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Photos: 2022 Bugatti Chiron Super Sport in New Colors – Gold and Black

The new Bugatti Chiron Super Sport is limited to just 30 units. This is the fastest Bugatti car to date, and easily the fastest car in the world. It is after all built upon the Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ which became the first car to cross the 300MPH barrier by achieving a top speed of 304.773 mph (490.484 km/h) back in 2019. The Super Sport 300+ was a prototype, the road going versions will have a speed limiter just like the Veyron Super Sport. The new (limited) top speed will be 440km/h.

The price of the Bugatti Chiron Super Sport is €3.2 million euros or an equivalent of $3.9 million dollars.

Moving on to the car, the body of the new Chiron Super Sport generates immense downforce in order to counter the uplift forces exerted on the body when the vehicle is at speeds of over 440km/h as well as improve the balance.

The rear part of the vehicle has been increased by 25cm so as to hold the laminar flow for a long period of time, the diffuser cross-section has also been enlarged and as a result, the rear trailing surface is 44cm lower and the slipstream and wind resistance generated are reduced as well.

Bugatti shifted the exhaust system of the new Chiron from the central to the side with the pipes aligned vertically in order to enhance the performance of the diffuser and create more space. Additionally, the side air curtains and the air intakes at the front minimizes drag and improves the air flow from the front to the wheel arches and over the side radiators.

Each fender consists of nine exhaust air holes for releasing air pressure from the wells of the front wheels ergo streamlined downforce is generated at the front axle, the outlets at the back of the front wheel arches help balance out the aerodynamic loads.

The Chiron Super Sport is powered an improved 8.0 liter W16 quad turbo engine that generates a maximum power output of 1,176kW/ 1,600PS and 1,600Nm of torque accessible between 2000 rpm and 7000 rpm instead of up to 6000rpm. The rpm of the engine was increased from 6,800 rpm to 7,100 rpm in order to improve the agility and performance of the vehicle.

In addition, the Chiron is capable of accelerating from 0-200km/h in 5.8 seconds, 0-300km/h in 12.1 seconds and the acceleration from 0-400km/h is 7% faster compared to the standard Chiron. The performance improvement of the Chiron Super Sport was created by the larger turbochargers with efficient compressor wheels, therefore the seven-gear dual-clutch transmission is at full load and full speed transitions from 6th to 7th gear at 403 km/h. The 7th gear boasts a 3.6% longer transmission.

The new Chiron Super Sports features newly developed Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires which have been optimized for top speeds, offer greater rigidity and they are the only tires capable of up to 500km/h consistently. This is made possible due to the reinforced belts capable of coping with immense forces.

High speed testing for the Bugatti Chiron Super Sport

The engineers from Molsheim are hard at work to get the new Bugatti Chiron Super Sport ready for her first deliveries in a few months, the customers will be getting this amazing new hypercar from France from August 2021 onward, and with a top speed of 440 km/h this is the fastest production sports car in the world, so they better make sure it performs and is safe to drive at those impressive speeds.

The intention of the Bugatti Chiron Super Sport is to combine several almost impossible-looking requirements together, be a luxury GT, achieve the highest top speed in the world, and do that with the driver being comfortable … that’s a very tall order, but Jachin Schwalbe, Head of Chassis Development at Bugatti explains why this new Super Sport edition will pull it off.

The development of this latest edition of the Bugatti Chiron has taken it to the open road already, where the test pilots were able to fine-tune most things on the pre-production prototype at speeds up to 380 km/h, but the Super Sport is capable to go beyond the 400 km/h mark with ease, and making sure the car stays stable at those speeds requires taken her onto a closed high-speed track … where they managed to thunder by at the 440 km/h Vmax speed.

To make sure all the necessary data is gathered during this multi-day testing session, the stunning gold and black finished Chiron Super Sport test mule was fitted with about 100 additional sensors … Bugatti heavily relies on the experience of their test drivers, but some things need a more technological approach … in come the sensors and computers to calculate the perfect balance between additional downforce from the rear wing, without compromising top speed with unnecessary drag … this includes the angle of the rear wing, the height of the suspension, the setting on the dampers, and even the electronic steering assist … in the end, it will be a very tight combination of both to ensure the client can use his, or her, new Bugatti Chiron Super Sport to the maximum.

The biggest difference between the Chiron, Chiron Pur Sport, and this new Chiron Super Sport is the extended bodywork, the so-called Longtail set up, but if you look really close you’ll notice just about the entire body on the Super Sport has been modified for optimal aerodynamics to keep the car stable at speeds over 420 km/h.

To achieve the performance and speed required for this new limited edition Bugatti also had to tune their famous engine differently, the 8.0-liter W16 quad-turbo engine now pumps out 1,600 PS (1,176 kW) which is 100 PS more than the regular Chiron, a feat accomplished by using larger turbochargers with highly efficient compressor wheels. And while the car comes with a 7-speed gearbox, she will only change up from 6th to 7th gear at 403 km/h with the engine at 7,100 rpm.

Some more figures perhaps? The Bugatti Chiron Super Sport will reach 400 km/h from standing still in 28.6 seconds … in less than half a minute you’re doing about four times the legal speed limit in most countries, going from 0 to a pedestrian 100 km/h only takes 2.4 seconds … still Bugatti will only make 500 units of their Chiron, and this €3.2 million Super Sport version is part of those 500, after that it’s game over for the Chiron model.

Track Only Bugatti Bolide Makes Appearance on the Streets of Milan

Bugatti is attending the Milano Monza Open Air Motor Show with a lineup of their latest hypercars. Making it’s first ever public appearance is the Bugatti Bolide, a track only experimental hypercar that was sold to a long standing Bugatti client. The new Chiron Super Sport also made its first public appearance here. Both cars were driven on the streets of Milan for the public to see.

The new Chiron Super Sport presents a long elegant streamlined bodywork and a combination of top speed and comfort. It is powered by an 8.0 litre W16 quad turbo engine with an output of 1,600hp and a limited top speed of 440km/h. Only 30 units will be produced each at a price of $3.9 million.

The Bolide on the other hand is an experimental vehicle from Bugatti with a power-to-weight ratio of 0.67kg/PS and delivers a maximum output of 1,850hp, it weighs 1,240kgs. The Bolide is developed around a W16 power train with minimal bodywork for improved performance. Bugatti could already be planning to produce a small number of the Bolide which it would then sell for around 10+ million euros a piece.

The Milano Monza Motor Show (MIMO) is running from 10th to 13th of June 2021 as an open-air event, the event will be in collaboration with the cities of Milan, Monza and the region of Lombardy. New models of over 50 automobile and motorcycle manufacturers will be presented at the motor show.

In addition to the Chiron Super Sport and Bolide, Bugatti will also present the full lineup of the Chiron family including the Chiron Pur Sport and Chiron Sport.

Bugatti Chiron Super Sport shown to the public

Stephan Winkelmann had a busy week in early June 2021 at the MIMO, the Milano Monza Motor Show, not only did he have to fulfill his role as President and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini SpA to talk about the Sián, the Huracán STO, and the Urus being on display at this open-air public show (read our article on Lamborghini at the MIMO), but he’s also still President at Bugatti, and the MIMO show was the perfect venue for the world premiere of the Chiron Super Sport to the public.

We’ve covered the brand new Bugatti Chiron Super Sport earlier in-depth already, please take a look at that article for more information about the latest hypercar from Molsheim, the fourth iteration of the famous Super Sport moniker used by Bugatti since 1931 for their special, light-weight performance evolution of existing models, probably the most famous being the EB110 Super Sport from the 90s of which only 39 units were ever built.

The Bugatti Chiron Super Sport finished in white is shown at the MIMO show, using the famous 8.0-Liter W16 engine with 1,600 P, she’s capable of reaching a top speed of 440 km/h, and comes with a price tag of €3,200,000 before taxes ($3,900,000 at today’s exchange rate), the first customers will receive their Super Sport in early 2022.

Stephan Winkelmann was behind the wheel of the new Chiron Super Sport in the parade on Thursday evening and presented the new vehicle to the enthusiastic crowds by Milan Cathedral. “It feels fantastic to be presenting the new Chiron Super Sport live,” says Stephan Winkelmann. “Showcasing a new model in Ettore Bugatti’s birthplace is very meaningful to me. The Chiron Super Sport looks perfect in this setting of the Piazza del Duomo, and the famous Monza racetrack is nearby, too, even if it can’t show off its full potential there.”

But the Chiron Super Sport wasn’t the only car Bugatti brought to this open-air motor show, for comparison they had a regular Bugatti Chiron on display next to a white Pur Sport, onlookers could clearly distinguish the major differences between the three hypercars, like the longtail design on the Super Sport being about 25 cm longer overall than the standard Chiron, the white Pur Sport on display at MIMO shows the massive rear wing installed for even more downforce … three Bugatti Chiron, but three totally different cars in the end.

But the Super Sport wasn’t even the only one that was unveiled to the public for the first time … in October 2020, Bugatti introduced their most extreme, uncompromising, fastest, and lightest vehicle concept in the company’s recent history, during a virtual press release. The French luxury car manufacturer designed an ultra-lightweight shell around the iconic 8.0-Litre W16 engine with up to 1,850 PS, weighing just 1,240 kilograms, the Bolide achieves a phenomenal weight-to-power ratio of just 0.67 kilograms per PS with a top speed that has been calculated to well over 500 km/h, all without sacrificing maximum handling and agility.

The Bugatti Bolide was even voted as the most beautiful and aesthetic hyper sports car in the world, the Bolide won the “Hypercars” category at the prestigious Festival Automobile International in Paris where this experimental vehicle from Molsheim was named the most beautiful hyper sports car of 2020 by a substantial margin from a total of four finalists.

The first public appearance of the impressive Bugatti Bolide was at the 2021 MIMO motor show, and it wasn’t just a static display either, the Bolide is fully functional, as was demonstrated during the Premiere Parade, a showcase during which these cars were driven through the streets of Milan … a catwalk of hypercars.

The Milano Monza Motor Show (MIMO) runs from June 10 to 13, 2021, and is an open-air event held for the first time in collaboration with the region of Lombardy and the cities of Milan and Monza …

A List of Bugatti Super Sport Models from 1931 to 2021 – the Speed DNA

These are some of the Bugatti models that shaped the world of hypercars, aptly wearing the Super Sport moniker. The first Bugatti Super Sport ever created was the Type 55 which was designed 90 years ago by a young Jean Bugatti.

The three following models ; EB 110 Super Sport, Veyron 16.4 and the Chiron Super Sport 300+ together with their drivers have set new benchmarks in the decade in which they appeared. The three Bugatti drivers Loris Bicocchi, Pierre Henri Raphanel and Andy Wallace recently visited Bugatti headquarters to take a trip down memory lane.

1931 Bugatti Type 55

Bugatti Type 55 price

The Type 55 is the only Super Sport vehicle from the Ettore Bugatti era which is equipped with a supercharged 2.3 litre straight-eight engine, the vehicle was unveiled at the 1931 Paris Motor Show 90 years ago and got praises for its top speed, acceleration as well as road holding.

The Type 55 accelerated twice as fast as the Type 43 and could achieve a top speed of over 180km/h. Jean Bugatti designed the Type 55 with a new two-tone color split which ultimately inspired Bugatti to create the horizontal color split in 2010 which was then offered with the Veyron 16.4 Super Sport.

The Type 55 was limited to only 38 units Worldwide making it a perfect collector’s piece.

Bugatti EB 110 Super Sport

Bugatti EB110 SS

Loris Bicocchi was involved in creating the EB 110 Super Sport from scratch in the early 1990’s, the first prototypes of this model were given the code names A1, A2 and A5 and they featured an aluminium chassis. Not long after, it was decided that Carbon would be a better option to use on the model and as a result, the EB 110 Super Sport became the first production car with a carbon fibre bodywork.

The EB 110 Super Sport got its propulsion from a V12 engine with four turbochargers, the vehicle delivers a maximum output of 610 PS and accelerates from 0-100km/h in 3.26 seconds. The EB 110 SS broke speed records of 351km/h in Nardo, 296km/h on ice and 342.7 running on CNG.

Additionally, the power from the engine of the EB 110 is transferred to all four wheels and the quick repulsion and control of the vehicle is as a result of the manual six-speed transmission, rear LSD and the all-wheel limited-slip differential.

The bodywork of the EB 110 SS features aluminium and carbon elements, magnesium cast wheels and titanium screws. Approximately 96 EB 110 GTs together with the lightweight 39 EB 110 SS with 610PS were produced between the years 1993-1995.

Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport.

Veyron SS

Pierre-Henri Raphanel set a speed record in a Veyron 16.4 Super Sport for a road-legal series sports car in June 2010. The driver attained an average speed of 431.072km/h – 427.933km/h on the first run and 434.211km/h driving in the opposite direction.

The Veyron 16.4 Super Sport is powered by an 8.0 litre W16 engine that produces an output of 1,001 PS and 1,250 Nm of torque. The acceleration from 0-100km/h is achieved in 2.5 seconds, 0-200km/h in 7.3 seconds and all the power is transferred to the road by an all-wheel drive system.

After several engine modifications, Bugatti engineers successfully increased the power output of the Veyron to 1,200 PS. The Veyron model was limited to 450 units up to 2015 and 48 of the units were Veyron 16.4 Super Sport.

Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+

Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+

Andy Wallace was the first person to pass the 300mph mark with the Chiron Super Sport 300+ at a top speed of 490.484km/h in September 2019.

The Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ is powered by an 8.0 litre W16 engine delivering an output of 1,600hp and 1,600 Nm of torque and it is designed and built for extreme speeds of more than 420km/h.

In addition, the Chiron Super Sport 300+ became the most powerful Bugatti ever made. Only 30 will be made each at a price of $3.9 million.

The Bugatti Chiron Super Sport

We already covered the Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+, the limited edition $3.9 million hypercar of which only 30 units were built, but now Stephan Winkelmann unveiled the latest Chiron evolution, the fourth iteration of the famous Super Sport moniker, the Chiron Super Sport has been created for top speed while still being luxurious and comfortable, while the Pur Sport counterpart was created for cornering and lateral agility.

It seems the term ‘longtail’ is no longer just for those special McLaren models, the Bugatti Chiron Super Sport also comes with an extended rear section to optimize aerodynamics at speeds of 440 Km/h, when compared to a regular Bugatti Chiron, this Super Sport evolution is about 25cm longer, and this includes a different rear diffuser to reduce drag because the rear diffuser sits higher compared to the regular version, the Super Sport looks even wider and lower than ever.

At the rear we can admire a completely new exhaust system, the massive pipes are no longer located in the center, but come vertically stacked on either side of the diffuser, there is a rear wing on the Chiron Super Sport, but for a top speed run it will be completely lowered into the tail section to have the least amount of drag possible.

With the heavily modified rear section, the front of the Bugatti Chiron Super Sport had to be changed too so overall balance would remain, so there are now vertical winglets to direct the air as close as possible to the car onto the radiators, the inclined headlights and updated design are a testament to the aggressive character of the Super Sport variant of the Bugatti Chiron.

If you remember the Bugatti EB110 Super Sport, you might remember the round holes behind the side windows … as an homage to that design element, this new Chiron Super Sport comes with nine air vents on top of the front fenders to release air pressure from the front wheel wells, as this also increases downforce on the front axle, this styling detail is also functional, the new Chiron Super Sport is an uncompromising reincarnation of the Bugatti design mantra, ‘form follows performance’.

The Bugatti Chiron Super Sport comes with brand new, bespoke five-Y-spoke design wheels that won’t be available on other models, the client can opt for a diamond-cut finish on these wheels, or go for the Chiron Pur Sport’s iconic magnesium wheels to save even more weight on the Super Sport, every single weight-saving effort can be made to reach the top speed of 440 Km/h, the overall weight of the Super Sport is 23 kg less already.

The engine inside the Bugatti Chiron Super Sport is still the well-known W16 unit, 8.0-Liter of displacement, but it has been seriously modified compared to the other Chiron models, power has been increased to 1,600 PS (1,176 kW) by modifying the turbochargers, the oil pump, the cylinder heads … the result is an increase in rpm to 7,100, the massive 1,600 Nm of torque is now available from 2,000 rpm right op to 7,000 rpm! The Chiron Super Sport accelerates from 0 to 200 km/h in 5.8 seconds and to 300 km/h in 12.1 seconds, an acceleration from standstill to 400 km/h is seven percent quicker than a Chiron.

The Chiron Super Sport comes with a new chassis from Bugatti, with more rigid dampers and steering system to stabilize this hypercar at the mind-blowing speeds she is capable of, there is a choice of four driving modes: EB, Handling, Autobahn, and Top Speed. Jachin Schwalbe, Head of Chassis Development at Bugatti states: “This unwavering directional stability together with the quietness and rigidity of the steering and noticeably increased performance make the Chiron Super Sport unique.”

While the Chiron Pur Sport came with grip-optimized wheels, the Chiron Super Sport receives newly developed Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires, these are the only tires that can sustain speeds up to 500 Km/h for a longer period of time … possibly until you run out of fuel at top speed.

The Super Sport has been a rare edition during the Bugatti production since the early 1900s, and this new Chiron Super Sport is only the fourth model ever to receive this amazing suffix, the first time Bugatti used this term was in 1931, on their Type 55 Super Sport unveiled at the Paris Motor Show of that year, a two-seater with a 2.3-liter eight-cylinder engine using a compressor to deliver up to 160 PS to offer a top speed of over 180 km/h … in 1931! A total of only 38 units were built up to 1935.

The next iteration of the Super Sport name would yield only 39 cars, and didn’t come around until 1993 with the Bugatti EB110 Super Sport, which was again about weight reduction and performance combined with luxury and exclusivity, the V12 engine with four turbochargers delivered over 610 PS and set multiple records, including a record speed of 351 km/h.

It would take another 15 years for the third generation of Bugatti Super Sport to be unveiled, this time on the 2010 Veyron 16.4 Super Sport with a massive 1,200 PS, this car broke the speed record in 2010 with a speed of 431.2 km/h that set it firmly in the Guinness Book of Records as the world’s fastest road-legal series sports car for many years to come.

In 2019 the Super Sport name revived on the Chiron Super Sport 300+, with the record-breaking vehicle hitting an incredible speed of 304.773 mph (490.484 km/h), this wasn’t a production model but a special top-speed prototype, Bugatti did however built 30 units for customers featuring a similar design and color elements as the record-breaking car … but today we get a real Chiron Super Sport, there is no mention about a limited production run, but the price has been set at €3,200,000 before taxes, which converts into $3,900,000 at the current exchange rate … which happens to be the same amount they asked for the Chiron Super Sport 300+ limited edition model, the first Bugatti Chiron Super Sport will be delivered to it’s fortunate owner in early 2022.

Fastest Car in the World: $3.9 Million Bugatti Chiron Super Sport Revealed

It’s now official! Meet the new Bugatti Chiron Super Sport which is limited to just 30 units. This is the fastest Bugatti car to date, and easily the fastest car in the world. It is after all built upon the Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ which became the first car to cross the 300MPH barrier by achieving a top speed of 304.773 mph (490.484 km/h) back in 2019. The Super Sport 300+ was a prototype, the road going versions will have a speed limiter just like the Veyron Super Sport. The new (limited) top speed will be 440km/h.

The price of the Bugatti Chiron Super Sport is €3.2 million euros or an equivalent of $3.9 million dollars.

Moving on to the car, the body of the new Chiron Super Sport generates immense downforce in order to counter the uplift forces exerted on the body when the vehicle is at speeds of over 440km/h as well as improve the balance.

The rear part of the vehicle has been increased by 25cm so as to hold the laminar flow for a long period of time, the diffuser cross-section has also been enlarged and as a result, the rear trailing surface is 44cm lower and the slipstream and wind resistance generated are reduced as well.

Bugatti shifted the exhaust system of the new Chiron from the central to the side with the pipes aligned vertically in order to enhance the performance of the diffuser and create more space. Additionally, the side air curtains and the air intakes at the front minimizes drag and improves the air flow from the front to the wheel arches and over the side radiators.

Each fender consists of nine exhaust air holes for releasing air pressure from the wells of the front wheels ergo streamlined downforce is generated at the front axle, the outlets at the back of the front wheel arches help balance out the aerodynamic loads.

The Chiron Super Sport is powered an improved 8.0 liter W16 quad turbo engine that generates a maximum power output of 1,176kW/ 1,600PS and 1,600Nm of torque accessible between 2000 rpm and 7000 rpm instead of up to 6000rpm. The rpm of the engine was increased from 6,800 rpm to 7,100 rpm in order to improve the agility and performance of the vehicle.

In addition, the Chiron is capable of accelerating from 0-200km/h in 5.8 seconds, 0-300km/h in 12.1 seconds and the acceleration from 0-400km/h is 7% faster compared to the standard Chiron. The performance improvement of the Chiron Super Sport was created by the larger turbochargers with efficient compressor wheels, therefore the seven-gear dual-clutch transmission is at full load and full speed transitions from 6th to 7th gear at 403 km/h. The 7th gear boasts a 3.6% longer transmission.

The new Chiron Super Sports features newly developed Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires which have been optimized for top speeds, offer greater rigidity and they are the only tires capable of up to 500km/h consistently. This is made possible due to the reinforced belts capable of coping with immense forces.

The interior of the Chiron Super Sport consists of a blend of leather and polished aluminium as well as hi-tech carbon fiber applications. The interior is suited to high speed continental trips. On the other hand, the exterior features carbon fibre elements, inclined headlamps and new five-Y-spoke design aluminium wheels available for the Super Sport exclusively.

Additionally, wheels in a diamond-cut design and Magnesium wheels that further reduce weight of the mass are also available as options.

The Chiron Super Sport will be limited to 30 units only featuring similar design and color elements. The first nine units are scheduled for delivery in early 2022 at a price tag of 3.2million euros each.