Unveiled by Bugatti at the 2018 Geneva Motorshow was the new Chiron Sport, a track-friendly version of the acclaimed hypercar. From the upgraded speed demon, expect a firmer chassis and all new lightweight components, amounting to the utmost tier of speed, control and responsiveness. In other words, it’s a Chiron, only lighter and faster.
Under the skin of the Chiron Sport is the same legendary 8.0-litre 16-cylinder engine found in the Chiron, good for a whopping 1479 bhp. In order to enhance the car’s performance, Bugatti’s engineers took 18kg off the total weight, improved the shock absorbers, adjusted the steering and instaled carbon fibre wipers among other things. Also included is Dynamic Torque Vectoring, which helps increase agility. Add up all the tweaks and it reportedly amounts to a five second differential over the standard Chiron. That might not sound impressive until you realise just how insanely fast the Chiron is in the first place, going from 0-62 mph in under 2.5 seconds.
Inside the Chiron Sport is a cosy cabin awash with premium materials like Alcantra, leather and carbon. Up front is a drive mode rotary knob and engine start button with a black anodised aluminium finish. Call it a nice dose of luxury and comfort for that moment when you potentially break the sound barrier.