The quintessential ultimate super sports car: the 2017 Bugatti Chiron is here with us again only this time round is its breathtakingly fast, ultra-modern, offers high levels of comfort, and offers a performance akin to no other. This is undoubtedly the world’s most powerful, most luxurious, fastest, and most exclusive production super sports car of our time. The Bugatti Chiron release date should be expected sometime in early 2017.
It is part and parcel of nature to cross boundaries and set new records – to enter new realms, to fly even further into space, and to run 100 m faster than ever before. This striving is also our driving force at Bugatti. The Chiron is the perfect example of how men can defy the laws of physics with impunity, and it is the result of our efforts to make the best even better. Every vehicular facet of the Chiron has been significantly improved.
Wolfgang Durheimer, President Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S.
260mph And W16 Engine
Indeed. With the 2017 Bugatti Chiron 0-60 mph taking a blistering 2.5 seconds, it seems Bugatti engineers are walking the talk. The Chiron comes as a replacement for the Bugatti Veyron which was discontinued last year after having reigned for about a decade. It was the fastest street-legal production car in the world. it also went into the Guinness World Record after achieving a top speed of 258.87 mph in 2010, but this, of course, is about to change by the recently unveiled 2017 Bugatti Chiron.
Bugatti says the new model comes with a W16 engine which is capable of yielding a whopping 1,479 horsepower. The 2017 Bugatti Chiron top speed is rated at close to 260 mph. Yes folks, you heard that right, 260 mph.
According to the small web configurator that Bugatti launched, the exterior colors to expect include Ruby Red and a subtle taupe shade. It is rumored that the Veyron successor will only be limited to 500 production models. Named after Louis Chiron, Bugatti’s factory driver, it targets the Porsche 918 Spyder, Ferrari LaFerrari, Koenigsegg One:1, and McLaren P1 GTR.
2017 Bugatti Chiron Competition
The McLaren P1 GTR specs have been updated and it is expected to offer a whopping 986 horsepower which should help propel it from 0-60 mph in just under 2.4 seconds. Not surprisingly, the P1 GTR price will cost an arm and a leg and customers will have no choice but to folk out a walloping 3.36 million USD to guy one of the road legal P1.
The Porsche 918 Spyder, on the other hand, is nothing less than the plug-in hybrid supercar of tomorrow, available today. It offers an awe-inspiring driving experience, zero emissions in all-electric mode, and offers a whopping 887 horsepower with the gasoline-electric hybrid powertrain. The Porsche Spyder Convertible MSRP starts from about $845,000.
2017 Bugatti Chiron Engine Limited To 261mph??
As already mentioned above, the new 2017 Bugatti Chiron specs have been updated in every facet including what lurks beneath its skin. Motivation is offered by the 8.0L W-16 engine that cranks out a mind-blowing 1,479 horsepower and 1,180 lbs. ft. of torque. There’re rumors going round that a 2017 Bugatti Chiron Hybrid might be in the offering, too, but Bugatti is yet to confirm or deny the rumors.
The new output marks an improvement of about 296 horsepower and 74 lbs. ft. of torque relative the Veyron, and even the Koenigsegg One:1. The Koenigsegg One horsepower is a bit short by 139 horsepower. The Chiron 0-60 mph only takes less than 2.5 seconds, this makes it a second faster than the Veyron SuperSport and three seconds faster than the McLaren P1.
For safety measures, Bugatti has limited the 2017 Bugatti Chiron top speed to just 261 mph. on the test track however, the Chiron is expected to make around 286 mph. according to Bugatti. The Chiron curb weight is about 4,400 pounds.
2017 Bugatti Chiron Interior & Exterior Changes
Like most Bugatti interiors, the Chiron’s cabin is a masterpiece. There is a perfect balance between luxury and sportiness. All surfaces are covered with fine leather, or aluminum and carbon fiber. There’re no plastics anywhere on its cabin surfaces. Some of the standard features include a four-zone automatic climate control, a one-carat diamond membrane on each of the four tweeters, a state-of-the-art sound system, a cooled glove-box, and a two-tone steering wheel. Of course, the newest Chiron offers dizzying features and technologies, unfortunately, all will be known on its release date.
2017 Bugatti Chiron Release Date & Price
Rumor has it that the model will probably go for sale sometime in early 2017, at least for the Northern American market and later elsewhere.
The 2017 Bugatti Chiron price starts from 2.61 million USD before options. You can download Chiron’s wallpaper at Bugatti online forums.