Goodbye Dubai, hello Hajar! Bugatti test driver and Le Mans winner Andy Wallace made the most of his time following the launch of the new Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport in Dubai to take an extended trip to Hatta.
The exclave of the Emirate of Dubai is located approximately 100 kilometers south-east of the city of Dubai in the Hajar mountains on the border to Oman. One characteristic feature of the region surrounding Hatta is above all bends, bends, and more bends. The ideal terrain for the new Chiron Pur Sport and Andy Wallace.
The Bugatti engineers developed the new Chiron Pur Sport uncompromisingly for lateral dynamics – thereby expanding the range with a road-legal hyper sports car that offers outstanding driving characteristics. These include maximum agility, handling and driving performance. Ideal for fast cornering.
Another extraordinary design feature is the Jaune Molsheim and Carbon color split. While the entire bottom third features black exposed carbon fiber, the dominant color on the upper body is yellow. In the side view, the dark surfaces merge with the color of the road surface and make the Pur Sport appear even flatter and more dynamic. Black also dominates on the rear wings, the wheels, the radiators and the air intakes.
And to match: the 8.0-litre W16 engine with 1,500 horsepower and 1,180 lb-ft of torque. Thanks to a 15% shorter transmission ratio, the Chiron Pur Sport accelerates even faster than a Chiron. It is now possible to accelerate from 0-60 mph in only 2.3 seconds instead of 2.4 seconds, and from 0-124 mph in 5.9 seconds instead of 6.1 seconds. Moreover, it accelerates in sixth gear from 38 to 75 mph in 4.4 seconds instead of 7.4 seconds. The maximum speed is electronically limited at 218 mph.
The production version of the Chiron Pur Sport, which is limited to 60 units and is priced at $3.6 million, is being built in Molsheim, France.