|The Bugatti Chiron holds the title of the world’s most powerful production car. With an 8.0-litre quad-turbo W-16 that churns out 1,480 horsepower, the Chiron is claimed to reach a top speed electronically limited to 420 km/h (261 mph)|
The engine, which employs two-stage turbocharging, channels some 1,180 lb-ft of torque through its seven-speed dual-clutch transmission to all four wheels. Zero-to-100 km/h figure is estimated at about 2.5 seconds.
|The limit on the top speed is designed to keep the tires from shredding into dust, but unrestricted the Chiron could go as fast as 461 km/h (287 mph). The price for the Bugatti Chiron starts at a trifling 2.4 million Euro.|
Only 500 cars will be made.
|Its W16 engine is based on its Veyron predecessor, but it comes with completely new internals. Its four turbochargers are each 30 percent larger, and work in two stages: two spool up when the Chiron launches, and the other two only kick in above 3,800 rpm.|
All pieces are cooled by some 10 radiators, though brake cooling is helped in part a hydraulic flap by the front axle, which also lowers drag. There’s also a four-position spoiler out back which can act as an airbrake during deceleration; and an adaptive suspension system to raise or lower the car for optimal aerodynamics.
Louis Chiron was a French racer that had the highest number of podiums with Bugatti cars, hence the hommage.