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.
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).