Official: Bugatti's 300 MPH Chiron Super Sport Is Going Into Production

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Only 30 examples are being made.

Bugatti shocked the auto industry last week when the Chiron became the first production car to break the 300 mph barrier. Driven by Bugatti test driver Andy Wallace, the hypercar hit 304.773 mph at the Ehra-Lessien test track in Germany, setting a new world record. This wasn't a standard Chiron, however, but a specially modified prototype with increased power, lowered suspension, and an abundance of aerodynamic tweaks.

Reports recently claimed that Bugatti was planning to put an even more powerful Chiron Super Sport into production based on the record-breaking hypercar - but now it's official.

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Limited to only 30 units, the Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ is distinguished by its extended and aerodynamically optimized body. Bugatti hasn't quoted an official top speed, but Bugatti says these enhancements will help the limited-edition go "beyond 420 km/h" (260 mph). Air Curtains installed at the car's front corners guide excess pressure developing at the front air inlets towards the sides of the hypercar. Air outlets on the wheel arch and directly behind the front wheels also create a slight amount of negative lift at the front to reduce drag.

Other modifications include a longer rear end that reduce the aerodynamic stall by over 40 percent. Thanks to a modified exhaust tailpipe configuration, the rear diffuser can almost generate a sufficient amount of negative lift by itself, meaning that the wing can remain retracted in Top Speed mode resulting in even more improved drag at the rear.

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The body is made of exposed, jet-black carbon fiber with Jet Orange racing stripes, and the black engine cover and windshield wiper are also made of the lightweight material. The extremely light magnesium wheels are finished in "Nocturne," as are all trim parts. Like the prototype, the limited-edition Chiron's 8.0-liter quad-turbo W16 engine has been uprated to 1,600 horsepower, meaning it has 100 more horsepower than the regular Chiron.

Step inside, and passengers are welcomed with the lettering "Super Sport 300 +" in LED lighting at the door opening. Black carbon, leather, and Alcantara in Beluga Black dominate the interior, complemented with Jet Orange accents applied to the carbon door sills, headrests, the knee support in the center console and the double-stitched seams. All interior trim parts have a black anodized finish, while the rear-view mirror and centerline are painted in Beluga Black.

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"With the Super Sport 300+ we pay homage not just to our glorious history with its numerous speed records but also to the performance of the entire record-breaking team. They were the ones who tackled the challenge of driving over 300 miles per hour," said Stephan Winkelmann, President of Bugatti. "For this reason, the Super Sport 300+ is more than just an edition. It is by far the fastest luxury hyper sports car in the world and a genuine Bugatti in every fibre of its being – uncompromisingly beautiful, fast, comfortable and exquisite."

Deliveries of the limited edition model Super Sport 300+ will begin in mid-2021. Each example will cost an eye-watering 3.5 million euros ($3.8 million).

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