What it's like to drive Bugatti's new $4 million supercar
June 10, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.
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I was sitting in the passenger seat of a $4 million supercar, with nearly 1,500 horsepower, staring down a highway entrance ramp that looked just about perfect. It was long and straight with a steep rise on the side to block the view of anyone who might see what was about to happen.
Butch Leitzinger, a retired racing driver, was going to show me what the new Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport could do.
Leitzinger has done this sort of thing with me before in a "standard" Bugatti Chiron -- he and I shared a 325 mile drive in a Chiron in the summer of 2019 -- but acceleration in the Pur Sport was more brutal.
The Pur Sport can't go quite as fast as the standard Chiron, assuming you can find someplace to approach either car's top speed.
The Chiron Pur Sport was created at the request of customers who wanted a car that was more fun to drive at the sorts of speeds they might actually go in the real world, Leitzinger explained.
In many ways, the Chiron Pur Sport makes more sense than the regular Bugatti Chiron.
Now, besides the Bugatti Chiron, Chiron Sport and Chiron Pur Sport there is yet another Chiron variation.
The Bugatti Chiron Super Sport takes exactly the opposite approach from the Pur Sport.