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Bugatti Chiron Specifications
The Bugatti Chiron is named after Louis Chiron, a factory driver for the company in the European Championship in the ‘30s. Chiron was acknowledged as one of the best drivers in the pre-Formula One racing era. In 1999, he was also the inspiration for an 18/3 Chiron concept car. While that concept didn’t really materialize, Bugatti is now paying tribute to the man by naming after him perhaps the greatest supercar of all time.
The Bugatti Chiron was first seen by the racing public during the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. Bugatti Automobiles president Wolfgang Durheimer claims that the Bugatti Chiron will shatter several speed records known to man, most notably the fastest street legal production car.
Make no mistake about it—the Bugatti Chiron is not a hybrid car unlike some of its competitors like the Porsche 918, McLaren P1 and the LaFerrari. It uses fossil fuels. And similar to its predecessor, it deploys power coming from its engine through all four wheels.
Durheimer explains that if Bugatti made the Chiron a hybrid, it would have made the car heavier. And that would have an effect on Chiron’s speed. Instead, the car maker increased the car’s power by 25 percent while improved its aerodynamics and road holding.
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