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1,578-HP Bugatti Chiron Super Sport Goes Official With a Long Tail, Hits 273 MPH

Teased just a few hours before its official introduction, Bugatti’s “new hyper sports car” is—just as we presumed—a new version of the ubiquitous Chiron. We were also spot on assuming that we would have something tied to the “Super Sport” nameplate. And it’s exactly that, as it’s simply labeled as the Bugatti Chiron Super Sport.
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Remember how Bugatti nailed a controversial speed record in the summer of 2019 when the Chiron Super Sport 300+ prototype exceeded the 300-mph threshold by reaching 304.773 mph (490.484 kph) in just one direction? Well, the 30-unit limited edition now has a sibling, the €3.2 million/$3.9 million Super Sport, whose first deliveries are coming in early 2022.

Unlike the Super Sport 300+, it is capable of hitting just 440 kph (273 mph) and is envisioned as the natural successor to Bugatti’s long line of Super Sport models. Everything started way back in 1931 at the Paris Motor Show when the company presented the original Type 55 Super Sport. The compressor-driven 2.3-liter eight-cylinder engine developed a mere 160 PS (158 hp), but it could still push the car to 180 kph (112 mph).

After just 38 examples and a long hiatus, the EB 110 Super Sport was produced in 39 units between 1993 and 1995. Its V12 turbocharged engine went up to 610 PS (602 hp) and the top speed surged accordingly, to 351 kph (218 mph). Then it was time for a new attempt, thanks to the Veyron 16.4 Super Sport (1,200 PS/1,184 hp) and its Guinness World Records-certified top speed of 431.2 kph (267.93 mph).

Now the Chiron Super Sport is even faster, with the overhauled 8.0-liter W16 engine capable of churning out 1,600 PS (1,578 hp). It’s also lighter by 23 kg (51 lbs) than a "standard" Chiron, while acceleration times now stand at 5.8 seconds to 200 kph (124 miles) and 12.1 seconds to 300 kph (186 mph). Even the jump to 400 kph (249 mph) is 7% faster, while the seven-speed dual clutch transmission switches to the final gear at no less than 403 kph (250 mph) under full load.

The extended rear, a.k.a. the long tail, adds around 25 cm (almost ten inches) to the car's length and the new aerodynamic modifications basically make the Super Sport a high-speed counterpart to the company's Pur Sport, which is billed as the Chiron model with the best cornering and lateral agility capabilities.  



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