Bugatti has revealed a new special edition version of the Chiron for 2020 as a follow up to the 110 Ans Bugatti, the Chiron Super Sport 300+, and the one-off Bugatti La Voiture Noire that came last year. It is the first of the two special edition Chirons for 2020 Bugatti boss Stephan Winkelmann announced last year. The new Chiron version named Pur Sport is all about sporty handling and ultra-lightweight construction, with an added emphasis on aerodynamics. Starting with the engine, the Chiron Pur Sport gets the 8.0-liter quad-turbo W16 engine found in the standard model; however, the engine has been tuned differently with the redline set 200 rpm higher than on the regular Chiron. The total output, however, remains unchanged at 1,500 horsepower. The automatic gearbox is also recalibrated with 15-percent closer gear ratios for improved power delivery and engine response.
In terms of design, the Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport gets noticeable changes, especially on the aerodynamic front. The aerodynamically optimized front fascia gets wider air openings and an enlarged horseshoe grille. The retractable rear spoiler has been swapped for a massive fixed wing that produces “serious amounts of downforce”. The new rear spoiler has also resulted in a weight saving of 110 pounds, which is quite significant. “We focused particularly on the agility of the Chiron Pur Sport,” Frank Heyl, Bugatti’s head of exterior design, explains. “The vehicle generates more downforce at the rear axle while the large, front splitter, air inlets, wheel-arch vents featuring optimized air outlets and a reduced vehicle height strike a clean balance at the front.”
The Chiron Pur Sport also rides on new wheels made of magnesium that help shave off another 35 pounds. Bugatti says the wheels have been designed to boost brakes ventilation and aerodynamics. They are fitted with specially made Bugatti Sport Cup 2 R rubber by Michelin. The chassis has also been tweaked along with a new suspension setup that comes with 65 percent firmer springs at the front and 33 percent firmer springs at the rear. Inside the cabin, the leather upholstery is largely replaced by sporty Alcantara and features model-specific stitching on the seats and on the steering wheel, trim pieces. Bugatti will make only 60 examples of the Chiron Pur Sport, and each one costs €3 million (about $3.3 million) before taxes.