Corners and country roads are what the Chiron Pur Sport eats for breakfast

There have been rumors about a new version of the Chiron slated to debut in Geneva and Bugatti kept its word and showed it to the world, albeit using its online media channels. Ladies and gents, meet the Chiron Pur Sport, a corner-carving hypercar that feels at home on winding roads or on the race track.

As you’d expect, the Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport is a tad different than your usual Chiron, since Bugatti had to fine tune its chef d’oeuvre for the new purpose it serves. Here’s everything you need to know about the Chiron Pur Sport.

What changed for the Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport on the outside?

  • Less weight
  • 3D-printed titanium exhaust
  • New wheels
  • New front splitter and rear diffuser
  • Fixed rear wing
  • Larger front air intakes and horseshoe grille
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Bugatti says it responded to customer feedback asking for a more agile and dynamic Chiron and to care for their desires, it created the Chiron Pur Sport. At 1,945 kilos (4,288 pounds), it is 50 kilograms (110 pounds) lighter than a regular Chiron and features a couple of design tweaks that serve both form and function.

For starters, the front air intake are larger, as is the horseshoe grille. What’s more, Bugatti installed a redesigned front splitter that generates more downforce and at the same time creates the illusion of more width.

2020 Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport Exterior
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In the back, you’ll undoubtedly notice the addition of a wing (it stretches to 1.9 meters/6.2 feet, by the way). It too swears allegiance to downforce, together with the angled wing mounts that form that X shape with the rear apron. What’s more, since it’s a fixed wing, there’s no need for a heavy hydraulic setup to deploy it. The result: 10 kilos (22 pounds) shaved off the Pur Sport’s waist.

We’re also guessing Bugatti managed to cut down on the Pur Sport’s weight by using a new 3D-printed titanium exhaust setup. The enlarged diffuser is also new, and we’re told that the Chiron Pur Sang generates more downforce that pushes on the rear axle, although a concrete number isn’t offered at this time.

2020 Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport Exterior
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Last but definitely not least, the Pur Sport rolls on magnesium wheels that can be fitted with what Bugatti calls “aero blades.” They’re arranged in the shape of a ring and are said to provide extra ventilation. In other words, while the wheel spins, the rings “grab” the air and send it to towards the rear, improving the flow around the car and diminishing turbulence around the wheel area. Bugatti even designed new wheel nut lugs that generate less turbulence. That’s clever engineering right there. Oh, and these lightweight wheels cut the car’s weight by 16 kilos (35 pounds) and offer better grip in the process, so it’s really a win-win-win situation.

What about mechanical tweaks?

  • Stiffer springs all around
  • Firmer chassis
  • New Sport+ drive mode
  • Heavily-tuned transmission
  • Quicker from 60 to 120 km/h
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The Chiron Pur Sport has a couple of those too. For example, the chassis features 65% firmer springs in the front and 33% stiffer in the rear. Moreover, Bugatti tweaked the wheel camber by minus 2.5 degrees and installed titanium brake pads. Overall, the Chiron Pur Sport’s chassis and suspension are 130% stiffer in the front and 77% stiffer in the rear.

Besides the known drive modes - EB, Motorway, Handling, and Sport, the Pur Sport adds the Sport+ preset. What it essentially does is build on the Sport, but it dictates the traction control to kick in later than it would normally do on dry surfaces. In a way, it’s aimed at more skilled drivers.

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The 8.0-liter W-16 powerplant sends its grunt through a reworked transmission. In Bugatti’s own words, “80 percent of the transmission has been revised while the entire gear setup including four shafts and seven forward gears has been adapted to the new conditions.”

What’s more, the engine’s max speed took a hike to 6,900 rpm. As a consequence, the Chiron Pur Sport accelerates from 60 to 120 km/h (37 to 74 mph) almost two seconds faster than the regular Chiron, so this naturally means that the Pur Sport is also quicker in the 0-100 km/h (62 mph). Bugatti doesn’t offer any figures to support this, but we know that a standard Chiron can clear the interval in 2.4 seconds.

2020 Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport Exterior
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Bugatti will build just 60 Chiron Pur Sport versions. Each is priced at €3 million (roughly $3,34 million).

Tudor Rus
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Tudor’s first encounter with cars took place when he was only a child. Back then, his father brought home a Trabant 601 Kombi and a few years later, a Wartburg 353. At that time, he was too young to know how they worked and way too young to drive them, but he could see one thing – each of them had a different ethos and their own unique personality. As time went on, he started seeing that in other cars as well, and his love for the automobile was born.  Read More
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