The Chiron has the same engine as the Veyron, 8 liters with 16 cylinders in W. For the rest it benefits from all the improvements imagined by the brand in its ten years of experience of the Veyron. It is taller and wider, for an better comfort and an impeccable handling up to the highest speed and in braking.
The top speed of the Chiron is currently electronically limited to 420 km/h for remaining below the critical threshold of tire wear but the brand lets know that studies are ongoing to go faster. At maximum speed the fuel tank gets dry in 7 minutes. Driven on the road by Juan Pablo Montoya, a Chiron was timed in 41.96 seconds on the maneuver 0 - 400 km/h - 0, over a total distance of only 3,112 m.
The model had been unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2016 and a total production target of 500 vehicles was announced, to be spread over several years starting in 2017. For that first year it is estimated that 70 Chiron have been delivered.
The first Chiron exported to the US was sold for $ 3.8M including premium by RM Sotheby's on December 6, 2017. Not yet registered, it had only run at that time the 400 km of its factory tests.
The next Chiron at auction will be sold by Mecum in Kissimmee on January 13, lot S85.1. Its record at the odometer is the same as for the example above. Another Chiron with less than 1000 Km from new is estimated € 3,2M for sale by RM Sotheby's in Paris on February 7, lot 151. And another one at Mecum in Los Angeles, on February 17, lot S98.
The story will not stop at that point. The Bugatti records are already beaten or threatened by Koenigsegg.
Mecum (Kissimmee) : unsold
RM Sotheby's : SOLD for € 3.3M including premium
Mecum (Los Angeles) : withdrawn