ENGINE 7993cc W16, DOHC, 64v, 4-turbos
POWER 1103kW @ 6900rpm
TORQUE 1600Nm @ 2000-6000rpm
PRICE $125,000 (approx.)
LIKE: Eye-watering power; retains its manners; improved dynamics; looks
DISLIKE: Road noise; auto can struggle to keep up; not much else, really
YOU MIGHT HAVE read in the news pages in this issue how US supercar maker SSC recently shut down 11km of Nevada highway and then shut down the Bugatti Chiron, pinching the Super Sport 300’s world’s fastest production car record with an insane 533km/h run.
Don’t expect Bugatti to fight back this time. It’s done with top speed records. Now it wants to prove its cars can corner, too, and has revealed the (relatively) lightweight Bolide, a track-only 1245kg supercar based around the Chiron’s engine, but tuned to produce a thumping 1361kW.
And while the grotesquely rich wait with bated breath to see if Bugatti will offer the Bolide for sale, they can occupy themselves in the interim with the next best thing, the Chiron Pur Sport.
The Pur Sport isn’t Bugatti’s first go at a more handling-focused Chiron. In 2018 it released the Chiron Sport, lopping 18kg from the standard car, stiffening the suspension and adding torque vectoring, following it up with the limited-run Divo, a 35kg lighter, re-bodied Chiron, a year later.
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LORD of the RINGS
WE RIDE SHOTGUN WITH WORLD RALLY CHAMPION HANNU MIKKOLA IN THE ALL-CONQUERING AUDI QUATTRO A2
LEXUS LC500 CONVERTIBLE
Enright’s not a big drop-top fan, but could he be a convert to the LC500?
POTENT ELECTRIC AUDI CHARTS THE ROUTE AHEAD FOR QUATTRO’S NEXT 40 YEARS
WHY THE ALL-NEW PORSCHE 911 GT3 ISN’T JUST ABOUT THE NUMBERS
THE SPORT QUATTRO WAS AUDI’S ULTIMATE RALLY CAR AND THE TT RS IS ITS SPIRITUAL SUCCESSOR
ASSAULT AND BATTERY
WE SAMPLE THE SPARK ODYSSEY 21, THE 400KW MACHINE THAT’S PUTTING THE EXCITEMENT INTO THE EXTREME E SERIES
AmpliTex: coming to a racetrack near you
A Swiss company is proving there is a cost-effective way to create a light, eco-friendly material that rivals carbon fibre
FOR THE FIRST TIME IN AUSTRALIA, WE GATHER THE FINEST QUATTROS FROM EACH OF THE FOUR DECADES OF PRODUCTION. OKAY, SO WE BENT THE RULES A TINY BIT...
AUDI RS Q3 Sportback
Small, fast, fun, five-pot family hauler has more than one personality
Ex-Google Self-Driving Car Project Picks Up New Investors
Google’s former autonomous vehicle project is becoming a more autonomous business by bringing it in its first investors besides its corporate parent.
Time-Tested, Fresh Look
Inside the angry farmer products super stock ford
Part 2 - Back To The Start
More tales of the colourful lives of the first lyons-built cars to carry the ‘jaguar’ title - the S.S. Jaguar 100
A look at investing in the cars you once dreamed about and hung on your bedroom walls
Old-School Meets Modern Bling
A show-ready, five-speed ’97 f-250 on ’05 Axles
OEM Quality, High RPM Insurance
Merchant automotive’s tig-welded water pump
Virus Impact: Automakers Look At Restarting China Operations
Automakers are considering whether to resume operations in China amid efforts to contain a virus outbreak, but the impact is spreading for many other companies.
Tesla Passes $100 Billion, Teeing Up Big Payout For Musk
The meteoric rise of Tesla shares that recently pushed the company’s value over $100 billion could turn into a supercharged payday for CEO Elon Musk.
Part four: Horsepower. Finally.
Weekend On The Edge 2019
As the long hot summer comes to an end, one place you’ll always find the diesel community along the northern Wasatch front of Utah and surrounding areas of Wyoming, Idaho, and Nevada is the annual Weekend on the Edge event held every September in their hometown of Ogden, UT.