Bugatti Chiron Sport lives by the ‘more carbon fibre is better’ mantra

Forget taking it steady, the Bugatti Chiron Sport ups the hypercar ante even further with various track-focussed enhancements. This is what we know about the quad-turbo monster, having been officially unveiled at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show.

The Bugatti Chiron Sport has been unveiled at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show, bringing with it a new focus on going round a track with improved urgency.

Not that the standard Chiron is slow, but Bugatti has given the Sport model a sort of performance pack. Highlights include stiffening the shock absorbers by 10 per cent, tweaking the steering and rear-differential and the addition of Dynamic Torque Vectoring to aid handling at speed.

Revisions you can actually see, meanwhile, come in the form of new lightweight alloy wheels, a carbon fibre stabiliser, carbon fibre intercooler cover, lighter glass for the rear window, lighter exhaust deflector and, most bizarre of all, carbon fibre windscreen wipers with 3D-printed aluminium tips. Incredibly expensive, no doubt, but they do save 1.4kg of weight.

There has been no power increase for the W16 quad-turbocharged 8.0-litre petrol monster, so you get the same 1,479bhp, same 0-62mph time of 2.5 seconds and the same 0-124mph time of 6.5 seconds. Even the top speed is the same 261mph and the exterior is just as head-grabbing. Wait, so what do you actually get?

Apart from being able to tell people you own the most potent Chiron (for the time being, at least), Bugatti claims it is five seconds faster than the standard Chiron around the high-speed Nardo circuit in Italy. Exactly what time it scored has been held back, though, so perhaps take that with a pinch of salt.

Tactical information withholding aside, the Bugatti Chiron Sport weighs less, which in a car of that performance means it can only be faster – and no self-respecting petrolhead is going to complain about that, are they?

The price, you ask. Well, it is yet to be confirmed but think millions. Way more than the average person has in their novelty piggy bank, basically.