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Bugatti increases Chiron performance with $3.9M Super Sport version

The latest exotic from the House of Volkswagen Group’s Bugatti brand is a stunner on the track in the form of the Chiron Super Sport.

The 3.2 million-euro ($3.9 million) coupe is the latest iteration of the Chiron family line that includes the Chiron, the Chiron Sport, the Chiron Pur Sport, and the Chiron Super Sport 300+, which hit a record-breaking speed of 304.773 mph (490 kph) in 2019. 

Bugatti will no longer go after such land speed records, a company spokesperson said. The brand declined to say whether this will be the last iteration of the gasoline-powered Chiron family that started in 2016.

The brand’s CEO, Stephan Winkelmann, said in March 2019 that Bugatti will probably make electric supercars eventually.

The new Chiron Super Sport nonetheless includes performance boosts, compared to its siblings: The 8.0-liter W-16 engine produces 1,600 horsepower –121 hp more than the Pur Sport, thanks in part to larger, more efficient turbochargers. The seven-gear, dual-clutch transmission has longer and quicker gears, and the car weighs 50 pounds (22.7 kg) less than its predecessors.

The brand does not release 0 to 60 mph (0-97 kph) figures, but 0 to 125 mph takes just over 5.8 seconds, with a top speed electronically limited to 273 mph (439 kph).

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