Bugatti has released additional images of the production Chiron Super Sport 300+, while also confirming that the first customer cars will be delivered in mid-2021.(Updated 9/9/2019)
This is the Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+, the production version of the top speed prototype that recently smashed through the 300 mph (482 km/h) barrier to establish a new benchmark for a road car.
“After the incredible speed record of more than 300 miles per hour, which we were the first series manufacturer to achieve, we’re now offering our customers the Super Sport 300+ – a very special edition model and the fastest Bugatti ever”, says Stephan Winkelmann, President of Bugatti.
The production-ready version looks virtually identical to the prototype and is bathed in the same carbon fiber skin with bright orange accents, much like the Veyron Super Sport. This means the front end is dominated by a blacked-out horseshoe grille and aggressive air intakes that make the ‘regular’ Chiron seem restrained. There are also circular air vents sitting at the top of both front wheel arches.
The rear is where most of the visual and aerodynamic changes were made. As such, the rear decklid is much longer than the standard Chiron and now supports a bespoke engine cover. In addition, there are vertically-stacked quad exhausts just like the recent Bugatti Centodieci. The only notable visual difference between the top speed prototype and the production model are the bespoke black wheels of the car heading to the Frankfurt Motor Show.
Bugatti explored the top speed of the Chiron with Andy Wallace sitting in a proper race seat and with the passenger seat removed. In its void sat a host of laptops and GPS data-logging equipment. The road-going Chiron Super Sport 300+ will feature normal seats and also be free of the roll cage of the prototype. In addition, the ride height has been put back to standard.
Top Gear reports that the Chiron Super Sport 300+ will come with an electronic speed limiter but the French marque has yet to decide what speed it should cap the hypercar at. It is reported that customers may have the chance to spec a roll-cage in their vehicles and to have the limiter removed. Owners may even have the opportunity to test out their cars at VW Group’s Ehra-Lessien test track.
Power is provided by the same modified 8.0-liter quad-turbo W16 as the prototype with no less than 1578 hp on tap.
Production of the Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ will be capped at 30 units with prices starting at €3.5 million ($3.9 million at current exchange rates).