The ‘300-MPH Barrier’ was broken for the first time by Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ three years ago in August 2019. This magnificent vehicle clocked at a speed of 304.773 mph. Hence it is considered the fastest automobile edition to be produced globally. To achieve the unique feat of breaking a speed barrier and top it at 440 km/h depends on many factors. To give you a ‘Sneak-Peak’ about the modifications made in Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ that makes it a ‘Speed’ wagon to remember, MWTV presents this article.
Aerodynamics of the Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ at its optimized best:
An automobile generating a top speed of 440 km/h like Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ requires a powerful engine a very low resistance. And therefore, Bugatti designers, in collaboration with engineers, have worked on the SuperSport 300+ model for months to find for it maximum aero-balance. In doing so, brand Bugatti also developed a very low drag coefficient and maximum downforce within this ‘Speed Barrier Breaking’ vehicle.
Induction of new air curtains in the Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+:
To minimize the turbulence on the sides of the Chiron Super Sport 300+ car, the team of Bugatti integrated the newly developed air curtains. In the front end, this curtain is located looking similar to wings. In terms of function, it serves as a guide to let air flow around corners optimally. It enables lowering of pressure and resistance. At the same time, air curtains ensure that the airflow follows the body contours to stabilize the vehicle. Thereby making this automobile ideal for fast driving shaped by the ‘Need for Speed’.
A solid Exhaust System of Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+:
A Titanium 3D Process is used to create the exhaust of the Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+, a very thin double-wall structure, some of it as thin as 0.4 millimetres. It possesses a lattice shape that provides sufficient space for airflow channels. Cold air also surrounds the exhaust components that exit through tall pipe bezels. It helps cool down the exhaust gas flow, reaching temperatures as high as 850 degrees Celsius. And thereby preventing hot exhaust fumes from interfering with the automobile’s tail section.
The Construction Engineer at Bugatti says that even at full power and top speed, the exhaust gas system does not influence any other components in any negative way.
A powerful Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ engine:
With the motivation to generate a top speed of 440 km/h, Bugatti introduced the 8.0-litre W16-engine in the Chiron Super Sport 300+ model. This engine can generate an additional 300 rpm and a higher power plateau at 7,100 pm. To achieve this, designers at Bugatti also modified many components. These included pistons, control spring, and oil pump, which supplies more lubricant at high pressure to a wide range of engine parts.
Special Tires that drive Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ at top speed:
The new Pilot-Sport-Cup-2 tires from Michelin used in Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ is perfectly optimized for the generation of top speed. It is made using a new technology that uses reinforced layers to withstand large forces. This tire was, in fact, initially manufactured for fighter jets. The size of the front tires and rear tires of the Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ is 285/30 R20 ZR and 355/25 R21 ZR.
Moreover, the unique selling point or USP of these tires is that it is designed to provide excellent longitudinal dynamics, which is what Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ as a vehicle represents.
The new year 2022 has begun. Therefore, the Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ model made using a few modifications to deliver speed perfection is sold to the public at a net price of 3.2 million Euros.