Anyone looking at the carbon fiber design of the Bugatti Chiron Super Sport will remember the long-term versions of Porsche or McLaren, because the rear part of the Chiron hypersport has been lengthened by 25 centimeters.
The reason is the improved aerodynamics, which is urgently needed to be able to reach the increased maximum speed, which by the way is an incredible 440 km / h. The front end of the Chiron has been revised and the transmission has been modified accordingly to stay on the phone at speeds of over 400 km/h.
This significantly reduces the drag and drag that takes place there, which would slow down a French sports car.
For the designers, a very nice effect is the extended rear section as it makes the Super Sport more stylish than before.
“All the downforce we can generate with the diffuser doesn’t have to be created with aerodynamically inefficient wings – so we can retract the wing and drive with as little drag as possible,” explains Bugatti designer Frank Heyl.
Additional sockets on the front wheel arches help to further balance aerodynamic loads. There is a choice of aluminum wheels in a five-spoke Y design.
These rims are also available with diamond cut on special request or the customer can choose magnesium wheels, which further reduces weight.
The power of the Chiron is used by the well-known W16 engine with a displacement of eight liters, which in the high-speed model has an output of 1,600 hp thanks to a large turbocharger.
“With a longer acceleration time and a more emotional driving experience, we have increased the speed,” explains Michael Kodra, Bugatti’s head of development.
The 16-cylinder turbo engine spins at 7,100 rpm, 300 rpm more than the standard Chiron. The maximum torque of 163.15 kgfm is constant between 2,000 and 7,000 rpm.
Under full load, the Bugatti with its dual-clutch transmission only shifts from sixth to seventh gear at 403 km/h. Chiron Super Sport accelerates from 0 to 200 km/h in 5.8 seconds and to 300 km/h in 12.1 seconds. And it reaches 400 km / h, 7% faster than the regular Chiron.
The two-tonne four-wheel drive vehicle rolls on upgraded Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres, which are stiffer and smoother than the upgraded Chiron Pur Sport tyres. The maximum speed tested for the tires was 500 km/h.
Bugatti will begin production of the Chiron Super Sport in September. Delivery of the new 3.2 million Euro hypersport is scheduled for early 2022.
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