The Bugatti Super Sport is a limited-production variant of the Chiron meant to honor the modified car that set the world top speed record. It is modeled and painted to closely mirror the model that made the record run.
Drive the car tamely, and it’s an effortless grand tourer. Put your foot down, however, and its 1,600 horsepower delivers an unforgettable punch.
As you might expect from a car that’s capable of 273 mph, the Chiron Super Sport is all about power. Its 8.0-liter W-16 engine delivers 1,600 horsepower and 1,180 pound-feet of torque.
That’s nearly 300 more hp than the regular Chiron and Chiron Sport, and it has a higher redline to stay in its peak power band longer. The Super Sport also weighs less, which helps it accelerate even faster.
As the automotive world collectively moves toward electrification, it’s nice to see an ICE car that can still deliver this sort of brutal power and speed. It’s even more impressive that the Super Sport has such a refined, driver-oriented interior.
The mighty 8.0-litre quad-turbo W16 dubbed ‘Thor’ pumps out a very healthy 1578bhp. It’ll easily get you to 304mph, but the top speed is limited for safety reasons.
It may seem like a $3 million irrelevance, and to some extent it is, but this car can do things that make other cars feel ordinary. In moments, its immense power erupts and thunders the giant coupe down the road in a way that makes you feel alive.
There will be electric Bugattis in the future that can shave whole tenths of a second off the Chiron’s acceleration times, but they won’t have its huge lungs and thumping heart. The chirons are the ultimate cars, uncompromising machines that combine brutal power and speed with sublime harmony and comfort. The Chiron Super Sport 300+ is the latest in a long line of hypercars to carry on that proud tradition. It was first revealed to owners taking part in the manufacturer’s 110th anniversary tour in Europe in 2019 and is limited to just 30 units.
In automotive history, there are a few vehicles that define their era. The Type 35 transformed motor racing, the Royale redefined opulence, and the Veyron brought Bugatti into the modern landscape of the automobile. Now, the Chiron Super Sport 300+ has ticked a new box for the brand by hitting speeds that were previously thought impossible in a production car.
You can call the Chiron Super Sport a billionaire’s plaything if you want, but you cannot dismiss its depth of design excellence. Especially in the cabin, which is finished with exquisite materials and flawless carbon fiber.
The aerodynamics are equally impressive. To reach speeds over 420 km/h, the body must generate massive downforce against uplift forces. It also needs to have minimal drag to match its exceptional power. This is an area where Bugatti excels like no other. The company spent a great deal of time refining the airflow over the car’s front to keep harmful turbulence at bay.
There are few car experiences as magical as piloting a Bugatti. These record-breaking hypercars seem to defy traditional engineering limits, bringing you close to the edges of your seat with their electrifying performance. And while these luxury beasts have million-dollar price tags and sleek designs, they’re more than just a flashy toy for the super-rich.
The brand’s name is synonymous with total performance and unsurpassed quality, and the Molsheim company has a long history of building cars that are nothing short of legendary. From the racing Type 35 to the Art Deco Atlantic, Bugatti’s models have become synonymous with style and technological advancement.
This 2022 Chiron Super Sport 300+ is no exception to that legacy, with a quad-turbocharged W-16 engine producing a staggering 1,600 horsepower. It’s also the last Chiron—and, likely, the last purely combustion-powered vehicle from the French automaker before electric motors take over.