Introducing a heavy weight Hypercar at this years Geneva Show, the Bugatti Chiron. This car was launched last year but has such achievements by their respective manufactures it would be remiss of us not to cover it this year now deliveries have begun.
The Chiron is the long awaited replacement for the Veyron and has a W-16 engine producing 1500hp. In order to achieve a 25 percent increase in performance compared to its predecessor, almost every single part of the engine was looked at and newly developed. This feat of engineering resulted in the W16 engine of the Bugatti Chiron being able to develop an almost unbelievable 1,103 kW (1,500 bps) from its 8 litres of displacement. The engine reaches its maximum torque of 1,600 Nm thanks to the turbocharger which Bugatti developed themselves. The 4 turbochargers are now double-powered and guarantee maximum torque at 2,000 rpm, and the torque is maintained at this level all the way up to 6,000 rpm. The result is acceleration which only comes to an end in the twilight zone somewhere beyond the 400 km/h mark. Perhaps the only question mark that can be levelled at the Chiron is it’s weight, coming in at 1880kg, a tad heavy for a true sports car!