Designed with an emphasis on handling, the all-new member of the Bugatti Chiron family is here, and it comes with a rather catchy name; the Chiron Pur Sport.
Last year, the French company managed to develop the fastest supercar in the world, and now, with the Pur sport, the company seeks to build on that success with a car that is not only extremely quick, but one that handles like a dream too.
Speaking about the Pur’s excellent handling abilities, Bugatti President Stephan Winkelmann notes: “We spoke to customers and realized they wanted a vehicle that is geared even more towards agility and dynamic cornering.”
He adds: “A hyper sports car that yearns for country roads with as many bends as possible. An unadulterated, uncompromising driving machine. Consequently, the vehicle is called Chiron Pur Sport.”
Like the standard Chiron, the Pur Sport is fitted with the same 8.0 liter quad-turbo W16 engine that produces 1500PS and 1600nm of torque. In comparison to its predecessor, Bugatti says that 80% of the Pur’s transmission has been revised with the entire gear set adapted to new conditions.
The tweaks to the transmission system give the Pur Sport 15% closer gear ratios and as a result, improve power delivery and engine response.
In a bid to improve aerodynamics, the Pur Sport also comes with a slightly tweaked body with an optimized front fascia that now has wide air openings and an elongated horseshoe panel at the bottom.
At the back, the Pur Sport is fitted with a 1.9 meter long spoiler that Bugatti says generates “serious amounts of downforce”. Also at the back is an all new sleek looking 3D printed titanium exhaust pipe.
In a bid to further improve aerodynamics and handling, Bugatti developed a new wheel design for the Pur Sport that features an all-new magnesium wheel that can be paired with optional aero blades.
Special wheels need special tires and as such, Bugatti partnered with tire maker Michelin to develop tires for the Pur Sport that the company says not only match the new Aero wheel design but also boost the Pur’s lateral acceleration by 10% improving the car’s cornering speed as a result.