Bugatti Chiron

Bugatti Chiron
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The Bugatti Chiron at the 2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed
Overview
ManufacturerBugatti Automobiles S.A.S.
Production2016–present
AssemblyFrance: Molsheim (Bugatti Molsheim Plant)
Designer
  • Achim Anscheidt (Head of Design)[1]
  • Frank Heyl
  • Sasha Selipanov
  • Etienne Salome
Body and chassis
ClassSports car (S)
Body style2-door coupé
LayoutMid-engine, all-wheel-drive
Related
Powertrain
Engine8.0 L (488 cu in) quad-turbocharged W16
Power output
  • 1,103 kW (1,479 hp; 1,500 PS) (Chiron, Chiron Sport, Chiron Pur Sport, Chiron Noire)
  • 1,177 kW (1,578 hp; 1,600 PS) (Chiron Super Sport 300+)
Transmission7-speed dual-clutch automatic[2]
Dimensions
Wheelbase2,711 mm (106.7 in)
Length4,544 mm (178.9 in)[3]
Width2,038 mm (80.2 in)
Height1,212 mm (47.7 in)
Kerb weight
  • 1,996 kg (4,400 lb) (est)[4]
  • 1,978 kg (4,360 lb) (est) (Chiron Sport)[5]
Chronology
PredecessorBugatti Veyron

The Bugatti Chiron is a mid-engine two-seater sports car designed and developed in Germany by Bugatti Engineering GmbH[6] and manufactured in Molsheim, France by French automobile manufacturer Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S. The successor to the Bugatti Veyron,[7] the Chiron was first shown at the Geneva Motor Show on 1 March 2016.[8][9] The car is based on the Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo concept car.

The car is named after the Monégasque driver Louis Chiron.[10] The car shares the name with the 1999 Bugatti 18/3 Chiron concept car.

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  6. ^ Kruse, Thomas (1 October 2020). "Bugatti-Verkauf: Wolfsburger Mitarbeiter haben VW-Verträge". www.wolfsburger-nachrichten.de (in German). Retrieved 17 November 2020.
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