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Bugatti Chiron images revealed

Bugatti Chiron images revealed
Rachit Hirani Rachit Hirani Tuesday 01 March 2016, 11:59 AM

Bugatti celebrates a world premiere at the 2016 Geneva International Motor Show, the most powerful, fastest, most luxurious and most exclusive production super sports car in the world. The Bugatti Chiron is the latest generation of the ultimate super sports car and is a completely new development. Bugatti has developed a high-performance machine that has become significantly better in every respect. With a power output of 1,500bhp, unprecedented for production vehicles, an exceptionally high torque value of 1,600Nm between 2000 and 6000rpm and a wide variety of technical innovations, the Chiron sets new standards in every respect. The Bugatti Chiron is therefore very well-positioned to become the next world speed record holder and reach a maximum speed significantly above the record currently held by Bugatti. The manufacturer has limited the maximum speed of the new car to 420 km/h for road use. The Chiron is to be built at the company's headquarters in Molsheim. Only 500 of these exceptional cars are to be produced. Currently, advance orders have been received for one third of the total production run. The first vehicle is due to be delivered to a customer this autumn.

 

The 1500bhp was the power target for the Bugatti Chiron. To achieve this objective, the eight-litre W16 engine which is already well-known to customers and fans was completely redesigned. To achieve a power boost of 25 percent compared with the predecessor, almost every component of the engine was considered and redesigned. To compensate for the weight increase caused by the high power output, greater use is made of lightweight materials such as titanium and carbon fibre. For example, the intake tube, the charge air system and the chain housing are all made of carbon fibre. The weight of the new crankshaft has also been optimised.

The engine is fitted with four larger, higher-performance turbochargers. They are operated in a two-stage configuration. The two-stage turbocharging system developed by Bugatti especially for this car is the outstanding technical feature of the Chiron powertrain. To ensure maximum acceleration from a standstill without the "turbo lag" feared by sports car drivers, the Chiron moves off the mark with only two turbochargers in operation. The other two units are only activated at about 3,800 rpm. As a result, the two-stage turbocharging delivers an absolutely linear power curve from 2,000 rpm, huge torque in the low engine speed range and a power output that can be controlled and dosed rather well.

The new titanium exhaust system has reduced exhaust gas back pressure. While other manufacturers use stainless steel, the silencer of the Bugatti Chiron is made from titanium. The exhaust system is rounded off by six tailpipes, with four routed to the rear and two pointing downwards.

 

 

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