Rare chance: Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport will be auctioned
A look at the “window sticker” popular in the US reveals that blue brake calipers, for example, cost an extra $6200 (€5800), while EB logos on the headrests cost $3100 (€2900) and blue seat belts cost 2500 US dollars (2340 euros) were available.
Extras worth over 160,000 euros
The bottom line is that the former new price added up to 3,871,500 US dollars or the equivalent of around 3,623,000 euros – even though the really expensive options such as the visible carbon finish were not ordered. The two different shades of blue go well with the rather understated interior in black leather/Alcantara with blue accents – overall a classic spec.
Incidentally, anyone who thinks that the Pur Sport is just a Chiron with new rims and big wing is completely wrong! The changes to the Pur Sport are so extensive that it could almost pass as a completely new car. Chassis, engine, transmission and design have been extensively optimized. The press release for the Pur Sport states: “It is the most uncompromising and at the same time most agile Bugatti of modern times.”
Pur Sport is 50 kilos lighter than the Chiron
Overall, Bugatti was able to save 50 kilos of weight. Doesn’t sound like much for a car that still weighs a whopping 1980 kilos, but the cost of the savings is enormous. The extra-soft semi-slicks are brand new and specially designed for pure sport Michelin Sport Cup 2R developed. To go with this, Bugatti has readjusted the chassis set-up: the front springs are 65 percent and the rear springs 33 percent harder.
But Bugatti was still not satisfied with the weight savings, the revision of the chassis and completely new tires, and so the monumental W16 engine and the transmission were also optimized and specially adapted to the Chiron Pur Sport’s area of application. True, the nominal power remained at 1500 hp and 1600 Nm are the same on paper, but the maximum speed has been increased from 6700 rpm to 6900 rpm.
At the same time, the transmission has been reclassified and the ratio shortened by 15 percent, which means that the elasticity values are said to be 40 percent higher than those of the Chiron. In numbers, this means that the Pur Sport accelerates in sixth gear from 60 to 120 km/h almost two seconds faster than the Chiron.
The Bugatti has only 771 kilometers on the clock
It is questionable whether the first owner of this Chiron Pur Sport ever used the full power, because the speedometer shows just 479 miles, which corresponds to about 771 kilometers. However, since every Bugatti is subjected to numerous tests on the test bench and on the road before delivery and the mileage is not zeroed afterwards, most models are delivered with 300 to 600 kilometers on them. The owner should therefore not have driven his Chiron Pur Sport much.
It is therefore not surprising that the Pur Sport is in top condition. You won’t find any signs of wear or damage here, and of course the hypercar is accident-free and repaint-free. The Bugatti is in new condition. The sales price includes both the original aluminum box – which contains the car cover, a charger and license plate holder made of carbon – and the noble carbon case, which contains the spare key, a USB stick and a book.
The highest bid is already higher than the new price
The auction is still running for a few days, but the current highest bid is already 3.9 million US dollars or the equivalent of 3.65 million euros – and thus just above the original price. But there is definitely something going on before the end of the auction. That’s the price customers have to pay if they want to own an (almost) new Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport today. And: Opportunities like this don’t come along very often, as such vehicles usually change hands secretly – if at all.