Can you, or should you drift a fifteen-hundred horsepower $3.5 million car? Common sense would say no, but, under the right conditions, the answer is yes. 1,180 lb-ft of torque will definitely assist in accomplishing this. All of this power and four-wheel drive will not only incinerate a set of tires, it will also launch the Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport from 0-100 km/h in 2.3 seconds and 0-200 km/h in just 5.9 seconds via its 7 speed dual-clutch transmission.
“The controllability of the Chiron Pur Sport’s all-wheel drive is outstanding,” said Sven Bohnhorst, Bugatti’s development driver. “You, the driver, decide, if you want to slip the rear axle to make the car turn or if you want to stabilize it with more slip at the front, solely by balancing it with the throttle. You can also have all four wheels spinning at once – just as you like it! This is what I call a car made for drivers.”
“What we celebrate here with this showcase is the unrivalled handling of the Chiron Pur Sport,” said Christophe Piochon, Bugatti Automobiles President. “One of the most agile automobiles ever created within our product portfolio is both composed and precise, allowing it to complete a controlled four-wheel-drift. It did it time and time again, from its very first attempt through to the final drive during dusk, the Chiron Pur Sport delivered, repeating the feat even as the tires were pushed to the extremes and the hyper sports car was put under the increasing stress of high temperatures and huge lateral loads.”
As one would expect, this car’s 8.0 litre W16 cylinder engine consumes a lot of fuel. In its most aggressive form, its High Phase fuel consumption is rated at 44.56 l/100 km, or just 5 miles per gallon. Moving up the fuel efficiency scale, Medium Phase is 24.80 l/100 km, High Phase is 21.29 l/100 km and Extra High Phase is 21.57 l/100 km. Its combined fuel economy rating is 25.19 l/100 km or 9 mpg.
Just 60 of these Bugatti Chiron Pur Sports are going to be built.
Photography By Bugatti Automobiles