The 2019 Bugatti Chiron Sport is a two-seater hyper car developed and manufactured by Bugatti in Molsheim, France.
Revealed at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show, it is a separate model based on the Chiron with a greater focus on handling for a better track performance.
It is 18 kg (40 lbs) lighter than the regular Chiron, being fitted with lighter "Course" wheels and having a greater use of carbon fibre throughout the body. Alongside an extensive use of carbon fibre for a lighter intercooler cover and stabiliser, the weight saving includes a lighter rear glass window, a lighter exhaust deflector, and it is the first production car fitted with carbon fibre windscreen wiper arms.
To improve handling, various suspension components are altered, including adaptive front dampeners that are 10% stiffer in "handling" mode, an altered rear differential, and the addition of a dynamic torque vectoring (DTV) system managing torque to each wheel through the all-wheel drive system.
Although it develops 1,479 bhp (1,103 kW) and 1,180 lb⋅ft (1,600 N·m), which is the same amount of horsepower and torque as the Chiron, its various alterations improve handling without sacrificing the high top speed or acceleration offered by the 8-litre W16 engine.
Distinguishing it from the regular Chiron, the Sport has its own selection of body colour combinations including the "red and black" adorned with a red "16" on the front grille referencing the number of cylinders. As well as the exterior colour options, an all-black interior is offered with an Alcantera roof liner, a carbon fibre dashboard, and an extensive use of leather.
It was manufacturer from March 2018 to mid-2002, being replaced by the 2022 Chiron Super Sport, a more focused hyper car based on the 2019 Chiron Super Sport 300+, which in turn is a 1,580 bhp (1,175 kW) 30 example limited run commemorating the prototype Chiron that became the first hyper car to exceed 300 mph (483 km/h).
Need for Speed: Heat
The Chiron Sport '19 was not included in Need for Speed: Heat, but a portfolio post by a UI Artist shows it would have been included as part of a content drop for the Black Market alongside the Lamborghini Aventador SV Roadster '18.
- Website: behance.net (2021) Ash Miller: Black Market. Available at: https://www.behance.net/gallery/133697225/Black-Market
|Chiron||Coupé '18 · La Voiture Noire '21 · Sport '19|
|EB||110 Super Sport '92|
|Veyron||16.4 '08 · 16.4 Grand Sport '09 · 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse '12 · 16.4 Super Sport '10|