Ultimate sports car: Bugatti Chiron debuts


Bugatti’s highly anticipated and long-awaited successor to the Veyron has arrived, and the all-new Chiron not only looks outrageous it has performance figures that would embarrass F1 cars.

The super car was officially launched on the eve of the 2016 Geneva Motor Show, it’s been dubbed the ‘world’s most powerful, fastest, most luxurious and most exclusive production super sports car’ to be built.

Based on the numbers, it will gazump everything else out there in a game of Top Trumps, with a 261mph top speed, 1,500bhp power output and a £1.9million asking price.

It’s produced by an 8.0-litre, W16-cylinder, quad-turbo engine featuring two-stage inter-cooling.

Put into plain English, it’s enough grunt to fire this Nasa-looking road shuttle from a standstill to 62mph in 2.5 seconds.

For this to happen you do need a special key, though, called the Top Speed Key – without it the Chiron will tap out at a top speed of 236mph.

Even more frightening is that Bugatti calls the 261mph top speed as for ‘road use’ and believes it will go even quicker if the full power was unleashed.

The highest speed listed on the Chiron’s clocks is 500kph, equating to an eye-popping 310mph.