 3.85-mile handling circuit to determine where tweaks need to be made. Fortunately, it seems that there's little to be worried about. Wallace says: "I am really impressed by the precise balance of the running gear, the extremely high grip levels, the exact steering response, and the way in which the Chiron Pur Sport accelerates so quickly and safely out of the corners. This car has exceeded my expectations by far." It seems that the lardy hypercar has the 'go' to match the show.
Wallace knows what he's talking about and has a good frame of reference as he's the one who took the Chiron, before it was officially the Super Sport 300+, to its V-max last year. He's also won Le Mans and has claimed first place at the 24 Hours of Daytona on multiple occasions. Still, he's not only speaking as a racing driver, and has remarked that the Pur Sport "still offers enough comfort." It's "firm and direct, but not too hard." It looks like any chinks in the Pur Sport's armor are resolved, and as development nears its end, Bugatti promises that the first customer vehicles will be delivered before the end of the year.