When Bugatti unveiled the limited-edition Divo, company president Stephan Winkelmann said that there’d be more, focussed Chiron derivatives on the way. The Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport is exactly the kind of car he was referring to. The latest creation from the marque will be limited to just 60 units.
The reason behind the Bugatti Chiron was simple. “We spoke to customers and realised they wanted a vehicle that is geared even more towards agility and dynamic cornering. A hypersports car that yearns for country roads with as many bends as possible. Consequently, the vehicle is called Chiron Pur Sport”, explains Winkelmann. “By cutting the weight by 50 kilograms while simultaneously boosting the downforce and configuring an uncompromising, sporty chassis as well as suspension setup, the Pur Sport boasts incredible grip, sensational acceleration and extraordinarily accurate handling. It’s the most uncompromising yet agile Bugatti of recent times.”
The Pur Sport will be immediately evident compared to less wieldy Chirons thanks to its unique appearance. The nose treatment has been borrowed from the Super Sport 300, as such it has larger air intakes, a bigger horseshoe grille and vents at the top of the fenders. The most obvious difference is the large fixed rear wing. The rear bumper and diffuser are new, housing dual oval exhaust tips made from 3D-printed titanium.
A motorsport-inspired alloy wheel was designed especially for the Pur Sport. It is made from lightweight magnesium (so it’s a real mag wheel) and has been designed to cool the brakes as well as aid airflow around the car’s flanks. These special wheels are shod with exclusive Bugatti Sport Cup 2 R tyres in 285/30 R20 at the front and 355/25 R21 at the rear. Bugatti says the Pur Sport has 65 per cent firmer springs at the front and 33 per cent firmer springs at the rear. Negative 2,5 degrees camber gives the car more mid-corner stability
Power from the quad-turbo W16 remains unchanged at 1 104 kW with peak torque of 1 600 N.m. Bugatti’s engineers have lifted the max usable engine speed to 6 900 r/min. The transmission, however, has been given a proper working over and is supposedly 80 per cent new. The gear ratios are said to be 15 per cent closer together for better acceleration. Maximum speed is now just at 350 km/h.
Watch the Bugatti Pur Sport in action the video below: