Watch the Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport go for a run on the Bilster Berg circuit in Germany.
Despite Covid-19 lockdowns and all the restrictions that come with it, the Chiron Pur Sport needed a run and so 8 Bugatti engineers recently unleashed 2 pre-series Chiron Pur Sports at the Bilter Berg circuit in Germany.
Yes, the Pur Sport is a Chiron, but it’s leaner and meaner. It’s 50 kg lighter than the regular Chiron and it rides on a firmer chassis which means it offers more dynamic handling ability. The Chiron Pur Sport is fitted with a close-ratio gearbox with the gear ratios shortened by 15% while engine speed has been ramped up a few notches too.
Bugatti’s famed W12 8.0-litre quad-turbocharged engine develops a mammoth 1 103 kW and 1 600 Nm of torque and now redlines at 6 900 rpm. Fitted with a fast 7-speed automatic transmission, the Chiron Pur Sport will get from zero to 100kph in less than 2.3 seconds and rocket to a limited top speed of 350 kph. In Sport+ mode, drivers brave enough to drive the Chiron Pur Sport on the limit will be able to initiate controlled drifts on track which adds a level of dynamism to the driving experience.
Jachin Schwalbe, Head of Chassis Development said, “Even for our engineers who are very familiar with the Chiron, this is so much fun they don’t want to get out of the car. The Chiron Pur Sport makes you a better driver.”
Head of Development at Bugatti, Stefan Ellrott commented, “This is crucial for development because the Chiron Pur Sport is set up for maximum performance and lateral dynamics. The laps on the test tracks are incredibly important here. With the Chiron Pur Sport, we’re pursuing a more extreme and radical development approach. It’s the perfect car for all those drivers who enjoy cornering at the limits and want to feel a connection with the road.”
Only 60 Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport units will be built and customers can expect to from $3.28 million or over R60 million!
Watch the video below to see the Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport perform on track!