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The New Bugatti Chiron Gives Fans Of Fast Cars Something To Cheer For

By Edge Ison , Mar 28, 2017 04:30 AM EDT
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The Bugatti Chiron is fast. The svelte-looking body of the Chiron plays host to sixteen cylinders, four turbochargers, eight liters, half a dozen exhaust pipes and 1,479 horsepower. All that adds up to a speed of 234 miles per hour.

It is also loud. The Bugatti Chiron is not just about riding fast and looking good while at it. The sound system of the $2.99 million sports car spews out 18 hertz of thundering bassline without sacrificing the delicate notes of the music.

AutomobileMag noted that there may be some skeptics who think the Chiron is just a powerful yet overpriced version of the Veyron. However, the two-seater which was designed by Etienne Salomé, was made to "surpass the Veyron in every aspect" as explained by Bugatti President and CEO Wolfgang Dürheimer.

The Bugatti Chiron is made up of mostly titanium and carbon fiber parts making it even lighter and more built for speed. This allowed the makers of the Chiron to make it wider by 1.6 inches while still netting a weight of only 4,398 lbs. The turbochargers are made larger by 68 percent to help the Chiron peak at a flat torque of 1,180 lb-ft from 2,000 to 6,000 rpm.

What sets the new Bugatti Chiron apart from its predecessor are the impressive new features and updates including a new adaptive suspension system, wider carbon fiber chassis and innovative under-body aerodynamics. The Chiron also ditched Michelin's Pax system in favor of a wheel and tire combination that is way better. It uses the Pilot Sport Cup 2s tires, also from Michelin, which are lighter than what the Veyron used.

The new Bugatti Chiron, dubbed by Motor Authority as the "King of the Exotics", is considered as the successor to the Veyron. The first Bugatti Veyron, named after French racing driver Pierre Veyron, was made in 2005 while the last one came out in 2015. The 16.4 Veyron Super Sport World Record Edition holds the distinction of being the fastest street-legal production car ever. At 261 mph, the latest Chiron falls a bit short of the Veyron's record of 258 mph for now but it is still seen as a worthy successor.

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