It’s been a few weeks since Bugatti took a modified Chiron to a record top speed of 490.484 km/h (304.773 mph), becoming the first carmaker to break through the mythical 482.803 km/h (300 mph) barrier. Well, it’s now time to party at the Atelier in Molsheim, and this is the gift to celebrate the record.
Called the Chiron Super Sport 300+, the special edition model was recently presented to a select group of customers in conjunction with the company’s 110th anniversary celebrations. It won’t come cheap, as the starting price is from 3.5 million euros (just over RM16 million), and there’s just 30 units up for grabs, with first deliveries slated from mid-2021.
“After the incredible speed record of more than 300 miles per hour, which we were the first series manufacturer to achieve, we’re now offering our customers the Super Sport 300+ – a very special edition model and the fastest Bugatti ever,” said Stephan Winkelmann, president of Bugatti.
“But the Chiron Super Sport 300+ is more than just the fastest series production sports car in the world. It is a testimony to Bugatti’s technical refinement, masterly workmanship and enormous attention to detail,” he added.
The car itself looks almost identical to the prototype that performed the top speed run, with a carbon-fibre shell and orange accents. The front end retains the brand’s iconic horseshoe grille, but with more aggressive air intakes and circular vents just above the wheel arches.
More significant differences from a regular Chiron can be seen at the rear, with a much longer decklid that requires a bespoke engine cover. Besides the longer tail, the new exhaust tailpipe configuration sees the outlets being stacked on top of one another, resulting in a redesign of the rear diffuser that generates a sufficient amount of negative lift by itself.
Bugatti adds that the wing, which has been brought further forwards, can consequently remain retracted in Top Speed mode. For power, there’s an 8.0 litre quad-turbo W16 engine (nicknamed Thor), which puts out 1,578 hp (1,600 PS), and is paired with a standard seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox and all-wheel-drive system.
On the inside, black carbon, leather and Alcantara in Beluga Black dominates the interior, with Jet Orange highlights to mirror the exterior. In selected areas, you’ll find “Super Sport 300+” lettering to highlight the model’s exclusivity, including on the door sills with LED lighting.
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