Advertisement

New Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport targets agility over speed

Following the high speed Chiron 300+ edition, the new Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport aims to excel in the corners rather than on the straights

This is the Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport, a new version of the hypercar that’s designed to be more agile and involving than the regular model and the top speed-focused 300+ edition.

Bugatti’s engineers took weight out of the wheels, brake pads and brake discs to help shave 50kg off a regular Chiron’s mass. Then they stiffened the front and rear springs, adjusted the adaptive dampers and fitted an additional drive mode that holds back the traction control to allow, in theory, drifting under the right conditions.

The Chiron's four-turbo W16 engine is unchanged, so the Pur Sport has 1,479bhp and 1,600Nm of torque. But the redline has been nudged upwards by 200rpm and more significantly, the seven-speed gearbox has been given closer ratios.  The hydraulically extending rear spoiler has also been axed, replaced by a fixed item whose simpler configuration contributes 10kg to the aforementioned weight saving.

After all of these modifications, the Pur Sport’s top speed is a mere 217mph - well down from the regular car’s 261mph. But Bugatti argues that this makes the new arrival more relevant on twisty roads and on track days, because the surge from 37mph to 75mph takes almost two seconds less than in the standard car. Bugatti boss Stephan Winkelmann said, “We spoke to customers and realised they wanted a vehicle that is geared even more towards agility and dynamic cornering.”

Advertisement - Article continues below

Bugatti will begin manufacturing the Chiron Pur Sport in the second half of this year. The company plans to produce just 60 examples of the car, priced at around £2.6million plus local taxes where applicable.

Do you like the new Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport? Let us know in the comments below...

Advertisement
Advertisement

Recommended

What is the fastest production car in the world?
Koenigsegg Agera RS
Bugatti Chiron

What is the fastest production car in the world?

We take a blast through the past, rediscovering the amazing cars that have held the title of world’s fastest production car...
28 May 2020
Limited edition Bugatti Chiron Noire unveiled
Bugatti Chiron Noire - front tracking
Bugatti Chiron

Limited edition Bugatti Chiron Noire unveiled

Bugatti has launched a special edition version of the Chiron, finished in exposed carbon fibre and priced at £2.56 million
2 Dec 2019
Bugatti Chiron SuperSport
Bugatti Chiron Supersport 300+ - front static
Bugatti Chiron

Bugatti Chiron SuperSport

All 30 examples of Bugatti's record-breaking, 300mph-plus Chiron SuperSport have now been sold
20 Nov 2019

Most Popular

New 2020 BMW 4 Series arrives with bold new look and a huge grille
BMW 4 Series

New 2020 BMW 4 Series arrives with bold new look and a huge grille

Imposing grille leads the way as the new BMW 4 Series takes a new design direction away from its 3 Series sibling
2 Jun 2020
New 2021 Mercedes SL to be developed by AMG with 2+2 layout
Mercedes SL

New 2021 Mercedes SL to be developed by AMG with 2+2 layout

The new Mercedes SL roadster will return with a fabric roof and will share tech with the AMG GT sports car. Our exclusive images preview how it could …
29 May 2020
New Lexus IS teased ahead of 2021 launch
Lexus IS

New Lexus IS teased ahead of 2021 launch

The fourth-generation Lexus IS to be officially revealed on 9 June, but it’s not coming to the UK
1 Jun 2020