The Bugatti Chiron Is Here: 1500 HP And A Speedometer That Hits 310 MPH


And that's just the beginning of the awesomeness.

Here it is, the Bugatti Chiron. After spending a year or so speculating on its performance, price and look we finally get to see the new supercar in all its glory. So, what are the pertinent details? The Chiron makes 1,500 horsepower and 1,180 lb-ft of torque (and AWD of course), has an electronically limited top speed of 260 mph and costs $2.6 million. Those numbers sound like they belong in a video game, not on a production car. Speaking of production, Bugatti says that a third of its 500 Chirons have already been snapped up by buyers.

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In order to get such burly power figures Bugatti redesigned its 8.0-liter W16 engine. The four turbochargers installed are larger than those in the Veyron, with the automaker calling its two-stage system the “outstanding technical feature of the Chiron’s powertrain.” Off the line only two turbos are working, with the other two jumping in at 3,800 rpm. There’s also duplex fuel injectors with 32 injectors total. To keep weight down titanium and carbon fiber were used extensively. The new exhaust system (six tailpipes, two pointed at the ground) is titanium and the intake tube, charge air system and chain housing are all made of carbon fiber. The exterior is as beautiful as you’d expect and doesn’t look too far off the mark from the Vision Gran Turismo concept.

The entire body is made of carbon fiber, with Bugatti boasting a weight savings of 18 pounds over the Veyron. The interior is equally stunning and features stunningly high sound quality. We say that because Bugatti is touting the Chiron as “the world’s fastest concert hall” courtesy of a sound system developed by Accuton. Audio aside, check out that speedometer; it goes up to 500 kph or 310 mph! There’s tons more to talk about when it comes to the Chiron but for now we’ll just leave you with these images to salivate over. Bugatti’s official press conference kicks off in about 15 hours so there should be some more info from the automaker then.