There are cars that get you from point A to B, then there are cars that get you there faster, then there are supercars and then there is the Bugatti Chiron. Chiron was brought into the lineup back in 2016 and was the one to replace the Veyron. And boy did it have some big shoes to fill. But, the car has exceeded everyone’s expectations and till date with its various iterations, has made all the supercars look like extinct dinosaurs.
You might think that from where does Bugatti comes up with such amazing names, but the truth of it is that every car name is special and has a story behind it. The Type 57 Aravis was named after the French mountain range in Savoie and Haute-Savoie, then the Type 57 Stelvio was named after the Passo Dello Stelvio pass in the Eastern Alps. The EB110 that was debuted on 15th September 1991 was named after Ettore Bugatti’s 110th birthday. The tradition is still followed to this day and this is how the Veyron and Chiron were named. The Veyron 16.4 was named after Pierre Veyron, who was a development engineer, test driver and race driver for Bugatti and the 16.4 was a reference to the 16 cylinders and 4 turbochargers that comprised of the engine. The Chiron was no exception to this and was named after Bugatti’s Monegasque driver Louis Chiron, who was a three-time Czechoslovakian Grand Prix winner and the most successful Bugatti driver of his time.
If you have $3 million in your pockets, you can lay your hands on the most exotic cars of all time. The Bugatti package will get you a stunningly beautiful hypercar with fluidic design cues, a daunting front fascia, Bugatti legacy and organ shifting power. The Centodieci, Supersport, Divo and La Voiture Noire twindle down to being a Chiron with pumped up kicks. The Bugatti brand has more than a 100-year-old heritage of building race cars and finally, they have outdone themselves. Apart from us, even the guys at Bugatti would not have thought about building a 1500 horsepower hypercar a couple of years back, but here we are today with an 8-litre, quad-turbo, W-16 engine that churns out the said numbers. “Whoa” does not even cover an inch of what the car is capable of. Wait. If you still aren’t satisfied with the base powerplant of the Chiron, the Chiron Super Sport 300+ gets you 1578 horses to toy with. You know? Just for fun.
On the inside of the Chiron, there is absolutely no space for cheap plastics, which means, wherever you touch, you are engulfed with premium materials and squidgy bits. The steering wheel looks absolutely gorgeous and the little EB logo at the centre of it reminds you of the prestigious history of the brand. And the party stopper is the strip of light that runs down from the top to the armrest shaped in a C, like the “C” in Chiron. Not a bad interior for a car that is bonkers fast right? Also, it is worth mentioning that if you are a person who loves to listen to AC/DC while driving, you are in for a delight as the music system is exceptionally good.
Even though the car weighs 1995kg, it does not drive like a 2-tonne car, with an agile chassis and sharp steering wheel, the car is very good. And of course, if you want to know “Kitna deti hai?”, the answer is 9 mpg. Don’t bother converting it. Apart from driving it in the streets of London, Monaco, Azerbaijan, etc. there is a lot more to the car. The car denotes the brand’s want to excel and break records continuously. And by doing this consistently, they are a part of automobile royalty. Today, rocketships are not only in space but also on our roads.