2020 Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+
How should we put this? Well, there’s only one way, really: we all knew this was coming, but the real secret was how Bugatti would wrap it up. After the Veyron, it’s time for the Chiron to receive the distinguished Super Sport badge from Bugatti, following a speed record that’s both spectacular and a tad controversial to some extent. That’s something we’ll look at on another occasion, though, because today our attention will be wasted on one car and one car only: the Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+.
Once again, Bugatti shows the world that it knows how to throw a party, especially one that celebrates the company’s 110th anniversary. The Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ joins the carmaker’s fantastic-three - Divo, La Voiture Noire, and Centodieci - with at least the same amount of flair and plushness underlined by what could very well be today’s industry spearhead in automotive performance. Read on.
After a few cryptic teaser shots of wings, engine covers and some objects we weren’t quite sure about, Bugatti has unveiled its contribution to the Gran Turismo 6 Vision GT project. The Bugatti Vision GT is the virtual expression of how a real quasi-racing Bugatti could look. It also provides us with a preview of Bugatti’s next Veyron replacement, working-titled 2018 Bugatti Chiron.
As outrageous as it looks, the Bugatti Vision GT isn’t quite as extreme as some other cars in the Vision GT garage — the 2,590-horsepower 2015 SRT Tomahawk Vision Gran Turismo for instance — but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Bugatti designers and engineers wanted keep things in the realm of what’s possible now. That said, Bugattis by their very nature are extreme cars. “We wanted to create a project as realistic as possible for our fans and put a real Bugatti in the virtual world of the PlayStation video game franchise,” explained head Bugatti designer Frank Heyl. “Every design characteristic is defined by its function. Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo is the perfect symbiosis of engineering and aesthetics.”
If you’re not familiar with it, the Vision Gran Turismo project allows designers and engineers from real-world car companies to create cars for the virtual world without the limitations created by regulations, budgets, and in some cases, even reality. The results are then uploaded to Gran Turismo 6 on PlayStation 3, where they can be enjoyed by gamers everywhere. Several other car companies have already made contributions, and it’s always fascinating to see what they come up with. It also functions as a preview of what might be next for some of these companies.
In addition to its digital form, Bugatti will also reveal a full-size show car at the 2015 Frankfurt International Motor Show, at which point it will simultaneously be added to Gran Turismo 6. But until then, let’s take a closer look at the Bugatti Vision GT.
Updated 08/22/2016: Created exclusively for the PlayStation videogame series Gran Turismo Sport, BUgarri Vision Gran Turismo made its American debut at the 2016 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Check the picture gallery for a series of images taken during the event.
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Gran Turismo’s Vision GT program has been a runaway success. Even since it was introduced as part of Gran Turismo in 2013, new real-world car manufacturers are still clamoring to have their outrageous creations converted to polygons and added to the game, and the latest company to do so is Bugatti, who recently confirmed its involvement with the cryptic image you see above.
After staring at the object for a while, and ruling out the possibility that it’s a snow sled from the future or a garden shovel, I think I’ve determined that we’re looking at an engine cover. The narrower area to the right extends over the roof and includes what appears to be an aerial. It’s also where the LM P1-style tailfin starts and extends out over the rear deck. Two bodywork clips can be seen just under the elevated wing element. Then there’s an open section for rearward visibility and air intakes and extractors for the engine.
The Vision GT program has turned into a virtual arms race. Dodge SRT, for instance, introduced the 2015 SRT Tomahawk X, a 2,590-horsepower supercar with a top speed of 404 mph and insane active-aero body panels. But, Bugatti plans to bring something more realistic to the table.
“With the Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo, we have not developed a fantasy product of the type which is normally seen in this category of the game,” says Bugatti design boss Achim Anscheidt. “We had the clear goal of developing a vehicle which could also be driven on a real race circuit if it left the virtual world. ‘Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo’ stands for authenticity.“
Whatever it is, we should find out more when its revealed at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show next month.
Updated on 08-26-2015: Bugatti tweeted two new teaser images. Check out the gallery.
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Do you remember the teaser image posted by Bugatti on its Facebook account the other days? We were hoping it was showing the successor for the current Veyron supercar, but unfortunately the car teased there is just a new special edition Veyron from the "Bugatti Legends" series. Guess we didn’t read far enough between the lines...
The first of the "Legend" lineup was unveiled at Pebble Beach in August, and it paid tribute to Bugatti Legend Jean-Pierre Wimille. The second special edition will be unveiled at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show and pays tribute to Jean Bugatti, the eldest son of Bugatti founder Ettore Bugatti, and former designer and test driver for Bugatti.
The new Veyron Jean Bugatti edition was inspired by the Type 57SC Atlantic — the best model ever designed by Jean Bugatti. This special edition is constructed entirely from jet black, clear-coated carbon fiber, and it features platinum insertions on the staple Bugatti horseshoe on the front grille and the EB logo on the rear. It sits on black, diamond-cut alloy wheels.
For the interior, Bugatti is offering the same beige and brown tones used in the original Type 57SC Atlantic: the seats, instrument panel, steering wheel, dash panel, center console, door trim panels and windscreen cross member are chocolate brown, while Bugatti added contrasting beige on the center console, foot well, outer door trim panels and handle recesses.
Just like any other Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse, this special model carries an 8.0-liter, W-16 engine that cranks out 1,200 horsepower and 1,500 Nm (1,106 pound-feet) torque at 3,000 to 5,000 rpm. This power affords it a 0-to-100 km/h (0-to-62 mph) sprint of just 2.6 seconds.
This special edition is limited to only three units, and each carries a price tag of €2.28 million (about $3 million at the current exchange rates).
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Bugatti just posted a pretty interesting teaser image on its Facebook page. This image reveals nearly nothing, and Bugatti is being rather tight lipped about it all. The only thing that Bugatti let us know is that we will see it in full next week at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show via a blurb under the image that reads "The next #Bugatti #Legend is about to be revealed at the Frankfurt Motorshow #IAA Who could it be?"
Yes indeed, who could it be? Lets do some math to find out. Just the other day we reported that any thought of producing the 16C Galibier was axed, so unless the Bugatti boss was just trying to throw our scent, we do not expect this to be the Super Sedan.
A second model that circulated around the rumor wire was the SuperVeyron Veyron, which was rumored to deliver up to 1,600 horsepower, but that was given the axe treatment even before the Galibier.
The only option this leave us is the successor to the Veyron, which Bugatti officials have confirmed is already in the works. Now, whether it will carry the "Veyron" name badge or some variant of it remained to be seen. In reference to what will be in Frankfurt, our assumption is that, given the successor isn’t expected for a few years, that this is simply a concept of that model.
Of course we are not 100 percent certain, so we are not ready to hedge our bets just yet, because Bugatti is famous for releasing random special edition Veyrons, and this very well could be one.
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It’s not unusual for Bugatti to show up to a major auto show with some rendition of their Veyron supercar, and Frankfurt’s model is a special edition Veyron Grand Sport slathered with red exterior paint. It seems Bugatti brought the Grand Sport along because they’re having a bit of trouble selling the powerful convertible. Both the Veyron Coupe and Veyron Super Sport are sold out, but there are still 108 units Grand Sport available, from a total of 150.
So in an effort to move the Grand Sport right along in sales, Bugatti has graced the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show floor with this sultry red model. Everything about this car is red; the exterior, the interior, and the partially red wheels. It’s a fitting color considering there’s a fiery hot 8.0L W16 engine with 1001 HP under the hood.
Along with the beautiful Grand Sport on display, Bugatti also chose the Frankfurt Motor Show to officially confirm that an even more powerful Veyron Grand Sport has been prepared for the 2012 Geneva Motor Show. This definitely smells like the Grand Sport Super Sport we caught testing just last month!
Bugatti may have some big plans for the long-rumored sedan, which include a first showing at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September. 4WheelsNews is reporting the slow economy hasn’t stopped Bugatti from it’s sedan plans, but instead it actually may help Bugatti repeat history.
The new sedan is expected to be called the Royale and will possibly be limited to six units, just like the original. Ettore Bugatti intended to build twenty-five examples of his Type 41 (Royale), but the Great Depression limited production to less than one per year over the 1927 to 1933 run. So if this rumor is true, Bugatti may be once again introducing an ultra-exclusive sedan in a time when few will be able to afford it. The new Royale will likely borrow a version of the W16 engine from the Veyron, and it could be the world most expensive car considering the price should be well north of the Veyron’s $1.5 million retail price.
This kind of news always gets us excited, but we also have to be a little cautious. Earlier this year we were expecting something big from Bugatti at the Geneva Motor Show, and all we got was the Bleu Centenaire.