2017 Bugatti Chiron Review Mar 20, 2017 by Cedric (Driver Weekly)
The 2017 Bugatti Chiron is one of those few vehicles on the market that has more power than you will ever need. This is truly a hypercar with 1,479 brake horsepower. This vehicle is the successor to the Veyron hypercar that was released in 2005. Although the 2017 Chiron was announced a while ago, customers are only getting their hypercars now. The deliveries began during the first quarter of the year. Bugatti will be making 70 units a year for a grand total of 500.
Under the Hood
The Chiron runs on a quad-turbocharged 8-liter W16 engine. In addition to the 1,479 brake horsepower (1,500 horsepower), it has 1,600 newton-meters (1,180 pound-feet) of torque. This hypercar can also reach speeds of 261 miles per hour for road use. According to some sources, however, it may actually be possible to reach 288 mph. To reach that speed, Bugatti enlarged all of the four turbochargers and added a new two-stage spooling system, along with other enhancements. Unsurprisingly, the Chiron is far from efficient, getting 12.5 mpg combined.
Compared to the Veyron hypercar, the Chiron is wider and taller than its predecessor. The sculpted front hood and low headlights leave a dramatic impression when seen from the front, complemented by the 1.6-meter LED light strip. You also get 31 color choices for leather trim, Wi-Fi, and a high-end sound system to outfit the luxurious interior. The distinctive exterior of the 2017 Bugatti Chiron remains striking no matter how many times you see it on the road.