RE: Chiron Super Sport 300 unveiled with 1600hp

RE: Chiron Super Sport 300 unveiled with 1600hp

Monday 9th September

Chiron Super Sport 300 unveiled with 1600hp

Customer version of Bugatti's record-breaker is limited to 30 cars - each with a colossal price tag



You'd have bet your house on Bugatti taking production advantage of its (unofficial) record-breaking run, revealed last week. After all, it did so with the Veyron in the same circumstances, releasing a 30-example run of Super Sport cars as well as five World Record Edition models. The similarly titled Super Sport 300+ will also be limited to a production run of just 30 units - each priced at Β£4.2m.

For that you do get by far the coolest looking Chiron. The 304.77mph car received a host of detailed aerodynamic changes to ensure it properly balanced lift and downforce, and then blacked out the shinier bits for effect. The result is precisely as lean and mean as you'd want a barrier-breaker to look and barring its lower ride height, that would seem to be the car you're buying.

Certainly you'll get all the advantages of the Thor-grade W16 engine, which outputs the same 1,600hp in the production car is it did in the one Andy Wallace drove, along with the longer-geared transmission needed to get it beyond the magic number. Early word on the Super Sport says you'll have a speed limiter to contend with, although apparently Bugatti hasn't decided where it will be set (the standard Chiron's limits you to 261mph).


Such prudence is understandable - after all the 300 won't come as standard with all the safety gear Wallace enjoyed; the interior has been returned to a 'normal' two-seat cabin and there's obviously no roll cage. That said, Top Gear reckons that there's an option for buyers to return the car to Wallace-spec, should they feel the need to emulate his nibbs at Ehra-Lessien. A wish they will apparently be granted, if they care to try their hand at a V-max.

Normally we'd take that suggestion with a pinch of salt (given Volkswagen's notorious prickliness when it comes to people visiting its proving ground) but Β£4.2m probably opens a fair few special doors. And if that price sounds a wee bit extravagant even for a record-breaking hypercar, Bugatti suggests it has already had plenty of interest from Chiron owners in the Super Sport 300+.

You could have bet your house on that, too.


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EyeHeartSpellin

Original Poster:

101 posts

28 months

Monday 9th September
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Thank god for that. Can PH now delete the 8.2 million "but it's not a production car" posts from last week?

Jon_S_Rally

548 posts

33 months

Monday 9th September
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This is certainly no surprise. Launching a production version was inevitable.

Nicest looking modern Bugatti yet, though still not the prettiest thing in the world.

0a

21,430 posts

139 months

Monday 9th September
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Looks like the advertising for The Fast and The Furious.

AmosMoses

3,363 posts

110 months

Monday 9th September
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Awesome, mad to think if you were a very rich newly qualified driver you could buy this and drive it laugh

Dave Hedgehog

11,085 posts

149 months

Monday 9th September
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i will wait until next months super mega sport 310 is released

Barry Homo

2,211 posts

107 months

Monday 9th September
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Spectacular looking thing. So well resolved and the proportions are even nicer than the standard car. Love it.

thelostboy

3,470 posts

170 months

Monday 9th September
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Look incredible. If I won the Euromillions, I'd have to have one!

kambites

57,354 posts

166 months

Monday 9th September
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Dave Hedgehog said:
i will wait until next months super mega sport 310 is released
Haven't Bugatti specifically said that this is the end of their chasing of speed records, that they're going to aim the brand in a different direction from now on?

epom

6,382 posts

106 months

Monday 9th September
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Would they do them for an even €4mil each if I was to take two ??

kambites

57,354 posts

166 months

Monday 9th September
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I wonder if it comes with the special tyres which were developed for the 300mph run, and if so how much they cost to replace. biggrin

Harry_523

177 posts

44 months

Monday 9th September
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in other news, night follows day....

First owner to do 300 in their customer car gets a cookie

J4CKO

27,995 posts

145 months

Monday 9th September
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Harry_523 said:
in other news, night follows day....

First owner to do 300 in their customer car gets a cookie
Through an average speed camera section of Motorway biggrin

Fetchez la vache

5,171 posts

159 months

Monday 9th September
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Jon_S_Rally said:
Nicest looking modern Bugatti yet, though still not the prettiest thing in the world.
Yes - really liking that and the colour really sets it off imho.

Can't help but feeling a speed limiter on an edition of a car to commemorate it's top speed is somewhat ironic though smile

Harry_523

177 posts

44 months

Monday 9th September
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J4CKO said:
Harry_523 said:
in other news, night follows day....

First owner to do 300 in their customer car gets a cookie
Through an average speed camera section of Motorway biggrin
need to make sure they go both ways though wink

Amanitin

235 posts

82 months

Monday 9th September
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it is a spectacular achievement no question, however unless the car was picked at random from the production run (and no modifications except safety and telemetry gear), this is not a 'production car' anything.

Robmarriott

1,775 posts

103 months

Monday 9th September
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got shot down last week for suggesting the record car looked production ready because I wasn't basing my assumption on anything....

kambites

57,354 posts

166 months

Monday 9th September
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Amanitin said:
it is a spectacular achievement no question, however unless the car was picked at random from the production run (and no modifications except safety and telemetry gear), this is not a 'production car' anything.
I'm pretty sure no manufacturer has ever taken that approach to getting "production car records" for anything. Retrofitting a cage and fire repellent systems to a car you've already built would be ridiculous.

Gandahar

7,136 posts

73 months

Monday 9th September
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Great looking car but for that money could buy the new electric Lotus with 1900bhp or the Aston Martin Valkyrie plus some "cheap" Ferraris, mclarens etc.

simonbamg

353 posts

68 months

Monday 9th September
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can i have silver wheels on mine

samoht

959 posts

91 months

Monday 9th September
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Very cool that they're selling a 300mph car to the public :-) Sounds like, at least, it's possible to arrange with Bugatti for your actual car to hit 300.

I really hope these get exercised on some of the closed-road races in the US, on an autobahn, etc