The Bugatti Chiron doesn\\’t need improving upon — the supercar serves up 1,500 horsepower, almost 1,200 pound-feet of torque, a 261-mph top speed, and a claimed 0-60 time of just 2.3 seconds. Heck, in some specs, the Chiron is the fastest production car on the planet.
But Bugatti owners can be fickle — they can certainly afford to be — and when they demanded a car that handled better, Bugatti got to work.
That\\’s the origin story, Bugatti says, of the new Chiron Pur Sport, a more driver-focused Chiron that\\’s built for intense, high-speed cornering rather than outright acceleration or top speed.
To transform the Chiron from a speed demon into the handling machine that is the Pur Sport, Bugatti shaved off some weight, stiffened up the suspension, tweaked the transmission, and added an enormous, fixed spoiler to keep everything planted firmly to the ground. All the changes meant that — in a very un-Bugatti-like move — the company had to cut the Chiron\\’s electronically limited top speed down to 217 mph.