Four Bugatti Chirons Out in the Wild Make for a $10 Million Convoy

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It's not difficult to imagine the kind of delicacy everybody approaching the Bugatti Chiron in Geneva had to use. When you're dealing with the VW Group's Crown Jewel, such an approach is self-understood.
But while we were busy making sure we were well covered in bubble wrap before getting up close and personal with what is now the world's fastest production car, a group of four Chirons was spotted out in the ferocious Swedish winter.

This is the kind of setup not even the wildest Cars And Coffee dream can hope to reach - we are, of course, talking about Bugatti still being out there, completing the final tweaking for the Veyron's successor. The $10 million convoy we have here was spotted in the city of Lugnvik earlier this week (we must thank, which also has a video of the event, for this image).

Given the fact that Molsheim will only bring 500 units of the Chiron to the world, not even the 180 customers who have already ordered one can hope for such a drive, not that all millionaires are fans of such gatherings.

We're sure you've checked out the specs of the Chiron already and perhaps some of you wonder why the performance numbers don't make the Veyron SS look like a hypersnail. The answer lies in the approach Bugatti used when designing the Chiron.

While the Veyron simply had to reach a set of targets, this time around the company wanted to ensure all layers of the driving experience are covered. For instance, while the 261 mph maximum velocity is extremely close to what the Veyron could achieve, a drag race between the two would show dramatic results.

At least when it comes to VW-owned brands (Lamborghini shows a similar attitude these days), uber-fast machine builders have started to favor real world speed over maximum velocity bragging rights. So while the top speed the Chiron-Veyron SS situation mentioned above stands, it's enough to look at the 0 to 186 mph (300 km/h) sprint to see the dynamic difference between the two - while the retired Bugatti takes 16.7 seconds for the job, the newcomer handles it in 13.6 seconds.

Then there's the handling. While the Veyron was amazing, not engaging, the Chiron promises to deliver the kind of attitude that will keep willing drivers fully connected and the rest of the world dreaming.
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