Bugatti claims the Chiron Pur Sport does 0–62 mph in 2.3 seconds
Using the power of online presentations, and live from the cancelled Geneva Motor Show, Christian von Koenigsegg gave us the world’s most advanced and fastest four-seater hybrid, the Gemera, as well as the highest top speed car the Swedish company will ever make, the Jesko Absolut. From Italy, Horacio Pagani followed up with his most hardcore track coupé to date, the Imola, and the Roadster BC, a similar idea with the exhausts closer to your ears.
Bugatti’s surprise for 2020 is the Chiron Pur Sport, an evolution of the already handling-oriented Chiron Sport. The Pur Sport now joins the special edition club headed by the shamelessly expensive Chiron La Voiture Noire, the not-much-cheaper EB100 tribute Chiron Centodieci, and the 300-mph Chiron Super Sport 300+.
Under its six-foot-wide rear wing, the Chiron Pur Sport features a weight reduction of 110 pounds, partly thanks to the reduced unsprung mass achieved using titanium wheel plates and magnesium rims. The Pur Sport’s tires, made of a new compound, sit at 2.5 degrees of negative camber, pushed to the road by 65 percent firmer springs at the front, and 33 percent firmer springs at the rear. For additional downforce, Bugatti also gave the Pur Sport a larger horseshoe grille, as well as extended air intakes over a deeper front splitter. At the rear, a huge diffuser and a 3D-printed titanium exhaust tip work with that giant fixed wing.
However, the most important modification seems to be that gearing has been shortened by 18 percent through all seven gears, which improves this Chiron’s in-gear acceleration by up to 45 percent. Bugatti CEO Stephan Winkelmann claims this brings the Pur Sport’s 0–62 mph time down to 2.3 seconds, a figure only beaten by 600-horsepower WRX-spec rallycross machines—and Formula 1 cars on a good day.
All 4288 pounds of the Chiron Pur Sport can be yours now for a $600,000 premium over a regular Chiron, or a $300,000 bonus over the non-Pur Chiron Sport. Former Lamborghini boss Stephan Winkelmann sure loves his special editions.