Bugatti is celebrating its 110th birthday. No, it is in no manner geriatric. As part of the celebration, the company achieved the 300 mph limit. However, they are not satisfied and within a few weeks Bugatti has offered a limited edition Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ which is the only hyper car going beyond 300 mph (480 km/h). The car actually achieved a speed of 304.773 mph (490.484 km/h). The 1,600 BHP engine of the Super Sport 300+ makes just 100 BHP more than the Chiron, that is as much additional power as a VW Vento. The car is limited to a production series of just 30 cars. It will be offered in the colour made famous by Henry Ford’s Ford Model T. Yes, the cars are offered in black because the body is made up of exposed carbon fibre which is, well, black. The extra light weight Magnesium alloy wheels are also black and the monotony is broken by the bright orange racing lines gracing the car.
“After the incredible speed record of more than 300 miles per hour, which we were the first series manufacturer to achieve, we’re now offering our customers the Super Sport 300+ – a very special edition model and the fastest Bugatti ever”, says Stephan Winkelmann, President of Bugatti. “But the Chiron Super Sport 300+ is more than just the fastest series-production sports car in the world. It is a testimony to Bugatti’s technical refinement, masterly workmanship and enormous attention to detail.”
Though the Chiron Super Sport 300+ is visually based on the Chiron, there are several changes to meet the operational requirements. The car is longer than the Chiron. The car is designed for travelling regularly at speeds beyond 420 km/h. This produces a lot of force within the structure of the car and needs the air to be channeled around. As a result, there are Air Curtains installed at the car’s front corners to guide excess pressure developing at the front air inlets towards the sides of the hyper sports car. Further there are, air outlets on the wheel arch as well as directly behind the front wheels to dissipate excess pressure from the wheel arch. This also creates a slight amount of negative lift at the front to reduce the drag. The rear end is longer to allow the laminar flow to pass over the vehicle for longer distance thus reducing the aerodynamic stall by over 40 percent. The exhaust system has also been modified to allow a diffuser in the center of the rear. This diffuser generates a sufficient amount of negative lift by itself, meaning that the wing can consequently remain retracted in Top Speed mode
The interior of the car is mainly carbon, leather and Alcantara in Beluga Black. Again, as with the exterior, the black monotony inside is broken by highlights in Jet Orange. On the carbon door sills also the exclusive lettering radiates in orange while theheadrests, the knee support in the centre console and the fine double-stitched seams are all in orange. All interior trim parts on the other hand have a black anodised finish, while the rear-view mirror and centre line are painted in Beluga Black.
The car priced at 3.5 Million Euros would be delivered to their lucky and very very rich owners from mid 2021 onwards.