Bugatti Chiron Sport: When 1,479 Horsepower Just Isn't Sporty Enough

Bugatti Chiron Sport

Bugatti is bringing its Chiron Sport coupe to the 2018 New York International Auto Show after its debut in Geneva earlier this year. But how does a nearly 1,500-horsepower coupe that’s capable of a top speed limited to 261 mph (and theoretically in excess of 300 mph with the right tires and enough road) become … sportier?

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Well, if you’re Bugatti, that means firming up the chassis setting, adding a new torque-vectoring system, stiffening the suspension tuning and trimming a little fat off the Chiron — 18 kilograms (nearly 40 pounds) of fat to be specific, likely trimmed away with the new wheels. There’s also a new four-pipe exhaust at the back.

The Chiron Sport features leather, carbon fiber and Alcantara faux suede on the inside; it’s not a sport version of any car without the latter two materials these days. There’s also a red “16” emblem in the horseshoe grille of the show model to remind everyone that the Chiron has a 16-cylinder engine.

Will it make the Chiron faster around a road course? Probably. Will the general public ever know? Maybe … but only if you watch “Top Gear.” (I haven’t given the new crew much of a chance lately, though I’ve heard claims the show is starting to be enjoyable again.) Don’t expect Cars.com to get our hands on one any time soon — or ever, honestly — since hypercars aren’t really our thing.

All this kit will set you back at least $3.26 million — but if you had to ask, you couldn’t afford it anyway.

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