Over the years, the Geneva International Motor Show has developed quite a rep for playing host to some of the hottest luxury car debuts known the man. This year’s event, which opened to the public on March 3, is no exception with carmakers unveiling everything from high-powered SUVs to luxury super coupes. But the car generating the most buzz is the Bugatti Chiron and here are 10 reasons why.
Powered by a turbocharged eight-liter W16 engine, the Bugatti Chiron is credited with being the world’s most powerful and fastest production “super” sports car ever built with 1,500 horsepower.
Only 500 units of the limited-edition Bugatti will be produced when the super car launches in the fall.
Touted as the ultimate “beast” meets “beauty” on four wheels, the Chiron’s interior is as awestriking as its exterior with a focus on the perfect execution of luxury and sport.
The technology driving the Chiron includes everything from a high-tech cooling system to a new adaptive chassis system that has five different modes including Lift, EB “Auto,” Autobahn, Handling and Top Speed.
With a curb weight of roughly 4,398 pounds, the new Bugatti is literally mindboggling, capable of going from 0 to 100 km/h in less than 2.5 seconds.
The audio system in the Bugatti, developed for Bugatti by the “accuton” brand, includes the use of a one-carat diamond membrane in each of the four tweeters, which is said to deliver crystal-clear sound.
The base price of the Bugatti Chiron is $2.6M USD, nearly a million dollars more than a 2015 Bugatti Veyron.
Nearly a third of the 500 Chirons to be produced have already been accounted for months before the car’s scheduled launch.
The body of the new Bugatti is made entirely of carbon fiber that, if the high-tech material was laid out end to end, it would stretch nine times the distance between the earth and the moon.
Given its power-to-weight ratio, the Chiron is literally a shoo-in for cracking a new world speed record, although the car’s actual top road speed has been limited to 260 mph.