When Bugatti took the veil off the Chiron in 2016, it was well expected that the French carmaker would create versions of the sports car. Then, the carmaker unveiled the track-focused Bugatti Chiron Sport at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2018. But it seems Bugatti isn't finished yet, as it is reported to be planning to reveal an extreme version of the Chiron at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show.
According to our sources, Bugatti has plans to build an extreme version of the Chiron that even surpasses the Divo. It seems that a number of VIP customers were given the privilege of getting a good glimpse of the new upcoming version of the Chiron through sketches shown at the unveiling of the Bugatti Divo at Château Saint-Jean. As report, Bugatti described this new extreme version as “a beauty of speed” as well as a “ground-to-ground Missile”.
Chiron’s predecessor, the Bugatti Veyron was gifted with an extreme version that held the record for being the fastest street-legal car for more than seven years – the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport. This version features an engine that can deliver 1,200 PS (1,184 hp or 883 kW) of max output and 1,106 lb.-ft. (1,500 Nm) of peak torque. It managed to achieve a top speed of 267.856 mph (431.072 km/h) to set a new record, only to be broken seven years later.
Thus, if Bugatti would be creating the most hardcore version of the Chiron, it could be a Super Sport edition.
Sources told us that the hardcore version of the Bugatti Chiron would still be served by the same 8.0-liter, quad-turbo W16 engine that powers the standard version. In the Chiron, this engine delivers 1,500 PS (1,479 hp or 1,103 kW) of max output and 1,180 lb.-ft. (1,600 Nm) of peak torque – much more than what Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport can offer.
The Chiron Sport offers the same output and torque, but this version is around 18 kg (40 lbs) lighter and has stiffer suspension. For the rumored Chiron Super Sport, its output and torque are expected to exceed that of the standard model.
According to our sources, the Chiron Super Sport would have a very limited production run of around 40 examples, just like the number of copies expected to be built for the Bugatti Divo. The Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport had a production run of 30 units.
Fans and enthusiasts of the Bugatti Chiron would have to wait until the next Geneva Motor Show – slated in March 2019 – to see if this rumor is true.