The Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport is designed for corners; engineered for lateral acceleration and incomparable driving dynamics. As production reaches the halfway point, with the 30th unit recently being delivered to its new owner, Bugatti celebrates the spectrum of performance of the Chiron family that characterizes the Pur Sport as its most agile member by ‘Drifting The C’, the iconic sideline of the design DNA.
The track is set. The air is still. Overnight precipitation means the tarmac is slick, glistening in the early morning sunshine. The Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport1 lies in wait, just off center of the track, ready to execute a perfectly controlled and precise maneuver – possible only because of the Pur Sport’s combination of performance and poise. An advanced four-wheel-drive system is ready to channel the full fury of 1,500 PS and 1,600 Nm, delivered by one of the most innovative powertrains ever created: the 8.0-liter W16.
With the W16 engine fired into life, the Pur Sport launches off the line, all four tires smoking as it gathers momentum, shifting rapidly through the gearbox. Its driver turns the wheel and delicately eases the Pur Sport into a drift with a press of the throttle. As he counter-steers into the turn, tire smoke bellowing out of all four wheel arches, the character of the Chiron Pur Sport is obvious: precise, controlled and powerful. With minute inputs to both the steering wheel and the throttle, the driver completes his drift with perfection, leaving a Bugatti C-line written in a large letter on the tarmac.
Bugatti doesn’t recommend owners drift their Chiron. They want to show that it’s possible. If you do decide to drift your Chiron, I recommend you do it in a safe place, away from other cars. Also keep in mind that new tries on Bugatti cost $35,000 so this will be among the most expensive drifts you will likely ever do.