The Bugatti Chiron Super Sport is meant to be the swan song of the Chiron model. It’s hard to believe that it’s already been five years since the Chiron was first revealed in Geneva.
While we weren’t huge fans of the Veyron’s styling, we have to admit that the Chrion looks much better. In fact, we would be willing to argue that the Chiron has a timeless design.
That makes it all the more surprising that Bugatti is moving on from their current hypercar already. Though with the reveal of the Bolide, we suppose there was writing on the wall.
While the Chiron is going away, it’s not going away quietly. Despite several limited editions and special versions of the Chiron, the one variant Bugatti hasn’t produced yet is a Super Sport; which is exactly what we have here.
Bugatti Chiron Super Sport Styling
The aerodynamicists and stylists at Bugatti did enough to the exterior to show that this isn’t just a regular Chiron. The goal with this new styling was form through function and increasing downforce.
That being said, the most noticeable change is the extended rear section of the Bugatti Chiron Super Sport by 25 centimeters (about 10 inches). According to Bugatti, the reason for the extension is to “hold the laminar flow to the bodywork for as long as possible.”
We aren’t great at physics so we’ll take their word for it.
The Bugatti Chiron Super Sport also features a re-worked front fascia with an integrated front splitter and much larger front air dams than those found on a standard Chiron.
Finally, there are circular vents found on the front fenders to control airflow around the wheels. This serves as function and a styling nod to the Bugatti EB 110 Super Sport.
Bugatti took the obligatory one-two punch of reducing some weight and increasing engine power to further set the Super Sport apart from the standard model.
The 8.0 liter W16 engine was given a bump of 100 horsepower, bringing the total to 1,600 horses total. The power boost comes by way of modifications to the turbochargers, valvetrain, and oil pump.
The engine tweaks also allow for the Bugatti Chiron Super Sport to access its 1,180 ft-lbs of torque as high as 7,000 RPMs rather than the 6,000 RPMs in the standard model.
The chassis was also modified (though Bugatti was a bit vague on this) to better handle the high-speed runs that some owners will undoubtedly make once the Super Sport is in their possession.
It is mentioned that Michelin to create new Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires specifically for the Bugatti Chiron Super Sport. These tires are the only ones of their kind which can handle sustained speeds of 500 Km/h or 310 mph.
Price and release date
If you made a killing on bitcoin this year and you have some extra change in your pocket, you can pick up the Bugatti Chiron Super Sport for about 3.9 million euros (4.7 million USD).
Obviously, that’s a very high price but considering that only 30 Bugatti Chiron Super Sport cars will be produced, it is almost guaranteed to go up in value.
Prospective buyers can expect to take delivery of their limited edition hypercars in early 2022.
What do you think of the Bugatti Super Sport? Would you drop seven-figures on this car if you had the stacks? Or is there another hypercar that you’d rather buy?
Let us know in the comments below or on Twitter at @MotorworldHype.
Bugatti Chiron Super Sport debut video
You can watch the official reveal video above; but if you want to by pass all the build up and get straight to the car then just skip to 8:31 on the time line.