Less than a week ago, Bugatti made headlines by breaking the 300-mph barrier in a longtail prototype version of the Chiron hypercar. And now, the French carmaker revealed the production version of the record-breaking car, which is now officially called the Chiron Super Sport 300+. Since the car was able to reach a mind-numbing top speed of 304.7-mph at Volkswagen’s Ehra-Lehssien high-speed test track, it’s only fitting the production car is called the Chiron Super Sport 300+.
The previous Bugatti to hold the speed record was the Veyron 16.4 Super Sport. Clad in the same exposed black carbon fiber body with orange trimmings, the car rocketed to 267.8-mph to become the fastest production car in the world. But as soon as the Chiron entered production, we knew Bugatti has a new record-holder in the midst.
The new Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ is essentially the same car as the longtail prototype
And we’re strictly referring to the aesthetics since both the prototype and production version is a longtail model. Without a heavy and bothersome rear spoiler to deal with, the Chiron Super Sport 300+ is lighter and more aerodynamic than a conventional Chiron. In some angles, the car reminds us of the limited-edition Bugatti Centodieci and the La Voiture Noire, but the Chiron Super Sport 300+ has an elongated tail, which is around 10-inches longer than the regular Chiron.
Besides the aero-efficient bodywork, the production model is identical to the record car with the same vertically stacked tailpipes and aggressive rear diffuser. It even comes in the same color as the record car, although Bugatti will happily paint the vehicle in any color you like, including those luscious go-fast stripes.
It also has the same mind-blowing quad-turbocharged W16 motor
The standard Chiron is already packing 1,500-horsepower from the standard W16 quad-turbocharged motor. However, the Chiron record car has a modified W16 engine producing close to 1,600-horsepower. Thankfully, the production Chiron Super Sport 300+ has the same modified W16 engine.
Bugatti’s fastest-ever production car is also equipped with the same longer-ratio seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox and all-wheel drivetrain of the record car. According to Bugatti, the production model is good for a top speed of 273 mph (440 kph).
The Chiron Super Sport 300+ is equipped with two seats
Mind you, the record car only had a single-seat arrangement to make room for all the laptops, GPS data-logging kit, and other monitoring equipment during the high-speed run. But since regular customers won’t need all these gadgetries, Bugatti figured you might want to bring along a friend for a ride, so it gave the Chiron Super Sport 300+ an actual passenger seat.
It comes in standard ride height configuration
The Chiron record car sat lower to the ground and made use of a new laser-guided suspension system. But in order for the Chiron Super Sport 300+ to survive over regular tarmac, the production car will adopt a standard ride height. Also missing is the roll cage in the record car, but Bugatti is kind enough to reinstall the roll cage and eliminate the speed limiter if you’re brave enough to travel 300-mph and beyond.
Bugatti is asking $5 million for the Chiron Super Sport 300+
Vehicles capable of breaking past 300-mph won’t come cheap, and the Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ is proof of that. If you fancy the fastest production Bugatti ever made, prepare to spend upwards of $5 million (£4.2 million). And before we forget, Bugatti is only making 30 examples of the Chiron Super Sport 300+, which also makes it a collector’s item.
For the price, Bugatti will give potential customers full access to Ehra-Lessien, which is probably the only place in the world where you can safely max out the Chiron Super Sport 300+. We can’t remember the last time a new car came with a free session on a high-speed track, and we’re glad Bugatti is kind enough to give their lucky clients a chance to experience the 300+ mph ride of a lifetime.