Whilst the Bugatti Chiron on display at the Geneva Motor Show 2017 is nothing new – having been unveiled at last year’s show – it is now slated to begin customer deliveries. We thought we might catch up with the Chiron a year later and see what Chiron customers will start to receive! Bugatti has already delivered three Chirons over the past week, and orders have reached halfway mark adding up to 250 out of 500 available units.
The Bugatti Chiron use the same W16 engine as the Veyron. It produces 1,500 hp from an eight-litre W16 engine, completely redesigned for a 25 percent power boost. The intake tube, the charge air system and the chain housing are all made of carbon fibre. The Chiron uses four higher-performance turbochargers and duplex fuel injection with 32 injectors. Increased cooling allows 60,000 litres of air per minute to be pumped through the engine. Coolant pumps can circulates 800 litres of water through the engine in a single minute. The Chiron gets a titanium exhaust system.
Bugatti predict a 420 km/h top speed with a 0 to 100 km/h time of just 2.5 seconds. The chassis of the Bugatti Chiron is a highly sophisticated monocoque prepared to LMP1 level. It is 8 kg lighter and features torsional rigidity of 50,000 Nm per degree. The bodywork is also complete carbon fibre with six layers of clear coat applied for a perfect finish. A unique feature is the body panel that extends from the A-pillar to the rear.