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Wanna Go Drive Your Bugatti Chiron? Don't Forget To Bring A Gas Station

Wanna Go Drive Your Bugatti Chiron? Don’t Forget To Bring A Gas Station

Miles per gallon or gallons per mile?

In just about every way possible, the Bugatti Chiron is an exercise in excess. Of course, it has to be, right? As the follow-up to the world-beating Bugatti Veyron, the Chiron must push the envelope even further than before, probing the outer limits of what’s possible in a road-legal four-wheeled machine. One quick glance at the specs confirms Bugatti’s success in this endeavor. Making it go is an 8.0-liter W-16 engine stuffed by no less than four turbochargers. All those boost-makers feed the engine with over 60,000 liters of air per minute, while 32 fuel injectors drench it in dino juice and no less than 10 radiators dissipate the heat.

All told, the Chiron manages nearly 1,500 horsepower and 1,180 pound-feet of torque, enough to propel it to 60 mph in 2.3 seconds and reach a top speed of 261 mph. All impressive stuff, no doubt, but what do those numbers look like in terms of efficiency? Welp, the EPA just released miles-per-gallon estimates for the Chiron, and as you might expect, they’re downright laughable. Try 11 mpg combined, with 14 mpg on the highway and just 9 mpg in the city. Of course, 11 mpg is a slight improvement compared to the preceding Veyron, which got just 10 mpg combined with 8 mpg in the city and a slightly better 15 mpg on the highway.

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Bugatti Test Driver Thinks The Chiron Can Reach A Top Speed Of 280 MPH

Bugatti Test Driver Thinks The Chiron Can Reach A Top Speed Of 280 MPH

That said, it’s contingent on a new set of tires that Michelin is currently developing

A production car hitting a top speed of 300 mph remains one of the most sought-after records in the auto world. Some cars like the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport and the Hennessey Venom GT have come close to reaching that number, but unless Hennessey has some surprises up its sleeve with the new Venom F5, it appears that Bugatti isn’t actively striving to reach for that mark for the time being.

Speaking with Popular Mechanics, Bugatti test driver and former Le Mans champion Andy Wallace indicated that even if the Chiron is capable of achieving an unlimited top speed of 300 mph, it’s unlikely that the company will seek to find out. A big reason for that, at least according to Wallace, pertains to the tires, or the lack of a specific set of tires that can withstand the pressure of a car going that fast. Apparently, the Chiron has valve caps on each wheel that weigh 2.5 grams when the supercar isn’t moving. But that weight equates to about 16 pounds when the car is hitting its so-called “limited” top speed of 261 mph. With the load on the wheels increasing exponentially as the car goes even faster, the Chiron’s tires would not be able to handle the G-load that they’ll inevitably be subjected to. Fortunately, Wallace did tell Popular Mechanics that Michelin is currently developing a set of tires that can help elevate the Chiron’s top speed to north of 280 mph. It’s still not 300 mph, but it should be more than enough to make the Chiron the fastest production car in the world, depending on what Hennessey accomplishes with the Venom F5.

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TopSpeed's Top 5 Street Cars With Ridiculous Spec Sheets

TopSpeed’s Top 5 Street Cars With Ridiculous Spec Sheets

The numbers don’t lie

We’re not sure if you’ve noticed, but things have been getting a little out of hand lately. In the never-ending quest to one-up the competition, automakers have unleashed some truly astounding machines upon the world, each packed to the brim with jaw-dropping stats. The numbers these things bring to the table are simply ridiculous – outrageous power, mind-warping speed, and otherworldly performance potential. Any one of these rides will permanently alter your perception of what it means to go fast, even if all you do is digest the numbers. As such, we’ve listed here our top five favorite street cars with simply ridiculous spec sheets.

Obviously, super cars make up the majority of the entries, but we’ve also got the king of the muscle cars and even an all-electric icon on the list as well. Each entry is fully capable of melting face in its own special way, and each serves as a reminder that we are indeed living in a special time. Enthusiasts, say hello to the ultimate bench racers, the four-wheeled monsters bringing the hottest of the heat. Which would you have? Let us know in the comments section below, or post up your pick for the car with the most ridiculous spec sheet.

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What Are The Craziest Supercar Interiors That Money Can Buy?

What Are The Craziest Supercar Interiors That Money Can Buy?

This time, it’s what’s on the inside that counts

We’re gonna be honest here – supercars are just getting ridiculous these days. Let’s start with the performance. We left the 200-mph barrier a long time ago, and the tip-top shelf performance vehicles these days are pushing ever closer to 300 mph thanks to absurd four-figure power numbers, advanced aerodynamics, and spaceship composites under (and over) the skin. Or you could talk about the cost – if you’ve got the connections and the bankroll, it’s not all that difficult to spend millions and millions on just one of these machines. Indeed, the term supercar has taken on new meaning over the past couple years, and that includes evolved cabins to match the insane spec sheets. To celebrate that fact, we’ve assembled the top five craziest supercar interiors that money can buy, right here for your reading and viewing pleasure.

Over the top is a gross understatement when it comes to the following five cars. These things offer levels of opulence usually reserved for mansions, accomplishing the dual goals of looking good and going fast thanks to next-level design, materials, and execution.

Some of them are beautiful, some of them are weird, but all of them are insane in their own special kind of way. Which would you prefer? Or better yet, did we fail to include a crazy supercar interior that tops these five? Let us know in the comments section.

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Carfection Reviews The Bugatti Chiron, Makes Everyone Jealous: Video

Carfection Reviews The Bugatti Chiron, Makes Everyone Jealous: Video

Get behind the wheel of one of the most unbelievable machines on the face of the planet

Glamour, prestige, and incredible levels of excess in every single way – these are the things that make the Bugatti Chiron what it is. A rundown on the specs is staggering. Making it go is a quad-turbocharged 8.0-liter W-16 engine producing 1,479 horsepower and 1,180 pound-feet of torque through all four wheels. The engine is so voracious, it’ll suck up 60,000 liters of air per minute. A run to 62 mph slots into the low 2-second range, while the ungoverned top speed is somewhere in the vicinity of 288 mph. To call this thing a monster would be a gross understatement – this is the superlative automobile, the last word in power, presence, and velocity. And Carfection got a chance to drive it in this 7-minute review. Lucky bastards.

I could spend pages and pages writing about this car’s incredible specs, and indeed, the above-featured video does devote a good amount of time to talking about the numbers. However, it’s the lovely string of detail shots, the rolling shots on the road, and the jaw-dropping sound the Chiron makes when 1,500 horses are released that really make this video special.

Looking to get lost for a few minutes in a $2.6 million fantasy? Go ahead and hit play. Don’t forget your headphones.

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The Bugatti Chiron Proves that the Wealthy Live a Different Way of Life than the Rest of Us

The Bugatti Chiron Proves that the Wealthy Live a Different Way of Life than the Rest of Us

Needless to say, Bugatti customers don’t have commitment issues...

So, when you decide to purchase a new piece of technology or a new car, you probably make it a point to test it for yourself before actually committing to your purchase and signing on the dotted line, right? Well, for most of us, that’s the smart thing to do. Hell, I couldn’t buy a $3,000 winter beater without giving it a long drive to make sure it’s worthy of my ownership. Plus, it helps to tell you whether or not the car is worth the hype. But, when it comes to those with deep pockets and a love for supercars, apparently things go a little differently as shown by the fact that someone just ordered the 250th Bugatti Chiron. This means that half of the models planned for production have officially been spoken for.

That’s good news for Bugatti and the Chiron, but what does it tell us about those with excessive amounts of money to spend? Well, they certainly don’t have commitment or trust issues. After all, all 250 of those who have bit the bullet and signed up for Bugatti’s next four-wheeled rocket, never test drove the car. And for the record, Bugatti is proud of this, as expressed by Wolfgang Durheimer, the President of Bugatti, when he said, “The fact that we have already taken orders for half of the Chiron series even without test drives so far bears witness to the great confidence of our customers in our brand and its strong aura.”

But, that story will change soon as, by the end of March, the Bugatti is planning a central test-drive event where those already on the list and other prospective customers will have the chance to get behind the wheel. But still, we’re talking about a $2.4 million car. The price in itself should be enough to prove that the car will be top notch – we all know that you get what you pay for – I just don’t think I could commit to such a large purchase without knowing how comfortable the car is, or how it drives, among other things. But, to each their own, I guess.

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Bugatti Announces First Deliveries Of Chiron To Remind Us We're All Still Peasants

Bugatti Announces First Deliveries Of Chiron To Remind Us We’re All Still Peasants

You don’t own one, do you? How unfortunate!

You there, common man! Cease your work at the engine lathe for one moment and direct your attention to northeastern France, as the esteemed artisans at Bugatti bid farewell to the first examples of the dream-come-true Chiron hypercar. One by one, as the initial three roll away from Bugatti’s atelier in Molsheim, each a pinnacle of luxury, rapidity, and engineering, they are giving a fond “adieu” before being whisked away to the loving arms of customers in Europe and the Middle East.

This trio of incomparable motor vehicles is but the first of 70 such Chirons slated for production this year. While the exquisite tastes of the individual customer shine through in personalized touches to the bodywork and cabin space, each Chiron comes outfitted with an 8.0-liter quad-turbo W-16 engine capable of producing 1,479 horsepower. With ample application of the throttle, owners will enjoy breathtaking acceleration and speed, with a pace of 60 mph achieved in a mere 2-and-a-half-seconds, and a maximum velocity of 260 mph. How exhilarating!

While the rabble is rightfully restricted to second-hand enjoyment of the Chiron, they will be permitted to gaze upon it with wonder at this year’s Geneva International Motor Show.

And with that, your break is now complete. Return to your work post haste!

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Cristiano Ronaldo Drives the Bugatti Chiron, Takes it Home

Cristiano Ronaldo Drives the Bugatti Chiron, Takes it Home

Real Madrid’s superstar likely spent more than $3 million for the supercar

Much like its predecessor, the Veyron, the Bugatti Chiron is the kind of supercar that doesn’t need anyone’s approval. The fact that it’s super powerful, super fast, and very, very expensive turns it into an instant hit with car collectors. Yet Bugatti felt the need to get the seal of approval from Portuguese soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo.

Okay, I’m not exactly serious. Bugatti obviously doesn’t need Ronaldo’s approval for the Chiron, but it can certainly benefit from the massive attention he gets on and outside the pitch. After all, he’s been named World Player of the Year several times, he’s the reigning European Champion with Portugal, and winner of many titles with Real Madrid. He’s one of the greatest superstars alive, and he’s also a big sports car fan. All solid reasons for Bugatti to want him in its latest hypercar.

The so-called test video is pretty much of the commercial variety, lasting a little over a minute and being packed with special effects. In the end, Bugatti test driver Andy Wallace asks Ronaldo to give the key to the car back, adding that he has to call Bugatti if he wants to keep it. You’ll have to find out the outcome for yourselves, but it’s safe to assume that Ronaldo already paid for his Chiron and maybe even taken delivery of the car.

Not bad for an ad for a super expensive vehicle rated at 1,479 horsepower and all the luxury you can get, but I’m not sure Ronaldo is the best man to approve it. He may own several supercars, but he also crashed at leas a couple of them. He’s not the best driver out there.

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2018 Bugatti Chiron

2018 Bugatti Chiron

Bugatti’s new hypercar is ready to make you forget about the Veyron

The 21st century has brought us many fantastic supercars, but when it comes to performance, there’s one to rule them all. I’m talking about the Bugatti Veyron. It was discontinued in 2015 after 450 units were built over 10 years, during which time, it reigned as the fastest street-legal production car in the world. The Veyron Super Sport achieved 257.87 mph in 2010, a Guinness World Record that has survived to this day. This will change soon, however, as Bugatti has just unveiled a brand-new hypecar to replace the Veyron.

Meet the Chiron, the vehicle Bugatti claims as "the world’s most powerful, fastest, most luxurious, and most exclusive super sports car."

Improving an already incredible supercar that has a 1,184-horsepower W-16 engine and can hit close to 260 mph without a speed limiter is a daunting mission, but Bugatti somehow managed to best the Veyron. Not surprisingly, the car has been named after Louis Chiron, Bugatti’s factory driver in the European Championship in the early 1930s. He was one of the fastest drivers in the pre-Formula One racing era and previously inspired Bugatti to name the 1999 18/3 Chiron Concept after him. It’s been 17 years since that concept, but Chiron’s name now adorns what will become one of the greatest supercars in history.

The Bugatti Chiron made its debut at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show and the Molsheim-based brand claims it will shatter several record. “It is part of human nature to cross boundaries and set new records – to run 100 m faster than ever before, to fly even further into space and to enter new realms. This striving is also our driving force at Bugatti,” said Wolfgang Dürheimer, President of Bugatti Automobiles. “The Chiron is the result of our efforts to make the best even better.”

Keep reading to find out what makes the Bugatti Chiron special and sets it apart from its already spectacular predecessor.

Updated 11/11/2016: Bugatti dropped a new video featuring its latest supercar. The new video features some endurance tests in the scorching heat of Death Valley and other American deserts.

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Is Bugatti Struggling To Sell The Chiron?

Is Bugatti Struggling To Sell The Chiron?

Only 220 of 500 total units have owners so far

On the surface, the question is preposterous, maybe even a little blasphemous. Bugatti struggling to sell its new Chiron supercar sounds like the backbone of a not-so funny joke. Haha, right? Here’s the thing, though. There might be some layer of truth to it, now that no less than Bugatti’s own CEO, Wolfgang Durheimer, admitted that the French supercar brand has received a total of 220 confirmed orders for the Chiron so far. Considering that Bugatti has plans to build 500 units of the Chiron over a span of eight years, 280 unaccounted for units seem a lot for a car that’s succeeding the Veyron, one of the most iconic performance cars of this generation.

There are, of course, a number of ways to interpret Durheimer’s comments. On the one hand, it is possible that Bugatti is taking its time accepting new orders for the Chiron now that production for the car has started. According to GT Spirit, Bugatti has even increased production capacity in order to build 65 models for 2017, a sign that the company is going to be up to its head next year building all these units without any delays. The capacity also means that there’s a three-year wait for new orders, which would explain why the Chiron has yet to sell out despite its overall awesomeness.

On the other hand, even Durheimer himself seems to think that the Chiron isn’t selling as well as Bugatti expected. In the conversation with GT Spirit, the Bugatti boss expressed “hope” that new orders for the Chiron will come in once prospective customers see for themselves the surreal experience of driving one of the fastest and most powerful cars in the world. “I’m confident the customers who have not yet decided to order a Chiron will do so when they have had a chance to drive it,” Durheimer added.

Color me skeptical, but that sounds like a man who’s still trying to sell the merits of the Chiron to would-be customers. The supercar’s $2.6 million price tag certainly doesn’t help its cause. Nor does the $200,000 deposit that Bugatti is asking to secure a reservation for the supercar. These factors could have played significant roles on why Bugatti has yet to find owners for more than half of the Chirons it plans to build.

So while it’s not entirely accurate that Bugatti is “struggling” to sell the Chiron, the fact the model has yet to sell out is pretty surprising.

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Bugatti Will Limit Chiron's Top Speed To 261 MPH

Bugatti Will Limit Chiron’s Top Speed To 261 MPH

Sorry Chiron owners — no record setting for you!

Everyone knows that the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport holds the current land speed record for a production car with an outrageous speed of 267.86 mph. With the Chiron about to hit the market, everyone is wondering if it will be a worthy successor to the Veyron and top that record breaking speed. Bugatti believes it can, however, it has told Motor Authority that the Chiron’s top speed will be limited to 261 mph. The news comes after rumors began flying around that Bugatti was indeed removing the speed limiter, which would let the Chiron hits its maximum speed – a supposed 285 mph.

That aforementioned rumor started after the publication Autoblog had an interview with Bugatti engineer, Willi Netuschil a couple of weeks ago and allegedly misinterpreted some of his comments. According to the Spokesperson that talked to Motor Authority, there have never been plans to “unlock” the speed limited due to safety concerns. These concerns would include adequate braking zones and tire integrity, among other things. So, if you’re hoping to see the Chiron topple that long-standing record, you’ll have to wait until Bugatti does it itself.

As a reminder, Bugatti will start delivery of the Chiron starting this fall, and it will be powered by a massive, 8.0-liter W-16 engine that delivers an amazing 1,480 horsepower to all four wheels through a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. It should be enough to put the car to 60 mph in less than 2.5 seconds and 186 mph in as little as 13.6 seconds. There are a total of 500 examples being built, including the various special editions that you know will follow the release of the production car. Also, if you are crazy, and were hoping to push a Chiron to 268 mph yourself, it’s quite possible that there will be a special run of world record cars – just like Bugatti did with the Grand Sport Vitesse.

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Bugatti In No Rush To Develop Special Edition Models Of The Chiron

Bugatti In No Rush To Develop Special Edition Models Of The Chiron

It’ll happen at some point in the future; it’s just not a priority now

Bugatti has already indicated that it has no plans to build a roadster version of the Chiron and now it appears that special edition models are also off the table, at least for the time being. According to a report from Autocar, the supercar brand’s production plans won’t include special edition models primarily because of the level of interest people have had for the first 500 production units of the supercar.

More than 200 units of the Chiron are already accounted for and it appears that demand for the supercar hasn’t waned, specifically from individuals who have laid down “expressions of interest” in purchasing the $2.5-million exotic. The company’s focus at this point is to accommodate all the orders for the remaining Chiron units that are available and to see to it that the cars are delivered on time to their prospective owners.

Even though it’s not a priority at this point in time, don’t expect Bugatti to completely close its doors on special edition models. Those unique variants with the one-off color schemes proved to be a big hit for the Bugatti Veyron and they were considered big reasons why the Veyron’s life extended for as long as it did. The one-off units also provided Bugatti’s customers opportunities to own exclusive versions of the Veyron to add to their standard units.

Special edition versions of the Chiron will come at some point; the company’s just not at that stage yet and there’s no need to look too far ahead.

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