To mark the sensational record-breaking run that exceeded the magical threshold of 300 miles (482,80 km) per hour for the first time, Bugatti proudly presents the Chiron Super Sport 300+. Limited to 30 units, this very special edition of the Chiron is visually and technically inspired by the record-breaking vehicle.
Beauty and beast in a new dimension
The Chiron Super Sport 300+ bodywork has been extended and aerodynamically optimized for extremely high speed performance. The perfect balance between low drag and downforce improves performance and stability, even at speeds over 420 km/h. The iconic W16 8.0-liter engine now delivers an output of 1.176 kW/1.600 HP, exceeding the Chiron by 100 HP.
Aerodynamics – streamlined for success
Air curtains located at the corners of the front bumper and air outlets on the front wheel housings release excess pressure, generating slight downforce and reducing resistance. The new rear design is also sure to turn heads. The so-called Longtail extends the body 25 centimeters, allowing the laminar flow to pass over a longer surface, and reducing the aerodynamic stall by more than 40 percent. The new exhaust tailpipe configuration and the diffuser in the rear end also generate negative lift, while further reducing the drag.
The record-breaking driver
Who would have thought that a car could do that".
Le Mans winner and Bugatti official test driver
The world record
With this record, Bugatti is breaking new ground. Never before has a series manufacturer achieved such a high speed: on August 2nd, 2019, the Chiron Super Sport 300+ was the first-ever hyper sports car to exceed the magical threshold of 300 miles per hour (482.80 km/h). At the same time, Bugatti also set a new TÜV-certified speed record on this run.
The record-breaking driver
Le Mans winner and Bugatti official test driver Andy Wallace reached the top speed of exactly 490.484 km/h (304.773 mph) on the Ehra-Lessien test track in Lower Saxony, Germany. "The Chiron was well prepared and I felt quite safe, even in this high speed range", says Andy Wallace, describing the record-breaking run.
The key to victory
Being the first-ever manufacturer to surpass the 300 miles per hour boundary is an impressive achievement and demonstrates what the extraordinary Bugatti team is capable of. But Bugatti’s hyper sports cars can do so much more, offering absolute exclusivity, luxury, unrivalled beauty and exceptional automotive craftsmanship. Bugatti is the only manufacturer to combine all these characteristics in a single hyper sports car. And that’s what the brand has represented for 110 years.
Model is in pre-production state. Technical data provisional and subject to type approval.