Bugatti Chiron Review & Full Specification: The 2022 Chiron is the ultimate car as well as the ultimate Bugatti. Thanks to a 16-cylinder engine with four turbochargers and at least 1500 horsepower, the most expensive Super Sport model is even more potent, this $3 million work of art can pound the pavement at over 200 mph. The Chiron’s interior is just as beautifully crafted as its exterior and pampers passengers with high-end materials, which helps to justify its high price. If you’re looking for contemporary conveniences like Apple CarPlay or driver-assistance technology, you won’t find them here. However, once you’ve driven this beast, you won’t likely care about such minor flaws.
Bugatti Chiron Features
1. Engine, Transmission, and Performance: A 16-cylinder, 8.0-liter engine powers every Chiron model. Four turbochargers are used by this monster engine to produce a powerful 1500 horsepower and 1180 pound-feet of torque. With a top speed of 261 mph, Bugatti claims that the Chiron can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.3 seconds. Choose the Chiron Super Sport if the standard engine isn’t satisfying your need for speed. This model has a slightly more powerful variation of the standard engine, which has a 1578 horsepower output. On our test track, the Super Sport reached 200 mph in under 15 seconds and reached 60 mph in just 2.2 seconds.
2. Fuel efficiency and actual MPG: The Chiron won’t receive any points for being environmentally friendly, as one might anticipate from a vehicle with a 1500-hp engine. The Chiron can achieve mileage (we hesitate to use the term “fuel economy”) of up to 9 mpg in the city and 14 mpg on the highway, according to the EPA. 8 city mpg and 11 highway mpg are the ratings for the Pur Sport and Super Sport models.
3. Cargo, Comfort, and Interior: The Chiron’s side panels have a C-shaped design cue carved into them, and the interior of the vehicle also incorporates this motif. The elegant curve of a partition separating the driver and passenger reflects it. Top-notch materials have been used by Bugatti to outfit the Chiron’s cabin, and space-age styling cues add a whimsical charm. The driver is greeted by a flat-bottomed steering wheel, and according to Bugatti, the glossy center console is made of a single piece of solid aluminum. The Chiron is best used with minimal luggage. There are only two cubic feet of storage space in the trunk.
4. Connectivity and Infotainment: Compromises on the infotainment front result from the Chiron’s sole focus on performance. This Bugatti drives very much like a race car, and it has the minimal tech to go with it. There is no infotainment screen, and no support for Apple CarPlay or Android Auto is provided. A sound system and a trip computer are pretty much the only infotainment features offered by the vehicle. The sound system has four tweeters that each use a one-carat diamond membrane for precise output, and it features an impeccable sound quality. That is what you would anticipate from a car with a starting price of millions.
5. Features for Driver Assistance and Safety: Commonly available driver assistance features like blind-spot monitoring are not offered on the Chiron. Visit the websites of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) for more details regarding the results of the Chiron’s crash tests.
6. Warranty and Upkeep Insurance
i. All Chiron models come with a four-year warranty from Bugatti, which also includes maintenance for the car during that time.
ii. A four-year limited warranty is provided.
iii. A four-year warranty on the engine
iv. Four years of complimentary scheduled maintenance
Bugatti Chiron Spec
|Engine type – Number of cylinders :||W 16|
|Engine Code :||–|
|Fuel type :||Petrol|
|Fuel System :||Direct Injection.|
|Engine Alignment :||Longitudinal|
|Engine Position :||Mid-engine|
|Engine size – Displacement – Engine capacity :||7993 cm3 / 487.8 cu-in|
|Bore x Stroke :||86.0 x 86.0 mm
3.39 x 3.39 inches
|Number of valves :||64 Valves|
|Aspiration :||4 x Turbo + Intercooler|
|Maximum power – Output – Horsepower :||1500 PS / 1480 HP / 1103 kW
@ 6700 rpm
|Maximum torque :||1600 Nm / 1180 lb-ft
@ 2000-6000 rpm
|Drive wheels – Traction – Drivetrain :||AWD|
|Transmission Gearbox – Number of speeds :||
7 speed Automatic
|Clutch Type :||Dual clutch|
|Num. of Doors :||2|
|Wheelbase :||271.1 cm / 106.73 in|
|Length :||454.4 cm / 178.9 in|
|Width :||203.8 cm / 80.24 in|
|Height :||121.2 cm / 47.72 in|
|Num. of Seats :||2|
|Aerodynamic drag coefficient – Cx :||0.35|
|Front Brakes – Disc dimensions :||Vented Discs
(420 mm / 16.54 in)
|Rear Brakes – Dics dimensions :||Vented Discs
(400 mm / 15.75 in)
|Front Tyres – Rims dimensions :||285/30 R20|
|Rear Tyres – Rims dimensions :||355/25 R21|
|Curb Weight :||2043 Kg / 4504 lbs|
|Weight-Power Output Ratio :||1.4 kg/hp|
|Trunk / Boot capacity :||– L / – cu-ft|
|Front Suspension :||Coil springs.|
|Rear Suspension :||Coil springs.|
Bugatti Chiron Review
The highest speed is also limited by Bugatti at 261 mph on the regular Chiron, just 3 mph faster than the Veyron Super Sport, but increased to 273 mph on the £2.6 million Chiron Super Sport. That is the lengthened and boosted model that Andy Wallace drove in 2019 to reach 304.773 mph, making it the first series-produced vehicle to do so. At least a near approximation of it. After that thrilling day at Ehra-Lessien, Bugatti announced it would produce 30 Chiron Super Sport 300+ special editions, each costing £3 million, and modeled after the speed record-breaking vehicle both aesthetically and mechanically (though limited to 273 mph for tyre and life preservation purposes). These cars would all feature the same 8.0-liter quad turbo W16 engine that had been upgraded by 100 horsepower to 1,578 bhp. Additionally, you can choose any color for the “regular” Super Sport model, which is mechanically similar, as long as you don’t replicate the 300+ edition.
The Chiron’s drivetrain features a supersized design throughout. With the help of an upgraded charge air cooling system, the engine can now move 60,000 liters of air per minute while also pumping 800-liters of coolant per minute. Temperature management is one of the biggest issues, according to engineering head Willi Netuschil. Under the skin of the Chiron are ten radiators in total.
The front and rear discs are now 20mm larger, 2mm thicker, and made of carbon silicon carbide, a material that is both lighter and more fade-resistant. With great power comes the need for big brakes, so the discs are now made of this material and are both front and rear. Eight-piston calipers in the front and six-piston calipers in the back are clamping them; the diameter of each piston varies slightly to maintain even brake wear.
The front and rear tires are now 14% and 12% wider, respectively, and are mounted on wider rims (20-inch up front and 21-inch back), which are designed to withstand extraterrestrial forces. Being subjected to a 3,800G centrifugal force for every gram of rubber, they must be. The updated four-wheel drive system uses electronic diffs on the front and rear axles to allow fine control of the handling characteristics. A larger contact patch on the road results in better braking, acceleration, and wet weather grip. We’ll talk more about that soon.
The new carbon fiber monocoque that Bugatti uses as the foundation for the world’s fastest car (each one takes four weeks to make) is wrapped in carbon fiber, and a carbon fiber rear subframe is attached to save 8 kg compared to the Veyron and increase rigidity. Because of a new electric steering system and suspension that are bolted directly to the monocoque, Bugatti claims that the car’s torsional stiffness is now on par with an LMP1 prototype and that it will respond to inputs more quickly than a 1995-pound vehicle is legally allowed to.Advertisement