The world's most impressive vehicle testing facility meets the best Bugatti has to offer.
The Nardo Proving Grounds in Apulia, Italy is home to some of the most impressive expanses of track on earth offering cars the option to take on the massive 12.6 km long highspeed test loop or the or the handling course house inside the four-kilometre diameter test loop. This wide range of testing opportunity is the perfect place for Bugatti to test two of their latest additions to the Chiron lineup.
From opposite ends of the Bugatti spectrum, we have the Chiron Super Sport 300+, which is built for absolute speed, and the Chiron Pur Sport, which is built for handling and agility. Bugatti sent four of each Chiron variant and a team of 37 Bugatti staff members who spent four weeks testing these cars to their limit. The amount of data gathered is staggering. Take for example the nine gigabytes of data gathered from making small tweaks to the Chiron’s ECU which is just the tip of the iceberg.
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When it comes to engineering hypercars that are meant to improve the performance of an already impressive hypercar, there is quite a lot of fine-tuning required. Bugatti engineers spent a great deal of time tweaking and monitoring the thermodynamics of critical components. Namely, the engine and transmission in the Chiron Super Sport 300+ which needs to be stable and reliable up to Ludacris speeds.
This level of development and obsession is exactly what Bugatti customers are paying for when they shell out millions of dollars to own an exclusive hypercar. These highly focused versions of the Bugatti Chiron show how flexible the Chiron platform is and what can be achieved with engineering focus on a singular goal. We look forward to seeing both production cars in action to showcase this massive engineering achievement.