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Bugatti has created the Chiron Sport for drivers wanting an even sportier driving experience with their Chiron, with improved lateral dynamics on winding roads.

13 Mar 2018 | International News : France


Bugatti has honed the Chiron and is offering a Sport version of its 1,500bhp super sports car two years after its world debut at the Geneva International Motor Show.

The dashboard itself, the door trims, the rears of the backrests and the steering column housing are made from exposed carbon fibre
At the same venue this year, the French luxury brand presented the Chiron Sport, which offers significantly improved handling and even greater agility with no change in the power or performance data. For this purpose, Bugatti has developed a dynamic handling package and reduced the weight of its car by about 18kg.

As a result, the Chiron Sport reaches higher cornering speeds and can lap the Nardo handling circuit in the south of Italy five seconds faster than the Chiron and is able to reach its full handling potential even at cornering speeds in excess of 200km/h.

The main differences between the appearance of the Chiron Sport and the standard version are a new wheel design and new four-pipe exhaust deflector.

The basic price of the Chiron Sport is €2.65 million ($4.3 million) net. A base price of US$3.26 million ($5.28 million) including transport, customs duties, taxes and fees has been set for the U.S.A market. In addition, there is an optional colour and trim package allowing customers to individually tailor the sporty appearance of their Chiron Sport. It is planned to deliver the first vehicles to customers at the end of the year.

The Chiron Sport benefits from a new dynamic handling package. The Bugatti developers have defined a stiffer suspension. This includes a new control strategy for the shock absorbers, which react 10 percent more stiffly than on the Chiron on average. The steering has also been modified without sacrificing its outstanding direct feel and its calculable performance. These new settings only take effect in the Handling mode of the Chiron Sport, which is therefore distinguished from the EB mode more clearly for the driver.

In addition to these changes, the rear-axle differential has been optimised and the car now features a Dynamic Torque Vectoring function that distributes torque individually to the wheels on each side, significantly improving the steering behaviour and agility of the vehicle, especially in tight curves. This change is effective in all driving modes.
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