The Bugatti Chiron is a set of spectacular specs, together with the factory-quoted output of 1,480 hp and 1,180 lb-ft of torque from its quad-turbocharged 8.0-liter W-16 engine. To confirm these numbers, Cannonball Storage in Gilberts, Illinois, put a Chiron on a dyno.
The check automobile was supplied by The Hamilton Assortment, which claims that is the primary time a Chiron has been dyno-tested outdoors the Bugatti manufacturing facility. A video from The Hamilton Assortment’s YouTube channel exhibits why. To strap the Chiron to the dyno, Cannonball Storage first needed to take away the underneath tray that helps maintain the Chiron secure at velocity. As soon as on the dyno, the automobile’s vast tires left little room to spare, and it squirmed unnervingly throughout every pull.
The outcomes had been 1,369 hp and 1,163 lb-ft of torque on the wheels, produced at 6,620 rpm and 5,060 rpm, respectively. The automobile was working on 93 octane gasoline for the dyno pulls. Contemplating that driveline loss makes energy output measured on the wheels decrease than when measured on the crank, Bugatti’s official figures appear correct.
When unleashed on a observe, the Chiron can go from a standstill to 248.548 mph (400 kph) and again to a cease in 41.96 seconds, in addition to attain an electronically restricted prime velocity of 261 mph.
That is simply the usual Chiron, nonetheless. Bugatti has steadily launched new variations, together with the 1,577-hp Chiron Tremendous Sport 300+, a manufacturing model of the prototype Chiron that broke the 300-mph barrier in 2019. The manufacturing fashions differ barely from the prototype, together with having their prime speeds electronically restricted for security causes. Bugatti hasn’t publicly stated what the restrict is.
Chiron manufacturing is winding down. As of October 2021, solely 40 of the five hundred complete construct slots remained open. The ultimate Chirons shall be Pur Sport and Tremendous Sport fashions. The Pur Sport is a extra handling-focused model, whereas the Tremendous Sport is basically a Tremendous Sport 300+ with extra luxuries, a extra forgiving chassis, and a decrease prime velocity.