Bugatti Chiron Sport has the world’s first carbon fiber windscreen wiper.
Bugatti has unveiled a more hardcore version of the Chiron at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. The Chiron Sport is lighter and more driver-focused than the standard car.
To save weight, the Chiron Sport comes equipped with a new exhaust, lightweight wheels and rear window, carbon fiber intercooler cover and a carbon windshield wiper, which is claimed to save around 1.4 kg. As a result, the Chiron Sport is 18 kg (40 lbs) lighter than the base model.
On the chassis side, Bugatti has given it 10% stiffer suspension. The steering ratio has also been tweaked for a more responsive setup. Besides, the rear differential now gets torque vectoring that is expected to improve handling. Moreover, with all these changes, the Chiron Sport laps the Nardo handling track 5 seconds quicker than the standard model.
The Chiron Sport uses a 8.0-liter, quad-turbocharged W16 engine. The same unit has been carried over from the standard Chiron. It produces 1479 hp and 1180 lb-ft of torque and is mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. Despite the weight savings, the Chiron Sport accelerates to 62 mph in 2.5 sec, while 124 mph comes up in 6.5 sec – similar to the standard car.
The new Bugatti Chiron Sport costs approximately $3.26 million.