Representing a new league of hypercar performance, the Bugatti Chiron Sport recently made its entrance into the Malaysian realm of exotic cars. Presented by Wearnes Automotive, the official Bugatti dealer partner in Malaysia, prospective customers are able to get up close with the 1,500 PS super sports car’s more sporting evolution through two days of exclusive private previews. Having been an official Bugatti dealer since 2006, Wearnes Automotive undertakes Bugatti Automobiles’ sales, after-sales and marketing activities in Southeast Asia through its Singapore office.
Mr. Stephan Winkelmann, President of Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S said, “There are a lot of super car enthusiasts in Malaysia who appreciate technological masterpieces of supreme quality and luxury. So we are pleased to present the Chiron Sport to them. Since its world premiere earlier this year the Chiron Sport has seen tremendous success with our customers worldwide.”
Mr. Pang Cheong Yan, Managing Director of the Prestige Division of Wearnes Automotive added, “We are proud to represent Bugatti in Malaysia. Customers here have been eagerly anticipating the arrival of this ultimate super sports car and we are thrilled that the Bugatti Chiron Sport has finally made its way to Malaysia. We are delighted to bring the brand closer to customers in Malaysia with this presentation and look forward to meeting them.”
First introduced at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show, the Chiron Sport visited Singapore last weekend before gracing our shores with its presence. In line with its more sporting remit, the Sport’s visual and technical distinctions come in the form of lightweight components comprising new lightweight wheels and the use of carbon fiber in its stabilizers, intercooler cover, and even the newly developed windscreen wipers with 3D-printed aluminium tips in a production car first. Along with the lighter rear window glass and lightened exhaust deflector with four round tailpipes in place of the standard Chiron’s more angular design, these measures have brought the Chiron Sport’s kerb weight down by 18kg to 1,978kg.
Beneath the skin, a new dynamic handling package imbues the Chiron Sport with a more direct and sporting driving experience. Activated only in Handling mode, a revised damper control strategy sees the shock absorbers react 10% more stiffly than the standard Chiron’s on average for better control. An optimized rear differential setting now includes Dynamic Torque Vectoring functionality that individually distributes torque to each wheel in all driving modes, giving the Chiron Sport increased agility and better steering behaviour especially on tighter and more curving roads.
Owners of the Chiron Sport will enjoy a sportier ambiance from the driver’s seat thanks to black anodized switchgear including the starter button and drive mode controller, along with Alcantara upholstery and ‘Chiron Sport’ stitching for the leather. On this particular example, the stitching, safety belts, the back of the rear-view mirror and central console stowage compartment lining have been distinctly yet tastefully accented in Italian Red, well complementing its exterior specification of visible grey carbon fiber with Italian Red paint on its front bodywork. As with all Bugattis, each car’s final specification will be very much dictated by its buyer’s personal taste; for individuals desiring a Chiron Sport in a more distinct specification, the Bugatti team stands ready to facilitate their unique tailoring requirements.
Power and straight line performance remain the same as the standard Chiron: with the 8 liter quad-turbocharged W16 engine sending 1,479bhp (1500PS) and 1,600Nm (1,180 ib-ft) to all four wheels through the 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, it reels off 0-100km/h in under 2.5 seconds, 0-200km/h in under 6.5 seconds and a maximum speed currently limited to 420km/h (261mph). For the Bugatti Chiron Sport, the price of entry for all this impressive engineering and remarkable attention to detail starts from 2.65 million Euros (around RM 12.58 million).