24 March 2017

Finally, the Bugatti Chiron review: the car we’ve been waiting for, aching for, yearning to arrive, is finally here.

With 1487bhp (1500hp) it’s set to become the fastest production car in the world, eclipsing Bugatti’s own Veyron Super Sport when it comes to its top speed. At the moment it’s limited to 261bhp but in 2018 Bugatti will remove the speed limiter and see just how fast the Chiron will go down its own test track, which has a five mile straight.

Meantime we’ve driven the Chiron and seen what this 8.0-litre, 16 cylinder, four-turbo, four-wheel drive, carbonfibre monster can do. Join us as we take to the wheel and marvel at the world of awesomeness it unleashes.

Bonus - watch the Chiron blast away from the start line at the Goodwood Festival of Speed:

Read our full review of the Bugatti Chiron here

Matt Prior

Matt Prior
Title: Editor-at-large

Matt is Autocar’s lead features writer and presenter, is the main face of Autocar’s YouTube channel, presents the My Week In Cars podcast and has written his weekly column, Tester’s Notes, since 2013.

Matt is an automotive engineer who has been writing and talking about cars since 1997. He joined Autocar in 2005 as deputy road test editor, prior to which he was road test editor and world rally editor for Channel 4’s automotive website, 4Car. 

Into all things engineering and automotive from any era, Matt is as comfortable regularly contributing to sibling titles Move Electric and Classic & Sports Car as he is writing for Autocar. He has a racing licence, and some malfunctioning classic cars and motorbikes. 

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Peter Cavellini 4 April 2017

The final....frontier......,?

Well,maybe it should,to fast for ANY public road,thus it becomes an attraction,you pay your money and get a thrill ride down a runway somewhere,ultimately,anything faster WILL be a fairground ride,something that will sit in some millionaire Garage and be gawped at because it is too scary to drive fast.
gillmanjr 28 March 2017


The one comment I'm going to make that I haven't seen from anyone else: I love the way it looks, from every angle. It is MILES better looking than the Veyron, which I considered to be one of the ugliest supercars in the world. This thing is gorgeous.
brauhut 28 March 2017


Emissions, no KERS, high price, ... true. BUT the engineering work in this car is a masterpiece. Congrats, Bugatti to this fine car. Others might be almost as fast, but then they are stripped racers without leather everywhere, satnav, aircon, electr.seats,... Thumbs up!