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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