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Old 02-13-2017, 12:12 PM   #26
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I want the blue one...
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Old 02-13-2017, 01:24 PM   #27
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It's following the styling trend/needs to make a statement of the Vectors and Lambos of the 80's and 90's



It's too bad they haven't found that balance of presence and elegance they had originally





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Old 02-13-2017, 01:26 PM   #28
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I wonder how much money VW loses on each one of these things.
VW has lost 4.700.000 euro for every Veyron they sold, I guess they will lose 5 Million for every Chiron
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Old 02-14-2017, 12:23 PM   #29
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I think this is a great looking car.
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Old 02-14-2017, 12:37 PM   #30
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It's too bad they haven't found that balance of presence and elegance they had originally
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Old 02-14-2017, 12:53 PM   #31
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you do know that this is a Maserati, do you?

thatīs the ugly predecessor of the Veyron



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Old 02-14-2017, 01:29 PM   #32
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I love the EB110. Especially the SS version.
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Old 07-31-2017, 03:23 PM   #33
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The Bugatti Chiron returns some pretty poor fuel economy figures, but are you surprised? Likely not.

Nevertheless, Veyron owners interested in a Chiron may be delighted to hear the latest supercar will return marginally better gas mileage while putzing around town.

According to the EPA, the Chiron's 8.0-liter quad-turbocharged W-16 consumes fuel at the rate of...you ready for it?

9 mpg city, 14 highway and 11 combined.

To reiterate, that means the Chiron will chug one gallon of gasoline every nine miles it's driven around town. Another stat: the Chiron consumes 9.1 gallons of fuel every 100 miles. Yikes.

Then again, anyone buying a Chiron certainly isn't worried about paying for gas—the supercar commands a $2.6 million starting price.

Compared to the Bugatti Veyron, it's technically a wash. The Veyron returns 8 mpg city and 15 highway. That one extra mile per gallon from the Chiron isn't anything extraordinary, and as they say, your mileage may vary. In the case of a 4-figure-horsepower exotic, mileage will likely vary quite a bit, we'd reckon.

In the realm of supercars, the Chiron isn't an outlier. The 2017 Ford GT returns similarly dismal ratings—11 mpg city, 18 highway and 14 combined—and it's a lightweight V-6.

Moral of the story? Eco-minded individuals need not apply for the Bugatti Chiron. Besides, frugal doesn't always mean boring. Just look at the Porsche 918 Spyder.
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Old 07-31-2017, 03:52 PM   #34
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Actually that mileage is not really that bad considering how much power that it makes.

I had a small block 400cid in my 74 trans am that got about 8mpg. I am relatively sure it could not break 200mph.
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Old 07-31-2017, 04:22 PM   #35
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Nobody cares about MPG. Fun fact, Murci mpg is not on par with Chiron.

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you do know that this is a Maserati, do you?

thatīs the ugly predecessor of the Veyron
Go re-read the quote in my post. Although it's not a Bugatti, it gets the point across.
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Old 09-13-2017, 03:24 PM   #36
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Old 09-13-2017, 03:38 PM   #37
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I would take a 1970 alfa GTV over this.

NO seriously I would.
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Old 09-13-2017, 04:36 PM   #38
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Old 09-13-2017, 05:02 PM   #39
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0-60 is the best and only necessary performance metric. Going any faster would be illegal anyways. And Tesla is still better because you don't need to kill dinosaurs to make them go.

right because from making of the car to the charging of it is done through pixy dust and magic
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Old 09-13-2017, 05:17 PM   #40
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That is insane. Also, the quick flash of it just below 280mph is even more insane.
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Old 09-13-2017, 05:18 PM   #41
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right because from making of the car to the charging of it is done through pixy dust and magic
I may have inadvertently trolled you...
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Old 11-20-2019, 07:14 AM   #42
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Near production-spec” machine used by Andy Wallace to set hypercar speed record shown at LA

The road-going Chiron has a limited top speed of 261mph, but the company removed that restriction when British sportscar veteran, Le Mans winner and official Bugatti tester Andy Wallace drove to an astounding 304.773mph at the VW Group’s secretive Ehra-Lessien test track in Germany.

The Chiron’s “near production” spec included an additional safety cell, aerodynamic changes and a taller seventh gear, as well as a 1578bhp version of Bugatti’s quad-turbocharged 8-litre W16 engine taken from up from the 1479bhp of the ‘standard’ car.

A production version of the record-setting car, the Chiron Super Sport 300+, was revealed at the climax of Bugatti's Grand Tour rally in Italy early this year. The €3.5m (Ģ3.1m) model will be limited to just 30 units, with the first customers expected to take delivery in mid-2021.

Exceeding 300mph relied on specially constructed Michelin Pilot Cup 2 tyres designed to handle the enormous forces of such speeds; at the record velocity each was turning 4100 times a minute. Each tyre was X-rayed before it was selected for use to ensure that none of the radial bands was touching each other; while this doesn’t matter at even the Chiron’s normal governed speed, it could have created heat.

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Wallace also admitted that the enormous gyroscopic effect of wheels rotating so quickly became a challenge at ultra-high speeds. “At 200mph you can barely feel it, but at 300mph it’s absolutely enormous,” he told Autocar after the run, “it’s felt mostly on the front wheels and therefore the steering, like a spinning top when it starts to move it wants to continue to move.”

Dallara had designed the aerodynamic kit for the record-run – the Italian motorsport specialist builds the Chiron’s body – but there was no way to test simulation projections before the car was on track as speeds were too high for a wind tunnel. The aim was for neutral downforce, but that still meant huge forces running through the car’s structure. “Net zero downforce front and rear sounds easy, as you’ve got the static weight of the car pushing down and that’s more than heavy enough.

"But it doesn’t mean the air is having no effect, there’s close to 2000kg on the top surface of the body trying to pick the car off the ground and another 2000kg under the car trying to pull it back down – two fighting forces that come to four tonnes roughly… So you’ve got to be absolutely sure that everything on the car is secure enough to go this fast.”

At higher speeds Wallace also discovered that a recently resurfaced part of the 8.8km long straight at Ehra-Lessian was unsettling the car. “You’d barely notice in a normal car, but at those speeds it felt huge,” he said, the transition soon being known by the engineering team as ‘the jump.’

After four days at Ehra-Lessien the Chiron had managed a peak speed of 482.5km/h – 299.8mph, tantalizingly close to the 300mph barrier – but Wallace was struggling to go quicker. Then, on the record-setting lap, he felt confident enough over ‘the jump’ to push harder: “after it landed and had a bit of a weave about I thought it was the best it’s been, the cross wind was a little bit less and I just kept it pinned.”

Wallace saw a peak of 490km/h on the car’s GPS display so knew he had set a record, but the live telemetry had been unable to keep up and had showed a maximum of 479km/h. For several minutes as the car returned to the pit area the crew were unaware that the Chiron had broken the 300mph barrier. “They couldn’t work out why I was so happy on the radio,” Wallace admits. The Chiron’s on-board data recorder then confirmed the record time.

But Bugatti intends to leave it there, president Stefan Winkelmann saying that the company’s quest for ultimate speed is satisfied. “We have shown several times that we built the fastest cars in the world. In future we will focus on other areas,” he said in the official release, “Bugatti was the first to exceed 300mph – it’s name will go down in the history books and it will stay that way forever.”

For Wallace, this is the third time he has driven a car to the production car record, having previously done so with both the McLaren F1 and Jaguar XJ220. “It’s pretty bloody cool,” he told Autocar, “if somebody said to me even two years ago that I was going to go over 300mph I’d have thought they were out of their mind.”


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Old 11-20-2019, 01:31 PM   #43
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That is bonkers.

I didn't know that Dallara made the body (and I assume the carbon tub) for Bugatti. Neat.
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Old 11-21-2019, 11:18 PM   #44
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Any amount of Jump at or near 300 has to be exhilarating and heart stopping at the same time. The first thing that would flood my mind would be the Mercs flipping end over end during Lemans.
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