Become a Mechanic and Appreciate the New and State-of-the-Art Bugatti Chiron Sport Supercar
March 28, 2018
What makes the Bugatti Chiron Sport so special? This deity in the world of automobiles is the fastest and most powerful supercar Bugatti has ever made. The French automaker’s cars have already been known to achieve the status of being the fastest in the world, but as it turns out with the Chiron Sport, the boundary of speed is ever expandable. So what are the Chiron Sport’s capabilities and what’s behind them? Keep reading to find out!
The Bugatti Chiron Sport Bests the Standard Chiron in Turning Speeds
The Bugatti Chiron Sport can get to 100 km/h in under 2.5 seconds, and reaching 300 km/h takes it just 13.6 seconds. Not only can it speed up at an incredible rate, but it can also slow down almost instantaneously. Less than 42 seconds is how long it takes for the car to accelerate from 0-400 km/h and then come back to a full stop.
Graduates of auto repair programs know there must be some impressive engineering behind these performance numbers, and there is. An 8.0-liter engine fuels 16 cylinders and four turbochargers to put out an extraordinary 1,479 horsepower and 1,180 lb-ft of torque.
Now those familiar with the Sport’s predecessor, the Bugatti Chiron, are aware that these speeds and drive train specs are the same as those of its older sibling. The improvements in overall speed capabilities have actually been made where turning corners comes into question. That’s right, the Bugatti Chiron Sport can round corners at over 200 km/h, thus surpassing the capacities of the standard Chiron.
Lightness Has Given the Sport Version of the Chiron Greater Agility
Some of the credit for the Chiron Sport’s greater agility in rounding corners can be attributed to weight loss. As it turns out, even cars go on diets, and the Chiron Sport succeeded in losing 18 kg over the Bugatti Chiron.
This trimming took place in a number of areas. What students of mechanic colleges may find to be of particular interest is the weight loss that took place where the car’s windshield wipers are concerned. The Bugatti Chiron Sport happens to be the first production car ever that has windshield wiper arms made out of carbon fiber. This innovative change, along with the use of a weight-saving 3D printing process to make the wiper’s aluminum tips, resulted in a reduction of 1.4 kg in weight for this component alone.
Carbon fiber also takes further credit for a reduction in kilos where a few more of the car’s components are concerned. The manufacturers managed to shave off yet additional weight thanks to the installation of a lighter rear window and a remodeled pipe exhaust layout. Finally, big credit to the Chiron Sport’s weight loss success also goes to its lighter wheels.
Grads of Mechanic Colleges Admire Improvements in the Sport’s Handling
Dieting wasn’t the only thing the Bugatti Chiron Sport was up to with regards to trying to one up its predecessor. In fact, a couple more changes to its engineering helped propel the vehicle beyond previously known frontiers.
One of the changes was to the car’s suspension, which is 10 per cent stiffer than usual. This is thanks to changes to its shock absorbers. Further helping the Sport handle well through curves in the road is a system that distributes torque to each side of the car as needed. In hard turns, this fancy Dynamic Torque Vectoring function sends extra power to the Sport’s outside wheels to reduce slippage.
Thanks to these changes, drivers of the wondrous Bugatti Chiron Sport get to enjoy incredible speed and an unparalleled ease of handling at the same time. But transcending the limits of automobile capabilities is far from over for Bugatti. A Super Sport version is coming soon!
Check out the Bugatti Chiron Sport in this short clip:
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