- The Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport is the lightened version of the regular Chiron.
- It shaves 110 pounds off of the normal Chiron’s weight with the use of magnesium wheels and titanium exhaust tips.
- Only 60 Pur Sports will be made for the worldwide market, each priced starting at $3.6 million.
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You wouldn’t think Bugatti, a company that makes 1,500-horsepower supercars with enough cylinders to celebrate a Sweet 16, would have much in common with boutique British automaker Lotus. But when it comes to the Chiron Pur Sport, the French automaker did appear to take a leaf out of Lotus’s book.
“Simplify, then add lightness,” is the Lotus company guiding philosophy, where minimalistic cars are the top priority — the logic being that powerful, heavy cars go fast in a straight line but don’t handle as well. The Chiron is in no way light, but the Pur Sport version of it has been tweaked to prioritize handling and agility. And it’s lighter than the original. Slightly.
Don’t worry, it’s still just as powerful as the normal Chiron — think 1,500 horsepower powerful — but it has lighter wheels and exhaust tips, and a stiffer suspension for improved cornering.
Business Insider was recently invited to check out the Chiron Pur Sport in person. The car has a starting price of $3.6 million, a company representative said, but the show example is priced at $4 million.
Read on to see what, exactly, you get in a $4 million car — besides the love and adoration of your peers, of course.