engine W16, 7993cc, full alloy, DOHC per bank, four turbochargers, electronic fuel injection Flow 987 hp at 4200 rpm Couple 922lb ft at 2200rpm Gerabox 7-speed dual clutch automatic transmission, 4WD 0-62mph 2.5sec top speed 253mph New price £925,000 (£1,469,640)
Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+, 304mph
In August 2019, the Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ reached 304.77 mph. The £3.1 million car has yet to get European type-approval, but forgive us for this minor offense for the sake of a headline.
As a replacement for the Veyron, the Chiron had strengthened the engine’s interior and the four turbochargers were enlarged, resulting in an output of 1479 horsepower. The 300+ went even further, boosting to 1,578 horsepower, and a 9.8-inch longer rear end with a narrower wing that put it just above the triple-ton.
You know I’m going to tell you this ‘stock’ Chiron feels fast. I make three rolling starts from 30 mph, the rear wheels scramble a bit, clipping 250 mph each time before having to brake hard for corners. Objectively speaking, engaging all four turbos is so much easier than in the Veyron, with a stratospheric improvement in low-speed performance.