New Bugatti Chiron Super Sport Has 1,577 Horsepower, Goes 273 MPH, Costs $4 Million

Bugatti Chiron Super Sport
The new Chiron family member can reach 273 mph. Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S.

The just-revealed Bugatti Chiron Super Sport is a longtail hypercar that blends performance with comfort. To achieve this balance, Buggati has combined the power of its W16 engine with new design inside and outside the car.

"With the Chiron Super Sport, we are following our long-standing tradition of combining top speed with absolute luxury," says Stephan Winkelmann, President of Bugatti. "The Chiron Super Sport stands for increased comfort and elegance coupled with even greater performance and higher speeds. With this new creation, we established another distinct personality within the Chiron family. It is the essence of what we learned and developed in recent years – the ultimate grand tourer."

Make no mistake, despite its elegant cabin, the Chiron Super Sport was made for speed. It features new bodywork that gives it a streamlined look. Starting at the front splitter and extending through the rear diffuser, Buggati says that "every centimeter of its skin is designed for top speed". The back of the car is about 25 centimeters longer than the typical Chiron, making the vehicle more slippery through the air.

The car's tailpipes have been reconfigured to give the diffuser more space and the new alignment gives the exhaust system a deeper, richer rumble.

Airflow over the front of the vehicle has been improved compared to the Chiron as well with side air curtains working with air intakes to direct air from the front of the wheel arches. The nine exhaust air holes on each fender are a nod to the Bugatti EB 110 Super Sport and serve to streamline downforce.

Bugatti has given the car exclusive five-Y-spoke wheels that are available with a diamond-cut option. For weight savings, customers can order the magnesium wheels from the Chiron Put Sport on their model instead. Specially formulated Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires, which were originally made for the Space Shuttle, wrap the wheels.

An overhauled 8.0-liter W16 engine, now with larger turbochargers, gives the Chiron Super Sport its power, yielding 1,577 horsepower, and giving the car a top speed of 273 mph. The seven-speed dual-clutch transmission has also been refreshed. The car can get from zero to 124 mph in 5.8 seconds, about a half-second less than the time it takes the new 2022 Toyota GR 86 to get from zero to 60 mph.

1 of 14

The Bugatti can get off the line and to 186 mph in 12.1 seconds. Going from a stop to 248 mph, the Chiron Super Sport is seven percent quicker than the Chiron, making the Super Sport the new king of the road.

The cabin of the Chiron Super Sport is trimmed with natural elements like leather and polished aluminum alongside bits of carbon fiber.

Manufacturing of the first Chiron Super Sports for customers is expected to begin this year in Mosheim, France. Clients can expect to have their new $4 million car in their driveway in the early part of 2022.