Friday, February 10, 2017

Bugatti Chiron - World's Fastest Production Car

The Bugatti Chiron holds the title of the world’s fastest production car. With an 8.0-litre quad-turbo W-16 that churns out 1,480 horsepower, the Chiron is claimed to reach a top speed electronically limited to 420 km/h (261 mph)

The engine, which employs two-stage turbocharging, channels some 1,180 lb-ft of torque through its seven-speed dual-clutch transmission to all four wheels. Zero-to-100 km/h figure is estimated at 2.5 seconds.
The limit on the top speed is designed to keep the tires from shredding into dust, but unrestricted the Chiron could go as fast as 461 km/h (287 mph). The price for the Bugatti Chiron starts at a trifling 2.4 million Euro.
Its W16 engine is based on its Veyron predecessor, but it comes with new internals. Its four turbochargers are each 30 percent larger, and work in two stages: two spool up when the Chiron launches, and the other two only kick in above 3,800 rpm.

All pieces are cooled by some 10 radiators, though brake cooling is helped in part a hydraulic flap by the front axle, which also lowers drag. There’s also a four-position spoiler out back which can act as an airbrake during deceleration; and an adaptive suspension system to raise or lower the car for optimal aerodynamics.

Louis Chiron was a French racer that had the highest number of podiums with Bugatti cars, hence the hommage.