The $4.2m Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ Has Arrived

Bugatti has turned its 304mph prototype into a production car, and yes, buyers will reportedly be able to replicate those Ehra-Lessien heroics if they want
The $4.2m Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ Has Arrived

The modified Bugatti Chiron prototype which hit a stunning 304mph at Ehra-Lessien has morphed into a production car. Ladies and gents, please welcome the hypercar world’s new king - the Chiron Super Sport 300+.

It’s closely related to the car that topped 300mph at VW’s 12-mile straight-line speed test track, sporting the same lengthened bodywork. At the back, it’s still packing exhaust tailpipes pinched from the Centodieci, chosen as their placement doesn’t adversely affect drag and aero as much.

The Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ features the same longtail bodywork as the 304mph prototype
The Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ features the same longtail bodywork as…

It’s been given the same 1578bhp version of Bugatti’s W16 engine, which will be welcome news to anyone who thinks the standard car’s 1478bhp output is a bit limp. Brilliantly, the tweaked powerplant is nicknamed ‘Thor’.

The ride height of the high-speed run car had been aggressively lowered to make the Chiron as slippery as possible, but since even rich people have to drive over speed bumps, the production car has been raised back up.

The $4.2m Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ Has Arrived

The cabin is the biggest point of departure. The roll cage has gone, and the racing seat Bugatti test driver Andy Wallace buckled himself into with a six-point harness has been replaced with something much more comfortable. The prototype didn’t get a passenger seat, but one has been added here, so you can bring someone along for the 1578bhp ride.

The most burning question is exactly how fast it is, but that’s a bit of an unknown right now. The top speed will be electronically-limited, although Bugatti hasn’t given a specific figure just yet.

Just 30 examples of the Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ will be built, costing £4.2 million apiece
Just 30 examples of the Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ will be built,…

As implied by the ‘300+’ bit tacked onto the end of the name, it’s capable of going as fast as the prototype. reports that junking the limiter may be possible, should any owners fancy having a crack at the three double-O. Doing so will involve the fitting of a roll cage, plus - we assume - dropping the ride height back down. The fitting of the same bespoke Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres used for the 304mph run will be essential, too. The best bit? Bugatti will arrange a slot at Ehra-Lessien for interested owners.

We’re not sure how much will be charged for all that, but with the Chiron Super Sport 300+ costing $4.2 million, you’d hope it’d be included in the price. Even if you have that kind of money sitting in your Swiss bank account, you may not be able to get hold of a Super Sport - just 30 will be made.



But does it have VTEC? My Civic has VTEC.

09/09/2019 - 06:59 |
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In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

Is Bugatti man not honda

09/09/2019 - 19:16 |
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Its good and all being fast, but 4.2 million pounds is not what I would pay for a souped-up Chiron.

09/09/2019 - 08:26 |
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Bring a Caterham To MARS

In reply to by That_1_Guy

And you know why? ‘Cause you ain’t rich.
Because every poor person out here can do the math and say it’s senseless.
But rich people will not care.
They live in a parallel world, beyond our comprehension, where a price tag is meaningless.
Yes, you could buy 1000 Miatas for the same money, but they don’t have “the same money”. They have so, so much more.
Without a shadow of a doubt, anyone with 4.2 millions won’t spend them on this, because of all the things the “poor people’s math” will tell you you can do with that kinda money.
But the Chiron buyers don’t have 4.2 millions. They have 42. A week. (The average Veyron buyer has 3.) So whatever thing you could bring up as being more appealing than a Chiron, they either don’t want it, have it already, or could buy it anyway.
To them, money is infinite, for no matter what they buy, they’ll always have enough money for the next thing.
So they never worry about choices or comparisons: if they find something else that appeals to them, they won’t get that instead: they’ll get that as well.

09/09/2019 - 12:57 |
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Is itme or has the long tail ruined the looks of the Chrion?

09/09/2019 - 08:55 |
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Quite the contrary. It’s subtle, elegant and functional. You can only go so far with the shape before physics interferes with the objective with what the car is designed for.

09/09/2019 - 09:05 |
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Personally, I love it

09/09/2019 - 10:29 |
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Yeah just wait for Koenigsegg to actually beat the record

09/09/2019 - 10:33 |
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In reply to by Lbs207

Hahaha with what? The regera still doesnt have any times set let alone jesko

09/09/2019 - 12:29 |
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In reply to by Lbs207

Eggs fans be like: but but but…

09/09/2019 - 23:04 |
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It’s actually quite clever that Bugatti didn’t crack the official record themselves. They are figuratively selling you a chance to do the record yourself with their guidance. Which millionaire car enthusiast wouldn’t want that?

09/09/2019 - 11:49 |
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Robert Gracie

They nicknamed the engine “Thor” whats the next engine gonna be called “Ragnarok”

09/09/2019 - 12:20 |
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Koenigsegg Thor exists.

09/09/2019 - 12:35 |
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It looks suprisingly good. As a not Bugatti fan

09/09/2019 - 16:38 |
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Lord Saucius The Divine


09/09/2019 - 21:05 |
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09/09/2019 - 21:32 |
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In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

Eat what? I’m pretty sure Hennessy hasn’t had a record breaking car since the venom gt, it’s more like “EAT IT KOENIGSEGG

09/10/2019 - 01:10 |
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Now the 400mph race begins…

09/09/2019 - 23:13 |
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