Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport, with massive 1,500 PS power, breaks cover
The development of a new more track focused Chiron was already in the know, and now the hypercar maker Bugatti has pulled the veil off the new Chiron Pur Sport exclusively at a customer event in Europe. Bugatti shared some shots of the new Chiron Pur Sport on its official Twitter account.
The Chiron Pur Sport is basically a Chiron from inside and shares the same basic body, architecture and powertrain with the model it is based on. At the same time, it receives a host of performance updates to do justice with its 'Pur Sport' suffix.
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It sports a new performance kit including a 3D-printed titanium exhaust tip, Magnesium wheels, a new transmission, lightweight discs brakes and fixed rear wing (without hydraulic system). All these updates have helped the car to shed around 50 kgs of overall weight.
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Moreover, the car also gets reworked suspension setup in accordance with the overall lighter weight. Bugatti engineers have also swapped the earlier stock tyres to the new Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 rubbers.
Coming over to the engine department, the powertrain remains the same 8.0-litre W16 engine which has been tuned to deliver 1,500 PS and a ground shaking 1,600 Nm of peak torque. The engine rpm now revs higher by 200 rpm, up to 6,900 rpm. The performance updates also include a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission with 15% shorter gear ratios than its predecessor and a new drive mode. The new ESC Sport+ mode allows the hypercar to drift, as if its 1600 Nm torque isn't enough to get the adrenaline rocketing.
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The new Chiron Pur Sport has been given a price tag of nearly $3.6 million. This extremely-limited-edition Bugatti is the first new offering from the French marque in 2020.