As if the standard Chiron wasn’t fast enough, Bugatti has gone ahead and introduced a new variant of its multi-million dollar space ship. A lighter, faster, more aggressive, more expensive version. Considerably more expensive. The new Chiron Sport now sports (pun intended) a whopping $3.26 Million dollar price tag. Power outputs remain the same but the sport version sheds some weight and receives increased handling and agility. The results of which are noticeable. Bugatti claims a reduction in lap times over the standard Chiron at the Nardò Ring of five seconds. For those of you unfamiliar with the Nardò Ring, it’s a massive circular track built to test top speeds and is visible from space. In addition to an increase in track-readiness the Chiron Sport receives some internal and external cosmetic changes which include a massive red-painted number sixteen on the grill… Just in case you forget how many cylinders it has.
The Chiron Sport carries over some of the more subtle features of its standard sibling. These include the not-so-subtle quad turbo chargers and the hidden nostril-intakes at the edges of the Chiron’s quad LED headlights.
The styling changes are also not that extensive, but they definitely give the Chiron a much sportier character. In all honesty, because the performance of the standard car is already planetary in size, I’m not sure how much more noticeable the sport features will be. Because most of the changes come in the form of a more aggressive suspension set-up and weight savings the only ones who’ll truly be able to appreciate the package are A) those fortunate enough to afford the massive price tag and B) those who’ll actually drive their Chiron Sport to the track or a similar setting. Overall though, if I was pegged between the standard Chiron or the Sport and money weren’t an issue, I’d get the Sport. Photo © Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S.