Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport is lighter, sportier and able to drift

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The latest Chiron variant is limited to only 60 units at $3.3 million a pop.
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If Bugatti's latest creation just looks like a Chiron with a bodykit to you, well, that's because it basically is. The Chiron Pur Sport has been designed to be sharper and more engaging to drive on twisty roads, and if that also sounds familiar to you, well, that's because it kinda is. In 2018 Bugatti unveiled the Divo, which was based on the Chiron and was also focused on being better to drive when the going gets corner-y.

So why also create the Pur Sport? Well, for one, the Divo carried a $6 million price tag and it sold out before it was even unveiled. Bugatti president Stephen Winkelmann says customers wanted a car that "is geared even more towards agility and dynamic cornering," saying the Pur Sport "yearns for country roads with as many bends as possible." I'm sure it does!

Power and torque from the quad-turbo 8.0-liter W16 engine is unchanged at 1,500 horsepower and 1,180 pound-feet of torque, but the engine redline has been increased to a max of 6,900 rpm. The Pur Sport has also been fitted with a revamped transmission (80% of it is new) with gear ratios that are 15% closer together, and Bugatti says the car will accelerate from 37 mph to 75 mph in 4.4 seconds, two seconds quicker than the standard Chiron. Top speed is down to a measly 217 mph thanks to the new gearbox and different aero package.

The Pur Sport's front end is reminiscent…
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