Bugatti Chiron Hits Monterey for US Debut

The Bugatti Chiron has officially been unveiled in California where it will be on display during Monterey Car Week. 

Visitors can first see the car at The Quail: A Motorsports Gathering on Friday, before it heads to the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance on Sunday, where it will be on display beside the Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo Concept.

This is our first look at a U.S.-spec Chiron, though the changes are minimal. Orange indicator markers are seen in the bumper while the speedometer is now displayed in mph, topping out at 300 mph. Top speed is limited to 261 mph in the Chiron, though Bugatti will use unrestricted versions of the car to try and crack the Veyron’s production-car land speed record of 267.8 mph.

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Of course, power still comes from a quad-turbocharged 8.0-liter W16, sending 1,480 horsepower to all four wheels. The sprint to 60 mph comes in under 2.5 seconds, while 124 mph happens in just 6.5 seconds.

Only 500 Chirons will be built with more than 200 cars already sold. Bugatti says about 30 percent of the Chiron’s customers will come from the U.S., which means that roughly 150 of these cars will be sold here. Deliveries of the new Chiron will begin in the fall.

If you’re thinking about picking one up, it will cost you 2.4 million euros or about $2.7 million U.S.

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