What is Bugatti doing at the Nürburgring? Sure, the Chiron Pur Sport and Divo are both designed to be tame hypercars, but deliveries for the ultra-rare models are slated to begin later this year. Could Bugatti still contend with performance, or could this be a prelude to a Nordschleife record attempt?
Two YouTube videos from Automobile Mike capture hypercars in action, tackling various parts of green hell. Tire cleaning is minimal, with the exception of a few difficult moments in Pur Sport, but there is certainly no doubt about the deep and demonic bellows of the 1500 horsepower W16 engine, pushing cars forward with all the aggressive thrust that four turbochargers can deliver. The cars are certainly aggressively tested to say the least.
The video above shows the Chiron Pur Sport, with the video below focusing on the Divo. In the two clips we can see what appear to be looms connected to the engine. It’s harder to see on Pur Sport, but the Divo spy video chases you after the car leaves the track. For almost two minutes, we follow the car as it travels the streets near the track until it turns into a secure garage, where we see individuals waiting for its arrival.
The Divo is technically a Chiron with a fresh body, although it is designed to emphasize handling rather than speed. As such, the Divo is only capable of reaching 236 mph (380 km / h) flat. The Chiron Pur Sport takes the Divo’s prowess even further with more downforce, a stiffer suspension, an optimized automatic transmission with narrower gear ratios and a 110-pound weight reduction. Its top speed is even lower at 218 mph.
Only 100 cars total will be built – 60 Divos and 40 Pur Sports – with customer deliveries expected later this year. If Bugatti does not refine the cars before these deliveries, then we may see an attempt to record the Ring for the fast lap of the production car at some point in the near future. He will have to beat a very impressive time of 6 minutes 44.97 seconds, set in July 2018 by the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ.