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Geneva LIVE: Bugatti Chiron Sportby Justin King
The first production car with carbon-fiber windshield wipers will carry a $3.26 million price tag.
Bugatti has revealed the Chiron Sport, kicking off an inevitable series of special editions that push the supercar's seven-figure price tag even higher for buyers who want something more special than the base configuration.
Keeping power output unchanged (for now), the Sport instead focuses on handling refinement and a modest 40-pound weight reduction.
Engineers have developed a dynamic handling package with stiffer suspension and a new torque-vectoring system that distributes torque individually to wheels on each side, improving steering behavior and agility in tight curves.
Bugatti claims the adjustments are not superficial, reducing lap times on the Nardò test track by five seconds.
"Bugatti has developed the Chiron Sport for customers wanting an even sportier driving experience with their Chiron, with improved lateral dynamics on winding roads," the company says.
The Sport edition also stakes a unique claim as the first production car with carbon-fiber windshield wipers. From a distance, it can be distinguished by special wheels and a four-pipe exhaust deflector.
The featherweight wipers and other upgrades push the Chiron Sport starting price to $3.26 million in the US market, with deliveries expected to begin by the end of the year. The price tag will presumably continue its journey north as Bugatti releases more powerful limited-volume variants in the years to come.
Live photography by Ronan Glon.