An engineering milestone. The Bugatti Chiron claims a top speed of 261 mph. A seven-speed dual-clutch automatic routes power to all four wheels, but it can do more than straight-line speed. The bodywork is super-thin, super-strong carbon fibre with the finest sliver of aluminium honeycomb sandwiched at its core. Likewise the carbon chassis uses the same technology to save weight and add strength. The downside of this comfort and luxury is that it doesn’t really behave like a mid-engined supercar.
It gets better or worse:
It doesn’t flow. It’s all action. It doesn’t even look like a traditional mid-engined supercar. It looks important and statesmanlike. From some angles — the back, especially — it appears ugly.And that’s what this car is all about. It’s not driving pleasure. It’s not aesthetics. It’s a hypercar. It’s just man looking at nature, rolling up his sleeves and saying: “Do you want some?”
BASE PRICE: $2,998,000
Top speed: 261 mph
Power: 1500 hp @ 6700 rpm
Zero to 60 mph: 2.3 sec
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