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The Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport was featured on 3DL Car Channel on Youtube and presented by Adel Al Rajab, Co-founder of Seven Group.
Showcasing why The famous Chiron Pur Sport is the dream of all
History of Bugatti
After more than a century in business, Bugatti is recognized on a global scale as one of the most prestigious, high-performance, ultra-luxury car manufacturers ever. Ettore Bugatti was born in Milan, Italy, in 1881, marking the start of the Bugatti saga. Ettore Bugatti, the eldest child of Carlo and Teresa Bugatti, was exposed to design principles at a young age under the influence of his accomplished artist and furniture designer father.
But the automobile was Ettore's, true love. He made the decision to become an engineer, and at the young age of seventeen, he constructed his first automobile—a three-wheeler with two motors. Despite being small, Ettore's car won numerous local races, so he made the decision to compete in the Paris-to-Bordeaux race. The tricycle with an engine came in third.
Ettore constructed his first four-wheeled vehicle a year later. It made its debut at the International Exhibition under the name Type 2 and took first place. The De Dietrich Company was intrigued by the Bugatti, and in 1902 Ettore was appointed chief of technology for their automobile section. Up to the contract's termination a few years later, he worked on and raced a variety of automobiles while under contract with De Dietrich. Along with Emi Mathias, he later created a brand-new four-cylinder car, but that collaboration was also brief.
In his first year of operation in 1910, Bugatti produced and sold five automobiles. The business also made its debut on the racing circuit, competing in and winning in a number of events the following year. Peugeot and Bugatti collaborated to create the Bebe Peugeot in 1911. Unfortunately, the company’s success did not last. A strike at the Molsheim factory in 1936 saw the beginning of financial difficulties for the company, and three years later, just before the outbreak of World War II, Jean Bugatti died in an accident during a test drive. Devastated by his son’s death and unable to resolve the issues at his factory in Alsace, production ground to a halt. A year later, he was forced to sell the factory by the German occupying forces. Despite attempts to revive the company after the war, the car manufacturer continued to flounder. Ettore Bugatti died in 1947 at age 66, and Bugatti made its last appearance at the 1952 Paris Motor Show. Roland Bugatti (Ettore’s other son) attempted to revive the company in 1955, but was unsuccessful, and the company essentially ceased operations until it was purchased in 1963 by Hispano-Suiza, an aircraft company that continued its operations building airplane engines under the name Messier-Bugatti.
The Reborn of Bugatti
In 1987, the rights to the Bugatti name were sold to Italian entrepreneur, Romano Artioli, who built a factory in Campogalliano, Italy, and began building super cars. The company released the EB 110 in 1991, a now iconic V-12 super car. The Super Sport model, with a top speed of 355 km/h, soon followed. But financial woes saw the company file for bankruptcy in 1995. It was taken over three years later by Volkswagen, which continued production of the EB 110 while introducing new models, including the EB 16.4 Veyron in 2005. The hypercar was a game changer in the modern supercar world, with a top speed of 400 km/h and a price tag of €1,225,000. One of the leading luxury racecar manufacturers today is still Bugatti. The Bugatti continues to be as exclusive, creative, record-breaking, and stunning despite its low production numbers and price tags in the millions of dollars.
Other Models produced by Buggati
- Bugatti La Voiture Noire
- Bugatti Chiron
- Bugatti Chiron Sport
- Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport
The features of the model are quite breathtaking. The weight of the Chiron Pur Sport has been reduced by 50 kilograms, while sophisticated aerodynamics components - including a 1.90 m wide rear spoiler - ensure increased downforce. At the same time, the omission of the hydraulic system for the otherwise automatically extending spoiler also reduces the weight. Thanks to a new material compound, the newly developed high-performance tyres Sport Cup 2r from Michelin in 285/30 R20 at the front and 355/25 R21 provide outstanding grip even at high cornering speeds.
“With the new Chiron Pur Sport, we can now offer our worldwide Bugatti enthusiasts a hyper sports car geared even more towards agility and dynamic cornering,” says Stephan Winkelmann, President of Bugatti. “We quickly decided on the name for this pure and uncompromising driving machine: Chiron Pur Sport. This model has an extremely sporty chassis and incredible road grip, sensational acceleration and very precise handling.”
Bugatti developed a new transmission for even better acceleration of the already extremely fast Chiron2. The gears are closer together now to enable shorter gear jumps and also benefit performance. At the same time Bugatti has increased the maximum engine speed of the W16 unit by 200 rpm to 6,900 rpm. In conjunction with the closer overall gear ratio, this creates significantly better elasticity. As a result, the Chiron Pur Sport accelerates in 6th gear from 60 to 80 km/h in just 2.0 seconds and from 60 to 100 km/h in only 3.4 seconds. The Pur Sport sprints from 60 to 120 km/h in only 4.4 seconds and in 2.4 seconds from 80 to 120 km/h. Consequently, the Pur Sport is almost two seconds faster than the already lightning-fast Chiron. All in all, the elasticity values are 40% better compared with the Chiron. This means that the Chiron Pur Sport provides extraordinary performance that can be experienced at all speeds. Due to the closer overall gear ratio and the increased downforce, the iconic 8.0 litre W16 engine with a power output of 1,500 PS and a torque of 1,600 newton metres already unleashes its full power at 350 km/h.
All Chiron models are motivated by an 8.0-liter 16-cylinder powerplant. This beast of an engine employs four turbochargers to generate a mighty 1500 horsepower and 1180 pound-feet of torque. Bugatti claims that the Chiron makes the dash from zero to 60 mph in a mere 2.3 seconds, and it has a top speed of 261 mph. If the Chiron's standard engine doesn't quench your thirst for speed, step up to the Chiron Super Sport. This model is equipped with a slightly more potent version of the base powerplant, and it produces 1578 horsepower. At our test track, the Super Sport got to 60 mph in just 2.2 seconds and, amazingly, hit 200 mph in under 15 seconds. Piloted by factory test driver Andy Wallace, a model with specs almost identical to those of the Chiron Super Sport logged a record-setting 304.773 mph test-track run. With every model in the Chiron lineup, power is sent to all four wheels by a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. Co-developed with Michelin, and increased lateral grip by 10%. With the help of new Sport+ driving mode, additional front and rear carbon-fiber anti-roll bars, improved damper tuning, and wheel camber, as well as increased front and rear spring stiffness of 65 percent and 33 percent, respectively, to enhance handling. The 1500-hp quad-turbocharged W-16 engine in the Pur Sport produces the same amount of power as the basic Chiron, but the redline has been raised by 200 rpm to 6900 rpm, presumably to give you a little more wind out in the twisties. A 15% closer gear-ratio spread has also been implemented in 80% of the seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox, which should allow the Pur Sport to maintain powerband stability for longer and accelerate out of corners. Only 217 mph can be achieved with the Pur Sport's own 8.0-liter, 16-cylinder, quad-turbo engine. Nevertheless, according to Bugatti, the Pur Sport is the fastest Chiron at any speed between 0 and 217 mph. It is also the variant with the smallest weight, the sharpest corners, and the least insulation; it is designed more for a driver's sensory excitement than for the primarily psychological bragging rights of top speed. Consider it the high-performance variant of one of the fastest automobiles in history.