Think Bugatti, and top speed will likely come to mind first. Modern era Bugs have been all about achieving ludicrous top speeds, with the Chiron Super Sport 300+ and its 304mph record bringing about the culmination of this quest for v-max glory.
We don’t tend to associate these cars with hot laps on challenging circuits, but the Pur Sport isn’t your average Chiron. Limited to 60 units, it’s a hypercar that “yearns for corners,” Bugatti claims. It’s had a 50kg weight drop, 65 per cent stiffer front springs added at the front and 33 per cent firmer ones at the rear, new carbon fibre anti-roll bars, and bespoke Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 Rs.
Even with that in mind, though, it does seem odd watching one of these circa-two-tonne hulks throwing shapes on track - like a heavyweight boxer nailing a perfect pirouette at a West End rendition of Swan Lake.
Bugatti revealed this week that the Pur Sport is in its final stages of testing before production begins. Le Mans winner and Bugatti test driver Andy Wallace - the guy who cracked 300mph in the SuperSport - has been putting the car through its paces at the famous Nardo Technical Center.
We get a sneak peek of this testing regime in the video above, which includes graceful powerslides and a little air time. Let’s hope some of the owners are happy to give their £3 million track toys a similar treatment.