The Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ is the world’s first production 300mph car

Only a week back, Bugatti released a video on the internet of a modified Chiron piloted by Andy Wallace breaking the 300mph barrier. It managed to hit a top speed of 304 mph on Volkswagen’s Ehra-Lessien test track in Germany, which prompted Bugatti might introduce a new version of the Chiron at the ongoing 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show. Meet the Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+, an evolution of the standard car that’s basically similar to the one that set the new production-car speed record in August this year. Look closely and you’ll notice that it’s different inside out. Sporting a naked carbon fiber construction on the outside, the styling of the SuperSport 300+ sleeker with a more aero-efficient streamliner bodywork. The tail section also features an extension giving it the appearance of a longtail. It is powered by a similarly tuned engine as the record-setting car; the standard Chiron’s 1,500 horsepower, quad-turbocharged, 8.0-liter W16 engine has been massaged to churn out 1600 horsepower. The tarmac-ripping power is channeled to all four wheels via a seven-speed, dual-clutch all-wheel-drive system. But the most crucial part of the record-breaking car is its newly developed tires by Michelin that was bench-tested at up to 317 mph.

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Unlike the record-setting Bugatti Chiron, the SuperSport 300+ won’t come with all the sophisticated telemetry equipment or the roll cage fitted to Andy Wallace’s car. It will also come with the passenger seat that was taken out in the speed-run Chiron. The ride height of the hypercar has also been put back to standard to allow the car to be used on roads and the speed is electronically limited just like the standard Chiron to maintain safety. Only 30 examples of the Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ will be built and if you’re a collector of super-exotic cars and want to be a part of the exclusive 300mph club, the pricing starts at $3.5 million before taxes and options.

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