Bugatti Chiron Hypercar Spotted in New York City
New York City isn’t exactly the ideal place for an exotic hypercar but sure enough, that’s where the Bugatti Chiron made its stateside appearance. The Chiron was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show about a month ago, so it’s quite the sight to see parked next to the curb. Designed for speed, the Bugatti Chiron is expected to outperform the record-setting Bugatti Veyron.
The car itself is named after Louis Chiron, a Frenchman and Bugatti’s number one driver back in 1929. In his five-year career under the Bugatti banner he took home over a dozen wins, including the European Grand Prix, and retired at the age of 56, making him the oldest driver to ever compete in a Formula One race.
Living up to its namesake, the new Bugatti Chiron doesn’t disappoint. Under the hood is a massive 8.0-liter W16 engine with two conventional turbochargers and another two electric turbochargers. That massive powerhouse pumps out an incredible 1,478 horsepower and 1,180 lb-ft of torque and makes the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat’s 707 horsepower look like child’s play.
With a 0-to-60 time of just 2.5 seconds and a top speed of 260 mph, it’s the most powerful production car ever made. This hypercar isn’t just about going fast in a straight line. One of its main features is drift mode. Drift mode.
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The Bugatti Chiron wasn’t exactly a rush job. The hypercar spent twenty years, that’s right, two decades, in development. The Chiron weighs in at 4,400 pounds, 340 pounds less than the Bugatti Veyron thanks to its carbon fiber workout.
With a $2.6 million price tag and a limited run of just 500 units globally, it’ll be hard to snag one of these beauties. As for why it’s in New York City, odds are the blue-and-black hypercar was arriving at or leaving Manhattan Motorcars.
News Source: AutoBlog
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