During the Vienna Motor Symposium the Volkswagen 1.5-liter TS evo engine might have grabbed the headlines, but in earnest we’re more interested in the fact that Bugatti also brought the Chiron to the show.
Most likely the Chiron is among the most powerful cars to be present at any given event, thanks to its quad-turbocharged 8.0-liter 16-cylinder engine that produces an incredible 1,479 horsepower (1,500 PS / 1103 kW) and 1,180 pound-feet (1,600 Nm) of torque. These impressive technical details are here thanks to the “almost completely redesigned” powerplant compared o its predecessor, the Veyron, adding in even more performance. And you know you have lots when the limited top speed stands in at 260 miles per hour.
“With its performance figures and its agility, the new 16-cylinder engine of the Bugatti Chiron has achieved the ultimate for a production sports car.” The executive went on to say “By consistently reaching its ambitious targets, Bugatti has convincingly met demands in the segment of production super sports cars and achieved commanding performance in comparison with its competitors,” commented in a statement Bugatti President Wolfgang Dürheimer. Production is currently capped at 500 examples and Bugatti says more than one third of them have been ordered already – this is a lot since the model is priced from 2.7 (€2.4) million.