The Bugatti Chiron Super Sport is now the most luxurious way to hit 440kph

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Bugatti has expanded the Chiron range with the launch of the Super Sport, featuring revised bodywork and even more power. Whilst very similar to the Chiron Super Sport 300+, which was the first production car to break the 300mph barrier, the new Super Sport aims to be a more luxurious version of the record-breaking hypercar.

Visually the Super Sport retains the same long tail rear end of the 300+. It is 25cm longer than a standard Chiron, and helps to reduce drag and maintain stability at high speeds. Check out the nine holes in the front wings that release pressure from the wheel arches - a nod to the EB110. The wheels are new and exclusive to the Super Sport, but you can have the Pur Sport’s magnesium wheels instead if you wish so. One defining feature of the rear end is the vertically stacked tail pipes, which have helped Bugatti fit a rear diffuser that is 44 percent larger.

The mighty quad-turbocharged W16 engine has received some sweet updates for the Super Sport with new turbochargers and oil pump along with a redesigned cylinder head and valvetrain. All of that equals 98hp (99PS) more than before, totalling 1,577hp (1,599kW) all up with the same 1,600Nm (1,180lb-ft) of torque, but now with a broader rev range.

Even with a 0-62mph (0-100kph) of 2.4 seconds, Bugatti is being rather shy with its top speed estimates, only willing to admit it is capable of 273mph (440kph) – electronically limited. Other numbers include a 0-124mph (0-200kph) run in 5.8 seconds, while 0-186mph (0-300km/h) takes 12.1 seconds.

Price? £2.75million – before options, or tax. Still, significantly cheaper than the £4.2 million 300+. Deliveries will start in early 2022.


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