Each time one or more Bugattis are released, it is always a small event immortalized by the brand itself. So when the Molsheim firm brings together the two most athletic Chiron on the ring in Nardò, Italy, it is inevitably an event not to be missed. For the occasion, the Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport and the Chiron Super Sport 300+ have undergone some rather extensive development tests on this demanding track.
The ring of Nardò is 12.6 kilometers long and forms a loop four kilometers in diameter, the upper part of which is inclined at 12 °. To give you a little idea, you can drive up to 240 km / h without turning the steering wheel, the only slope of the track compensating for the lateral forces.
"The test track at Nardò with its round, high-speed layout and handling test circuit is ideal for us", explains Stefan Ellrott, Director of Development at Bugatti. "Here we can test the Chiron Pur Sport and the Chiron Super Sport 300+ at different speeds and at high outside temperatures. Our sports cars must perform perfectly, not only at moderate speeds and temperatures, but also at speeds exceeding 300 km / h, in cold or hot weather. "
Remember that if these two models are based on the same bases essentially, their philosophy is a little different. The Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ emphasizes speed while the Pur Sport will be more comfortable in corners thanks to increased agility. 37 employees from various specialist services at Bugatti work on eight chassis. There are thus four pre-production models of the Chiron Super Sport 300+ and four examples of the Chiron Pur Sport which cover more than 20,000 kilometers during their development.
The 30 copies of the Chiron Super Sport 300+ and the 60 units of the Chiron Pur Sport will be delivered gradually from the end of next year.