This piece is about the most versatile Bugatti currently-in-production, the Chiron, which is running on its fourth incarnation as the Super Sport.
So, what makes the Chiron so special? First off, you can't mistake this body for any other car on the road. The carbon fiber monocoque and huge rear C-scoops give it that signature look we’ve all come to know and love. Here, close your eyes and try to imagine any other car that has this look. If you find any, leave a comment below.
Remember that this whole vehicle is built around aerodynamics and speed. Every little nook and cranny has a purpose. The hood sends air over the windshield to the rear, with those streams of air being directed by the central fin and the two rear scoop walls. All of this is designed to help stick that bubble butt to the asphalt. Also, a spoiler adjusts itself to the car's performance in order to help it stick to the road.
Any idea what the top speed on the Chiron is? It's actually like this, the standard Chiron has its max speed capped at just under 261 mph (420 kph). Capped folks. That means it can do a whole lot more than this. How much more? No one really knows.
The turbochargers work in a two-stage configuration, meaning that initially the Chiron starts off with only two of them active and upon reaching 3,800 rpm, the remaining two kick in, showing us an almost linear power curve starting at 2,000 rpm. 15,850 gallons (60,000 liters) of air is cycled through the engine every minute to keep it running at optimum levels. A cooling system circulates 211 gallons (800 liters) of water a minute to make sure the components never overheat. And let's not forget about the titanium exhaust with reduced gas back pressure.
With a base price of $2.8 million or 2.4 million euro, you know what you’re gonna get is damn well what you paid for. Keep in mind however that only 500 are to be produced, so if you’ve got the cash and don’t want a used Chiron, better get moving.