New version of 1479bhp hypercar is 18kg lighter and 5secs faster on track

Bugatti has pulled the wraps off a more hardcore version of its 1479bhp hypercar called the Chiron Sport.

The uprated model loses weight and gains new chassis settings to enhance its agility and make it a more driver-focused offering. It’s said to 5secs faster than the standard car on the Nardò handling circuit.

Weight has been saved through the use of several lighter parts, including new wheels, a carbonfibre intercooler cover and a carbonfibre windscreen wiper. The latter, a world first, is 77% lighter to reduce weight by 1.4kg. The rear window glass is lighter as well.

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In the Chiron Sport the Handling mode now sees the car’s damping rates dialled up by 10%, while the steering is also more responsive to give the car quicker reaction times. The car’s rear-axle differential now features a torque vectoring function to boost on-throttle adjustability.

No changes have been made to the car’s quad-turbocharged 8.0-litre W16 engine, so it produces 1479bhp and 1180lb ft of torque between 2000rpm and 6000rpm. The car is still good for a 2.5sec 0-62mph time, while 0-124mph takes 6.5sec.

Prices for the Chiron Sport start at 2.65 million euros, which is about £2.36 million, before taxes. The regular Chiron costs from 2.4m euros (about £2.1m).

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6 March 2018

How about developing Tyres that last long enough for it to go for 300mph and wipe the smile of John Hennessey’s Face........!

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