The Bugatti Chiron has always proved itself to be reliable, eye-catching and most importantly fast. But, the new Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport is more than just any Chiron. The new roaring machine is the raw-nerve version of 1479 horse power Bugatti’s flagship. It is said to be more efficient and direct as compared to Chiron and Chiron Sport.
This USD 3.6 million Pur Sport shows its difference from less versions of Chirons. The new Bugatti has pretty large air-intakes through its unique design with extended front splitter. The grille in front of horseshoe-shaped that apparently is wider as compared, new air extractors are been installed at the tops of the front fenders. Whereas, an intimidating massive diffuser is implemented at back with a titanium exhaust outlet which is quite exceptional. It could be slower but can also be quicker with its horse-power.
Even when viewed from space, every Chiron makes a point. However, there are several elements in the Pur Sport that seem to be out of sync. The first is the rear wing, which looks quite appealing. Maybe it’s because the owner’s security detail can monitor the car from a helicopter without getting confused. Bugatti wants every buyer to be satisfied with this $3.6 million automobile, of which only 60 will be produced.
Within the Pur Sport, the Sport’s comparatively luxurious seats are replaced by smaller one with carbon-fiber shells. The steering wheel is covered in Alcantara, machined aluminium parts on the centre dial controls have been replaced with flat-black trim, and a slash of red leather on the dash adds a distracting reflection in the windshield.
The interior is still all carbon fibre and supple leather that’s almost erotically satisfying to stroke. There’s still no touchscreen, the instrumentation looks analogue, moreover while the reverse gear is activated, and one of the panels becomes a rearview camera.
The Pur Sport trims about 110 pounds from the Chiron’s curb weight by removing the regular car’s complex electro-hydraulic wing and some sound insulation, as well as installing thinner seats. However, when the Chiron Sport we previously checked weighed 4544 pounds, the diet only goes so far. The weight loss actually results in a quieter mechanical symphony in the cockpit. But the beauty of driving any premium automobile is the roar that engine makes, here it might be down face for some buyers.
As the seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission triggers, the car’s entire structure appears to tense up and prepare to pounce. The Pur Sport, on the other hand, moved out into busy traffic like a friendly pedestrians when we toed into the throttle. What’s most remarkable about the Pur Sport, as with other Chirons, is how peaceful it is when puttering around town, particularly for a car with so much performance potential and so much strength. While luggage capacity is reduced, this is a machine that can be used every day without causing any drama other than its celebrity status. It’s such a regal car that sharing the road with Lamborghinis and Ferraris makes it feel a little embarrassing. It’s a vehicle that deserves its own lane on any given route.
The Pur Sport’s aerodynamic modifications, according to Bugatti, add considerable downforce at high speeds. There are several mechanical upgrades, such as Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 R tyres mounted on “carbon blade” magnesium wheels that are approximately nine pounds lighter than the aluminium wheels they replace, as well as a stiffer suspension with increased front wheel camber.
In comparison to lesser Chirons, the suspension is 65 percent firmer in the front and 33 percent stiffer in the back. The real stars, though, are the tyres. The 2 Rs are more powerful and have a softer compound than the Sport Cup 2s on the Chiron Sport, so they respond to steering inputs much faster.
On a long ride, the tyres’ deeper tread roar may be annoying, but it’s all part of the show on shorter trips. The Pur Sport’s power steering has been slightly revamped, resulting in a quicker and more confident turn-in response.
The Pur Sport’s gear ratios have also been revised, bringing the average spread 15 percent closer together than in other Chirons. When you accelerate, you’ll notice that the changes happen a little faster and the engine’s revs barely drop in them. It also means that the Pur Sport’s top speed is just 217 mph, which is still insanely fast but falls short of the Sport model’s claimed 261 mph.
Although the Pur Sport’s terminal velocity is lower than its less powerful siblings, its acceleration is likely to be faster. The loss in the weight, combined with the new gearing, might shave a tenth of a second off the Chiron Sport’s remarkable 2.4-second 60-mph time in test.
The Pur Sport, like any other Bugatti Chiron, is incredibly extravagant. Let me give some cost-no-object advice in selecting the best Chiron configuration for you, as one of the few people on Earth who has powered both the Sport and Pur Sport.
Choose the traditional machine-finished dash controls first. Second, miss the centre console’s distracting contrasting-color feature in favour of the Pur Sport’s punctured-leather dash covering. And don’t settle for rubber-covered pedals; machined metal pedals are the way to go. Finally, pay attention to the Pur Sport’s suspension and tires. They make the car more fun and entertaining at usable speeds on public roads, even if the ride is a little noisy and firmer as a result. The big wing is entirely up to the desired buyer.