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Bugatti Chiron Sport launched as more driver-focused variant

Bugatti Chiron Sport launched as more driver-focused variant”

The Chiron Sport also brings along visual changes to make it completely clear that this is not some run-of-the-mill Chiron.

Bugatti has put the auto on a diet, stripping nearly 40 pounds from the vehicle. It's not been as easy as you might imagine, though. All in all, these small, detailed tweaks add up to a five second advantage over a regular Chiron around Nardo's handling circuit, though we're not told specifically what the lap time is. Excessive? Maybe, but the wiper changes alone save more than three pounds from the standard vehicle. A new dynamic handling package introduces stiffer suspension and new mapping for the shock absorbers, which now react approximately 10-percent more stiffly on the Chiron Sport than on the Chiron.

The result, Bugatti says, is a significant improvement in handling.

A grand total of 18kg has been removed from the Chiron's bulk, attributable to new lightweight wheels, a carbon fibre stabiliser and intercooler cover, and of course, the unbelievable carbon fibre windscreen wipers - a world first on a production vehicle, no less. The all-wheel-drive system now features torque vectoring to direct power to either side. If you're Bugatti, you unveil the Chiron Sport at the Geneva motor show - a auto that now promises incredible handling to match its already mind-blowing speed. An optimised rear-axle differential and Dynamic Torque Vectoring system also enhance the overall direction change of the vehicle - and should help to put some of the Chiron's prodigious amounts of twist onto the tarmac.

Since you'll probably want people to know you're in the speedier vehicle, Bugatti has thrown in some design changes too. It's available in a limited selection of colors for the front end including red, blue, silver and dark grey. The wheels are unique to the Sport, as are the quartet of round exhaust outlets. For the Sport, Bugatti finishes the aluminum alloy C-shaped trim line in the same color as the body paint.

It's all black inside, and features three different materials: Alcantara for the roof liner, leather for the seats, door trims and so forth, and carbon fibre for the dashboard and steering column. These are coupled with an exposed carbon fiber finish for the tail of the auto.

2019 Bugatti Chiron Sport is more hardcore with better handling originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 06 Mar 2018 03:40:00 EST. The auto will start at $3.26m in the USA, though the show vehicle here in Geneva is - with its options thoroughly checked off - a heady $3.672m.



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