Bugatti’s Outrageous Hypercar Unveiled

Mon 14th Jun 2021

With a cool price tag of £3.3million, the new Bugatti Chiron Super Sport is unlikely to be within reach of your traditional car buyer, and with a top speed, which has been electronically limited to 273mph, you won’t be catching one anytime soon.

The French supercar brand has made it even more unlikely that we will even see one by producing just 60 of the ‘ultimate grand tourer’, with the first being delivered to customers at the start of 2022.

The Chiron Super Sport has a humongous 1,578bhp, making it the most powerful road car with an internal combustion engine, and though the top speed is ‘limited’ to 273mph, its predecessor, the Chiron Super Sport 300+ clocked 304.77mph on a test run two years ago.

The Super Sport title is not one which is often given to Bugatti’s cars, in fact since the very first one in 1931, there have only been four previous vehicles worthy of carrying the prestigious name.

“With the Chiron Super Sport, we are following our long-standing tradition of combining top speed with absolute luxury,” says Stephan Winkelmann, President of Bugatti. “The Chiron Super Sport stands for increased comfort and elegance coupled with even greater performance and higher speeds. With this new creation, we established another distinct personality within the Chiron2 family. It is the essence of what we learned and developed in recent years – the ultimate grand tourer.” 

The Super Sport’s impressive credentials are only matched by its super car rival, the Rica Nevera, which claims the title of fastest accelerating car, with 0-62mph in 1.97 seconds. The Nevara can only clock 258mph however. Not to say that the Super Sport doesn’t have mind-blowing acceleration itself, capable of reaching 186mph in the same time that a Vauxhall Corsa takes to reach 0-62mph. Imagine lining up next to that at the traffic lights!