Last week, our photographers caught a duo of rare Bugattis on the Nurburgring. The Chiron Pur Sport and Divo were both on the famous German track and we wondered if the French brand planned to attack the circuit records. It turns out that he was there to ensure that the Chiron Pur Sport offers unprecedented dynamics and meets (and even exceeds) all customer expectations.
The supercar automaker has released an official press release confirming that Bugatti was at the Nurburgring to make the final adjustments to the suspension and handling of the Chiron Pur Sport. These are final evaluations of the chassis behavior before its control software responsible for steering, shock absorbers and ESC is locked. From this point until the start of production, explains the company, all systems are checked for full compatibility with each other.
“It is extremely important to us that the customer of Chiron Pur Sport instantly detects the much more radical approach that we take with this car in terms of driving dynamics,” explains Stefan Ellrott, director of business development. “With its unusual topography, numerous turns and the high-speed section from Döttinger Höhe, the Nordschleife is very demanding for the driver and the vehicle, so it is ideal for our new car, streamlined for agility and speed . “
Of course not everyone drives their car only on the track even if it’s a track-oriented Bugatti. Even for normal days and journeys on public roads, the French manufacturer wants to ensure that the Chiron Pur Sport is capable of practically everything.
“The customer’s impression of the car in daily use is just as important to us as it is to track racing – in this way we guarantee that the proven versatility of this member of the Chiron family is also tangible”, Jachin Schwalbe, Chassis Development Manager, adds. “The vehicle must be extremely precise and predictable, but also easy to drive in the usual Bugatti way – whether on tracks or public roads.”
Bugatti plans not to build more than 60 copies of the Chiron Pur Sport with an assembly which should start in the second half of 2020 at the factory in Molsheim, France.