2017 Bugatti Chiron: A 1500 Horsepower Overkill

2017 Bugatti Chiron: A 1500 Horsepower Overkill
The 2017 Bugatti Chiron is easily one of the most powerful hypercars ever created. Photo : BW Channel/YouTube

If you think the 707 horsepower of Dodge Hellcat is already too much, you will probably find the Bugatti Chiron's 1500 horsepower to be overkill. In case you are wondering, the answer is no, your eyes are not deceiving you and they are perfectly fine. The 2017 Bugatti Chiron really does have 1500 horses under its hood.

2017 Bugatti Chiron: Hypercar In Its Own League

There are only very few places in the world where you can actually unleash the full power of a hypercar and there are even fewer people than can afford one and would actually try to drive at full speed. Why automakers would still decide to build such cars given this fact, can sometimes be something that would endlessly baffle the minds of many people. The 2017 Bugatti Chiron is one of those hypercars. In fact, it is one hypercar that is basically in a league of its own. According to Car and Driver, the 2017 Bugatti Chiron is equipped with an 8.0-liter quad-turbocharged W-16 engine that delivers a jaw-dropping 1500 horsepower and 1,180-pound feet of torque.

The power is transferred through an all-wheel drive (AWD) by a seven-speed dual clutch automatic transmission. This allows the 2017 Bugatti Chiron to go from zero to 60 miles per hour in a very short period of time. It was mentioned that the 2017 Bugatti Chiron can reach 62 miles per hour in less than 2.5-seconds with a top speed of 261 miles per hour. That would most definitely get your adrenaline pumping even before you actually step on the pedal.

2017 Bugatti Chiron: Requiring The Most Powerful Dyno

Given the sheer power of the 2017 Bugatti Chiron, it does not make sense to test it in just an ordinary dynamometer. According to a report, the automaker had to install the most powerful dynamometer the world has ever seen just to be able to test the 2017 Bugatti Chiron. The result showed that the power grid received an unbelievable 1,200 amps of electricity return. All technicalities aside, the 2017 Bugatti Chiron is one very powerful machine. It does not even require a genius to figure that out.

2017 Bugatti Chiron: A King's Ride

The 2017 Bugatti Chiron's exterior is, let's just say it's something that is made for kings. Interestingly, you can choose from 23 topcoat colors and eight versions of carbon. Depending on your preferences, the paint layer can reach a maximum of eight and each of these will be hand-painted. In fact, the factory in which the 2017 Bugatti Chiron has no robot in it and everything is basically manually assembled. You can just look at the 2017 Bugatti Chiron and you most certainly won't be able to deny that it is a work of passionate art.

2017 Bugatti Chiron: The Price Tag

If you consider all the work that goes into the 2017 Bugatti Chiron and just how powerful this machine can be, it simply makes sense that its price tag will easily be in the six-digits zone. Apparently, the 2017 Bugatti Chiron will start at $2.6 million and there will only be 500 units available. Given the expensive price tag and limited market, that would certainly be a wise move as there really aren't many people in this world that can actually get their hands on something like the 2017 Bugatti Chiron.

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