Bugatti Chiron Sport: No extra power, just better handling, less weight

The 2018 Bugatti Chiron Sport handles better thanks to new suspension, lower mass and a new torque vectoring system for the rear wheels.


The Chiron Sport has 10 percent stiffer shock absorbers, and a retuned rear-axle differential with dynamic torque vectoring.

Compared to the regular Chiron, the Sport is 18kg (40 lb) lighter thanks to new lighter wheels, and more carbonfiber for the stabiliser, intercooler cover and new windscreen wipers. There’s also lighter rear window glass and a lighter exhaust deflector.

The Sport is also available with new trim and color packages, including a grille with 16 painted on it (16 for 16 cylinders).

Power from the 8-liter quad-turbo W16 is unchanged at 1,103kW (1,479hp).

The base price of the Chiron Sport is €2.65 million in Europe, and US$3.26 million in the USA.



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Joshua Thompson

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Bugatti Chiron Sport: No extra power, just better handling, less weight