Have you been looking to buy a Bugatti that you can use on track days or on a twisting country road? Was the Chiron Sport not sporty enough? Did you not like the style of the Divo or missed your chance to get one? Don’t worry, Bugatti have made something just right to fill that need. Meet the driver’s hypercar – the Chiron Pur Sport.
It is the track-focused version of the “regular” Chiron with a range of aerodynamic upgrades that add downforce with retuned chassis and suspension for better cornering abilities. The Pur Sport features a bigger front splitter, enlarged front vents and more raked headlamps with each unit flanked by a vent and an air curtain. It also has new louvres in the front fenders.
Around the back, lies the coolest feature of the new Chiron Pur Sport: the X-wing. It spans 1.9 metres in length and follows the curve of the rear-end design. The angled wing mounts form a large X in conjunction with the design of the rear apron that integrates into the diffusor. Bugatti says it got the idea from science fiction and motorsport. Maybe from fictional motorsport! Big YES to more of that in car design! The rear diffusor is a more aggressive design than before and it features a new exhaust pipe made from 3d-printed titanium. That makes it lighter too. In fact, the Pur Sport is 50kg lighter than the “standard” Chiron which means it’s lighter than the Divo too. The fixed rear wing alone saves 10kg.
It also features a new magnesium wheel design with optional aero blades which guarantee better ventilation for the brakes while boosting aerodynamics. When in motion, the rings extract air outwards from the wheel which is then immediately drawn towards the rear. “All of the modifications make the Pur Sport’s handling more accurate, direct and predictable. Lower unsprung masses result in improved grip because the wheel maintains contact with the road surface more easily. Anyone behind the wheel will immediately feel its lightweight character through bends”, Jachin Schwalbe, Head of Bugatti Chassis Development, adds. An accomplished interpretation of “form follows performance”.
The Chiron Pur Sport’s new chassis setup features 65% firmer front springs and 33% firmer rear springs. It has a modified camber value for better dynamic handling and added agility through corners. Overall, the Pur Sport is fine-tuned to carry greater speeds through the bends. It also has a new Sport+ drive mode which makes the Chiron more slidable.
Its still got the 8.0-litre quad-turbo W16 power unit behind the cabin which makes 1500hp and 1600Nm. The transmission has been reconfigured for tighter gear ratios for better track performance. It can accelerate from 60kph to 120kph two seconds quicker than a ‘regular’ Chiron, its engine can rev higher and the added downforce has limited its top speed to 350kph (70kph slower than standard Chiron).
The cabin feels more stripped out with plenty of carbon fibre and Alcantara upholstery as well as cool new patterns lasered into the door cards. All the trim and controls are made only in black, anodised aluminium or titanium which matches the exterior’s menacing aero package. The dark trim with the blue cross-stitching is broken by two bright red dials on the steering wheel – the mode selector and the ignition button. It’s a bit like the BMW M buttons, but way cooler because it’s in a 1500hp Bugatti.
Bugatti will only be making 60 units of the Chiron Pur Sport priced at €3 million each. So, it’s less exclusive than the Divo and not as expensive but still a lot cooler. Do you agree? Share your thoughts in the comments, explore its details in the gallery below and don’t forget to subscribe to The Auto Loons for more cool updates from the car world.