Bugatti is planning on several variants of their Chiron hypercar that are both lighter and more powerful.
Except for the one without a roof, which will just be roofless.
When Bugatti announced the Chiron way back in 2016, they said they weren’t going to chase after speed records anymore. Sure, the Chiron still had more power from it’s W16 engine than the Veyron did when it launched in 2005, but that power was just for show, they said. It wasn’t like they were going to try and make another land speed record, or lap the Nurburgring faster than it had ever been lapped before.
This didn’t stop the Chiron from breaking a few records by accident, but that’s just what happens when you’re Bugatti.
Now thanks to a new report from Automobile Magazine, we might need to rethink Bugatti’s position on their beloved Chiron. According to sources within the company, Bugatti is planning on several new versions of the Chiron, including a super light, super hardcore track version that might just smash a few records.
The first new version is reported to be a Superleggera model that sheds even more weight than the Chiron Sport. It’ll also have further aerodynamic refinements to not only be the lightest Chiron ever made but also one with the most downforce. You can probably expect to see new active aerodynamic technologies and even greater use of carbon fiber.
After that, Bugatti plans on a Chiron SS, or Super Sport, that will take all the track-focused technologies of the regular Sport and combine it with the lightweight and aerodynamic technology of the Superleggera. As the saying goes, speed comes from lightness, and the SS will have that and more.
There are even rumors that Bugatti is planning of squeezing yet more power from their 8.0-L W16 engine, which might finally break the 1,500 hp mark.
Most exciting of all are rumors that Bugatti is working on an all-electric version of the Chiron with the help of Porsche, electric hypercar makers Rimac, and Italian chassis-maker Dallara. No word on when we might see some action there, but given the fact the Chiron weighs over 4,400 lbs already, an electric version might tip the scales at over 5,000 lbs.
All this on top of the recently announced Divo. Bugatti certainly doesn’t like to rest on their laurels.