Don't miss this Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport skidding

 Don't miss this Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport skidding... and don't try it at home either

A drifting Bugatti is as spectacular as it is expensive, but the occasion deserved it. The Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport has had no problem 'destroying' the Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2R that were created specifically for it. The reason? Starring in this video, dubbed 'Drifting The C' to celebrate that its production has reached the equator: 30 of the 60 copies that will be manufactured have already been delivered to their owners.

Don't miss this Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport skidding


The video opens with the Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport warming up before moving into action. After the first few seconds, we see it pick up speed before the driver (Sven Bohnhorst, Bugatti's lead chassis and development engineer) spins the wheels and puts the throttle up to perform an impressive drift maneuver.


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Not an easy manoeuvre: smoke from all four tires means there's very little grip and that requires a precise combination of steering and throttle to do something that for most would be out of their reach and control. The slight humidity on the asphalt obviously also helped.


Bugatti's 'C':

After the mesmerizing slow-motion footage, an aerial shot reveals the result of the skid: the Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport's tires drew a 'C' on the track. Obviously, the layout was not accidental: it represents the 'C'-shaped line that can be recognized in the profile of the French brand's models. It is, along with the iconic horseshoe-shaped grill, one of its characteristic design elements.


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The Bugatti 'C' has been present on many models since the 1920s, but in the case of the Chiron it has grown in size to become a prominent feature that runs from the A-pillar to the large side intakes. Not surprisingly, the molding used to draw that side line is 2.8 meters long and is made, by the way, with a unique aluminum alloy.


Ready for the tracks:

The maneuver was carried out on a closed runway free of obstacles. The objective was also to carry out a test to show the capacity of the Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport's all-wheel drive system.


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It should be remembered that this model was presented a couple of years ago, in 2020, as the circuit-oriented variant. In its bowels it carries the famous 8.0-liter W16 with four turbochargers, which develops 1,500 horsepower and has a maximum torque of 1,600 Nm. Chassis and aerodynamic settings have been tweaked to provide better handling, more downforce and lighter weight. With these features, it is capable of going from 0 to 100 km/h in 2.3 seconds, from 0 to 200 km/h in 5.9 seconds and from 0 to 300 km/h in 11.9 seconds. Its top speed is 350 km/h.


The Molsheim production lines will soon end production of the Bugatti Chiron range: 400 of its 500 units have already been manufactured. As we await the next chapter in the brand's history, we can always enjoy the Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport drifting ... which is something you don't see often.

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