A few months ago, Bugatti unveiled the new Pur Sport which harkens back to the brand’s heritage of creating the “ultimate driving machine”.
The Pur Sport retains the same 1118kW (1500hp) quad-turbocharged W16 engine that you would find in the standard Chiron. But they’ve found an extra 200rpm to increase the rev limit to 6900rpm. Additionally, 80 per cent of the seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission has been redesigned with shorter gear ratios. All the gears have been shortened by 15 per cent to help the Pur Sport stay in its power band longer and leap off the corners quicker.
Bugatti recently tested the Pur Sport at the Bilster Berg, which has been described as a ‘mini Nurburgring’. The 4.2-kilometre circuit has 19 corners, with 44 crests and dips, as well as a change in elevation of 70 metres. Eight engineers spent three days a month at the facility in a restricted team in order to comply with the safety regulations imposed due to the pandemic.
The Pur Sport is expected to be taken to the Nurburgring later this year ahead of a production start for the second half of 2020. Only 60 examples will be made and will cost in excess of $NZ5.7million.