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Thursday, March 3, 2016

The 2017 Bugatti Chiron in 30 Amazing Numbers

BOLD RIDE

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The late-great Bugatti Veyron was—by all accounts—one very, very incredible car. It could do naught to 60 mph in 2.5 seconds, it famously stretched its legs to 267 mph, and with 1,200 horsepower in top-spec… it was no slouch. That all makes for quite the tough recipe to beat, but it would appear Bugatti has done just that. 

The new 2017 Bugatti Chiron is stronger, faster, and it has the numbers to prove it’s a worthy successor to the Veyron throne. What numbers, you say? Take a peek below for 30 jaw-dropping facts and figures that illustrate just how incredible the Bugatti Chiron really is.

€2.4 million – Bugatti Chiron starting price (about $2.6 million)
500 – number of Bugatti Chirons to be built
33% – percentage of cars sold before its Geneva Motor Show debut


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TESTING

30 – number of test and prototype vehicles built
500,000 – kilometers of road testing completed (310,685 miles)
300 – hours spent in high-speed wind tunnel testing (12 and a half days)
200 – sets of tires used

SPEED
2.5 – seconds from zero to 60 mph (Bugatti says “less than” too)
13.6 – seconds from zero to 186 mph
261 – road-limited top speed, miles per hour (closed-road top speed attempt pending)
310 – speedometer end point, miles per hour (500 km/h)
2 – number of car keys (second for “unlocking” Top Speed mode)




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ENGINE

8.0 – liters of displacement (in 16-cylinder “W” configuration)
4 – number of turbochargers (larger than Veyron’s, second set kick in at 3,800 rpm)
32 – number of fuel injectors (!)
230,266 – total surface area inside all six catalytic converters (square meters)
60,000 – liters of air pumped through engine per minute

POWER
1,500 – total horsepower
1,600 – newton meters of torque (1,180 lb.-ft)
70% – percentage of rev-range available with maximum torque

COOLING
10 – number of radiators
800 – liters of water pumped through engine per minute
6 – number of dedicated brake air-flow ducts




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BODY and CHASSIS

4 – weeks to produce one carbon fiber monocoque
4,398 – dry curb weight in pounds (1995 kg)
50,000 – newton meters per degree of flexural rigidity (similar to LMP1 race car)
6 – layers of “clear coat” over every external body panel
140 – total grams of .970 silver found in the front Bugatti emblem
420 – size of front brake discs in millimeters (16.5 inches)
8 – number of pistons in each front brake caliper (!)


That’s 30 if you were counting. And why not an extra figure for good measure—5,000—the total torque (in newton meters) that each specially-designed Michelin tire can safely deliver to the ground. Yikes. This is one incredible piece of engineering.
If you’ve got enough pocket change laying around to spend on a Bugatti Chiron… well, what are you waiting for? Bugatti says the first Chirons hit the market in September of this year. Get ready.