Life is full of silly things, a lot of which would be cool if they weren’t so silly. Take this model of a Bugatti Chiron engine: It’d be a great conversation piece on your LED-backlit display wall of rare, expensive automotive memorabilia dusted with diamonds for extra shine, but maybe not for $10,000.
You may remember a time when Xzibit would put your Transformer into your Transformer. But imagine someone actually putting a Transformer into a 2014 Bugatti Veyron—or at least painting it like one—and asking almost $2 million for it.
The Bugatti Chiron is fast. It’s really fast, if you want specifics—so fast Bugatti puts a speed limiter on it because modern tires can’t handle the pressure speeds near 300 mph would put on them. So, naturally, to film its record 249-mph Chiron run, Bugatti had to use something just as fast: another Chiron.
If you’re a hypercar company, impressing clients with big numbers is kind of the name of the game (after all, this segment is all about bragging rights). If you’re Bugatti, and your $3 million Chiron hasn’t achieved the ultimate top-speed bragging right yet, you’ve got to try other stunts—like this zero to 249 mph…
Ex-Lamborghini boss and wearer of impeccable suits Stephan Winkelmann headed up Audi’s fun division Audi Sport GmbH, formerly known as Quattro, for just a little over a year. Now, it appears that he’s moving again, this time to captain Bugatti. That sounds like... trading up.
Top Gear’s Chris Harris got to spend a lot of time on open roads with the new Bugatti Chiron hypercar, and yet all of that new complicated fussy stuff was no match for an experience that dates back almost 100 years.
In news that makes perfect sense, Bugatti CEO Wolfgang Dürheimer has pretty much already confirmed that the next record-setting Bugatti hypercar will have to go hybrid.
The world’s most powerful production car, the nearly $3 million Bugatti Chiron, has been out for almost a year and a half now. But we still don’t know its top speed, and we won’t for a while—a Bugatti test driver said the closer the car gets to 300 mph, the less likely it is that modern tires can handle the pressure.
The Bugatti Chiron doesn’t operate like other cars. It’s on a different plane of speedxistence. So it’s funny to see one testing on the Nürburgring, as funny to see as it is wonderful to hear.
Now, I don’t know about you, but I don’t have $20,000 to blow on a nine-day luxury rally in my nonexistent supercar. If I did, maybe I’d understand this better: Washington State Patrol stopped more than 10 cars at the Gold Rush Rally in just two counties for going at or around 100 mph on public roads.
I know that at any given moment, a substantial chunk of our readers are in the process of purchasing Bugatti Veyrons. If you’re part of this substantial group, read on, because there’s a Veyron for sale in Slovakia that appears to have some sort of enchanted odometer! I say this because the car is listed as having…
The Bugatti Veyron was a world-beater when it debuted in 2006, representing the very best automotive engineering the world had ever seen. Developing a sequel—the Chiron—that could best such a giant was a staggeringly difficult task; here’s how Bugatti did it.
The dang peregrine falcon is faster diving for its prey than almost every normal production car on the road, and that’s pretty wild.
Bugatti is taking part in an old and beautiful tradition for European supercars, where the versions that get sold in the United States get adorned with massive black chunks of rubber. This has been happening since the mid 1970s, and it’s touching to see the practice continuing to this day. We finally got to inspect…
Okay. I’m pretty sure this is rock bottom.
Running a car on the Nürburgring poses some logistical challenges for carmakers. Crashes, more crashes and car-consuming fires come to mind. Presumably that was the driving force behind this rig. The Bugatti Chiron uses it to simulate the g-forces alone of a ‘Ring run and test for oil starvation issues without having…
I’ve bought a number of cars on Craigslist, and while generally it’s worked out, dealing with almost any transaction on Craigslist comes with a certain amount of trepidation. That especially goes for what might be the most expensive car ever to be offered for sale on Craigslist, this $1.2 million Bugatti Chiron, brand…