The numbers for the new Bugatti Chiron have arrived and they are wild, to say the very least. Disregarding the fact that the car will have a ticket price of $2.6 million, which actually doesn’t surprise me at all, it’s the performance numbers which will make eyes water.
Set up wise, the Chiron is similar to the Veyron, with an 8.0-litre, quad-turbo W16 motor residing behind the two-seat cabin, only now it thumps out a blistering 1,478 hp. The manufacturer has increased the size of the turbos, capable of cramming in more air at higher pressures and the entire breathing and cooling system is all new. There’s a new carbon-fibre inlet manifold, six catalytic converters and a titanium exhaust system that reduces the back pressure.
The Chiron will run up to a limited top speed of 261 miles per hour, and will fly through to 62 mph in less than 2.5 seconds. Perhaps more frightening than its 0-100km/h sprint, is that it will get from 0-200km/h in under 6.5 seconds, and onward to 300km/h in 13.5 seconds, a full three seconds quicker than the original Veyron. And to ice the wonderful cake, the Chiron has a drift mode – a bloody drift mode. Bonkers.