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The Bugatti Chiron's US-Spec Bumper Is Moderately Upsetting

The Chiron on display at the New York Auto Show reveals that US-spec versions of the car will be fitted with hideous bumper protectors, but there is a solution...

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Bugatti - The Bugatti Chiron's US-Spec Bumper Is Moderately Upsetting - News

As you can see from the image above, the rear end of the Bugatti Chiron is quite a sight to behold. With vast mesh expanses, lashings of carbonfibre and one gigantic light bar, it gives the Chrion’s bum a striking aesthetic. An aesthetic which is enhanced with two massive lumps of rubber on US-spec cars.

Bugatti - The Bugatti Chiron's US-Spec Bumper Is Moderately Upsetting - News

As revealed by the Chiron on display at the New York Auto Show, US-spec cars will have these wretched carbunkles attached due to US federal bumper regulations. Cars like the Lamborghini Countach and various iterations of the Porsche 911 famously received a similarly nasty exterior treatment due to the rules, which are intended to avert damage during low speed accidents.

Bugatti - The Bugatti Chiron's US-Spec Bumper Is Moderately Upsetting - News

Thankfully, the rubber blocks should be fairly easy to remove as it looks like they’re held on by a handful of exposed screws (no doubt a very deliberate decision), so expect every single US Chiron owner to bin the protectors immediately after delivery…