The Bugatti Chiron is, without question, one of the most ridiculous roadgoing cars ever built. And it just got an upgrade. Bugatti has arrived at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show with a new hotter version of the Chiron called the Chiron Sport.
Many specs are the same as those of its beastly predecessor. Packing a 8.0-liter W-16, the Bugatti Chiron Sport offers the same 1,479 hp and 1,180 lb-ft of torque as the standard model and a top speed of 261 MPH. But the Chiron Sport is 40 pounds lighter and has been tuned for the race track with a tighter suspension that improves lateral dynamics in corners. New lightweight wheels, lighter glass for the rear window, and a lighter, four-pipe exhaust deflector. Carbon fiber, found on the intercooler cover and stabilizer, also contributes to this weight savings.
Bugatti claims that it is a first for production cars and weighs 77 percent less than the standard ones. Bugatti says the supercar can lap the Nardo handling circuit in the south of Italy 5 seconds quicker than the standard Chiron. The automaker also claims the Sport can reach its full handling potential even at cornering speeds greater than 124 mph.
Bugatti will deliver the first of the Chiron Sport by the end of the year. In the U.S., the Chiron Sport will cost $3.67 million when it arrives.