2018 Bugatti Veyron – The all-new Bugatti Chiron, a lower, wider, faster and wilder substitute for the venerable Bugatti Veyron, has all the numbers to qualify it as the craziest production car ever made. The price ($ 2,999,999), the acceleration, the quarter mile, the 0-186 mph, the Chiron generates statistics so brilliant that observers of cars and horses can see the digital blindness looking at them.
Although the redesign may not seem significant at first glance, the Bugatti designers have made several changes to turn the Veyron into Chiron. Unmistakably a Bugatti because of its legendary horseshoe grille, the Chiron received four-piece thinner LED headlights that serve as an intake, sending air to the front brakes. The front hood no longer extends into the bumper and has a more angular V shape that gives the nose a more aggressive appearance. The lower intakes are also thinner than those of the 2018 Bugatti Veyron, while the deck has been optimized aerodynamically. All the features of the front end have been designed to give Chiron the widest possible appearance.
Just like with the Veyron, the French managed to find the perfect balance between sportiness and luxury, distinguishing Chiron from any other hypercar in this segment. There is not even an inch of plastic on the inside, each surface being carbon fiber, aluminum or covered with fine leather. The overall design is rather simple, but the organic lines give it a modern feel. While the exterior is still based on the Veyron, the interior tells a different story. Bugatti redesigned each panel and button. The wide center console of the Veyron has been replaced by a narrower unit with four horizontally oriented buttons with tiny displays. This makes the interior more spacious and is loosely based on the Gran Turismo concept. Like any luxury car, the Chiron comes with an advanced audio system, with a one carat diamond membrane on each of the four tweeters. You speak of a crystal clear quality, huh? Tweeters are the only features to contain precious materials; the emblem “Bugatti” is enamel and solid silver. A cooled glove box completes the chic interior of Chiron.
After setting so many records with the Veyron, Bugatti had no choice but to raise the bar and develop a supercar faster and more powerful than its predecessor. Fortunately, the Chiron is up to par with an upgraded W-16 quad-turbo 8.0-liter engine. And despite the rumors of a hybrid transmission, there is no electric motor under the body. Not that it bothers us. The revised mill now generates 1,479 horsepower and 1,180 lb-ft of torque. Compared to the Veyron SuperSport, this is an improvement of 296 horsepower and 74 pounds. These new figures make the Chiron significantly more powerful than the Koenigsegg One: 1, with the Bugatti having 139 additional horses at its disposal. However, Chiron is heavier than the Swedish supercar at 4,398 pounds.