Bugatti isn’t done optimizing the Chiron yet.
To celebrate breaking the 300-mph barrier, Bugatti created a limited-edition Chiron Super Sport 300+. Limited to just 30 units, the Chiron Super Sport 300+ is inspired by the prototype that hit 304.77 mph. It features an extended and aerodynamically optimized body and a more powerful 8.0-liter quad-turbo W16 engine producing 1,600 horsepower, resulting in a top speed of 273.4 mph.
Surprisingly, Bugatti's CEO Stephan Winkelmann announced the automaker will no longer chase speed records. "We have shown several times that we build the fastest cars in the world. In future, we will focus on other areas," Winkelmann confirmed.
During an interview with Roadshow, Winkelmann confirmed that two more Chiron variants are in the pipeline that will set benchmarks in other areas. "You have to do different cars to highlight different peaks. It's so complex and so over the edge that you cannot cover it with one car," Winkelmann explained. The base Chiron is the "all-rounder," while the Sport is more extreme and the Super Sport focuses on acceleration and top speed.
In the future, Winkelmann said another Chiron variant will focus on maximizing the power-to-weight ratio, while another will focus entirely on handling. These variants will still be based on the same core Chiron platform, which will last until around the middle of the next decade according to Winkelmann, who added the hypercar still has "a lot of potential inside." But with production of the Chiron limited to 500 units, the CEO admitted Bugatti will soon need to focus on its successor.
At this stage, it's too early to speculate about the Chiron's replacement, but we know that Bugatti wants to add a second model to its lineup that will be "a different type of car" that might be a "two-plus-two for daily use with more room and more luggage compartment." It could also be electric. Previous reports have claimed Bugatti's second model will be a luxury sedan inspired by the Galibier Concept, while others claim Bugatti is plotting a 1,000-hp super SUV.