Would You Pay $262,000 for Carbon Fiber Windscreen Wipers? Look Into the Bugatti Chiron Sport [News]

Bugatti Chiron Sport
The new, lighter Bugatti Chiron Sport. [Photo: Bugatti]

The ‘regular’ Bugatti Chiron costs $2.99 million. Now, you can get a lighter version with carbon fiber windshield wipers, for only $262,000 more!

The Bugatti Chiron is already known as one of the ultimate expressions of automotive performance. With 1,479 horsepower and 1,180 lb-ft of torque, you’re on a whole new level of performance, even against most supercars. But what if that’s not enough? Mind you, the Chiron does weigh more than two tons (4,400 pounds). Ah, but now there’s a lighter version, for the princely sum of $3.26 million. That’s a $262,000 premium on the original Chiron’s $2,998,000 asking price. Bugatti just unveiled this Chiron Superleggera at this year’s Geneva Auto Show.

The Chiron Sport, as Bugatti calls it, puts out the same amount of power from its quad-turbocharged 8.0-liter W16 engine. So what do you get for your money, if not extra power? In exchange for that extra quarter-million dollars, Bugatti’s shaved 18 kilograms – or 39.7 pounds – off the car’s weight. How did they achieve that? In addition to some lightweight wheels, they have another trick up their sleeve. Carbon fiber windshield wipers. Bugatti touts the Chiron Sport as the first production car with carbon fiber windshield wipers.

That all sounds great, but would you pay what amounts to $6,600 per pound for a Bugatti Chiron Sport? How about $131,000 per wiper? Hey, they’re 77 percent (1.4 kilograms or 3 pounds) lighter than they were before!

Digging into the real differences in the Bugatti Chiron Sport

All right, so you do get more for your money than some carbon fiber windshield wipers. You also get a wide array of color and trim options for your Chiron Sport, as you should for well north of $3 million. Bugatti also bestowed greater handling prowess upon the Chiron Sport by way of 10 percent stiffer shock absorbers and modifying the steering. However, drivers can only access these new features in the Chiron Sport’s Handling mode. Going beyond just the suspension, Bugatti’s now featured Dynamic Torque Vectoring in the Chiron Sport

Bugatti hasn’t mentioned any more details on pricing, such as options, other than to say it’s “probably the the most expensive production car on display at this year’s show”. We’d reckon they’re correct in that assumption. The car is on display in Geneva now, where the show runs from the 8th through the 18th of March.

Fun fact: the Bugatti Chiron Sport gets 6 City/ 15.5 Highway / 10.5 Combined MPG, according to Bugatti’s release. Well, if you can afford to buy a Chiron Sport…

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