Vikram Gour drives the epitome of modern day motoring in the form of the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport, and is smitten not just by the outrageous nature of the vehicle but what the brand stands for
It isn't any quicker to 100kmph compared to the 'standard' Chiron. But, it's a full five seconds quicker at Nardo Ring. Good God.
Back here in India, a 'Sport' version of any car usually involves a forgettable aftermarket music system, garish decals and if you're lucky - equally garish interior trims. Bugatti - thankfully - has an infinitely better approach to making 'Sport' versions. First things first - the powertrain remains unchanged. It still has the behemoth 8.0-litre W16 engine, that gets four twin-stage turbochargers. Power output isn't any different either, at 1500PS and 1600Nm. The headline numbers - a 0-100kmph time of 2.4 seconds and a top-speed, limited to 420kmph, aren't different either. What makes the Chiron Sport different is the fact that it's been on a diet. That's resulted in a weight loss of 18kg. Most of that shedding is courtesy the increased use of carbon fibre for components such as the stabiliser, and the intercooler cover. And, Bugatti has gone to crazy lengths to ensure weight is kept at a bare minimum. For instance, the windscreen wipers have been 3D printed in carbon fibre. That, Bugatti claims makes it 77 per cent lighter (1.4kg) than the one on the regular Chiron. The rear window is made out of lighter glass, and the exhaust deflector has helped shed some weight... read more »
The last Super Sport will be auctioned for around $2 million
Making a car better than the Veyron was the challenge and Buggati has pulled it off
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