The Bugatti Chiron has been making headlines all over the racetrack. Now videos are surfacing of the car completing blistering laps at the famous Nurburgring, taking several auto journalists for the ride of their lives. The quad-turbo W16 hypercar is the brainchild of Bugatti president and CEO Wolfgang Dürheimer. The outgoing Dürheimer even takes the helm for several of the fastest laps.
A video uploaded by Car Throttle featuring its journo, Alex Kersten, is now available on YouTube for your viewing pleasure. Kersten is in the shotgun seat while Dürheimer commands the Bugatti all around the track for the cameras. Alex is heard screaming mightily when the car takes off, trying not to drop the camera from the jolt of speed. Dürheimer is controlled and in command – exactly what you would expect from the man behind the hypercar vision.
The Nurburgring Nordschleife is a legendary testing area. Bugatti’s uploaded video, with more certain to follow, will begin to cement its own legend. The video shows the car absolutely nailing the infamous stretch of road on the Nurburgring Nordschleife known as “Green Hell.”
For those who love cars and dream of speed, this YouTube video is a must-watch:
Specs on Bugatti Chiron HyperCar
The Bugatti Chiron retails for a cool $2.6 million. What’s inside this inspirational speedster? According to Bugatti, the Chiron is “the world’s first production sports car with 1500 hp.” It weighs in at 4400 pounds and hits 258 mph easily. It added an extra 300 hp over Bugatti’s las hypercar champion, the Veyron. Although the car gets a production run, it’s limited to just 500, since only the top 0.000001 percent can afford to buy one.
Bugatti has also tuned the Chiron’s four turbochargers to work sequentially. Two operate at low engine speeds, giving the better response to the engine before the other chargers take over above 3800 rpm mark, giving maximum power to your drive. There are plans to add new variations to the Chiron, which should pack on some more speed miles, further separating it from its nearest competitor, the Lamborghini Aventador.
The Chiron, like the Veyron, routes torque to all four wheels, using a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. According to Bugatti, these are “the largest, highest-performing” components ever fitted into an automobile.
Further enticing auto enthusiasts is the gorgeous body style of this Chiron, which is significantly more fetching than the Veyron. Each side of the car has a C-shaped curve that harkens back to the automaker’s classic 1930s art deco masterpieces (the Type 57 Atlantic and Atalante). There is also a spear running down the car’s spine that also links it to the Bugatti’s of yore.
The all-mesh tail seems grafted on from another car, however, the surfaces behind it are flowing and beautiful. The front of course finds Bugatti’s iconic horseshoe-shaped grille, now with a badge stamped from five ounces of silver. The quad-LED lights are a nice touch.