When it comes to supercars, Bugatti Chiron is one of the best you can get with an engine capable of delivering nearly 1500 bhp and if you blink when Chiron is showing off its amazing skills, you will likely miss its 0-100 Kmph in under 2.5 seconds feat.
The supercar or shall we say the hypercar is powered by 8.0-litre, quad-turbo W16 engine and has claimed to be the most powerful production street car ever built. The Bugatti Chiron was shown off at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show and is currently being awed by visitors of the 2017 Canadian International Autoshow at Toronto.
Chiron is the Bugatti Veyron replacement and has managed to achieve what no other car has till date. According to Wolfgang Durheimer, CEO, Bugatti, the Chiron can sprint from 0 kmph to 100 kmph in under 2.5 seconds, to 200 kmph in less than 6.5 seconds, and to 300 kmph in under 13.6 seconds. If this was not it, the hypercar can do a 0-402-0 kmph in less than 60 seconds – a feat that is even unthinkable for other production street supercars out there.
While the Bugatti Chiron has an electronically-limited top-speed of 420 kmph, there have been reports that Bugatti’s internal tests have achieved over 451 kmph without the limiter, perhaps even 463 kmph. However, the limiter is necessary considering the fact that the tyres apparently can not endure the maximum speed.
So what’s the secret behind the head blowing performance of the Bugatti Chiron? While Bugatti won’t be revealing all the secrets, the few things that we know include the turbocharging system. Much like the Veyron, the Chiron also gets four turbos albeit they’re 69 per cent larger than that of the Veyron’s. To stave off the turbo lag, the Bugatti Chiron employs a two-stage system where the first two turbos are activated at 1,900 rpm and the exhaust is channeled into a flap that activates the remaining two turbos at 3,800 rpm, thus engaging the quad-turbo stage.
Bugatti has already made it clear that it won’t be producing more than 500 units of Chiron. Production has already begun at company’s facility in Molsheim, where currently 12 units of the Chiron are being assembled. These 12 units of the Bugatti Chiron will be delivered to customers in the first quarter of 2017. Bugatti plans to manufacture another 70 models of the car this year.