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Chiron could go fastest, but probably won't - Bugatti boss

Bugatti has held the bragging rights of producing the world's fastest production car for most of the 21st century, but new CEO, Stefan Winkelmann, says he doesn't see the speed record as being integral to the future of the brand...

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Bugatti wants to do second model, most likely an SUV
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Bugatti wants to do second model, most likely an SUV

Stephan Winkelmann has a record of moving luxury brands in new directions – the Lamborghini Urus was his brainchild – but also getting things done quickly. He only started as Bugatti CEO in January this year, but the limited-to-40 Divo was formally unveiled just eight months later at Pebble Beach...


Full-scale Lego Bugatti Chiron can actually be driven
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Full-scale Lego Bugatti Chiron can actually be driven

The Bugatti Chiron has joined the all-electric crowd, although not quite in the mind-meltingly-fast way we've come to expect from a modern Bugatti. The full-size Lego Chiron consists over a million Lego Technic pieces, all of which were snapped into place, with no glue required during assembly. And you thought the 400 piece car you gave your nephew for Christmas was tricky...


Around the Tracks: Bugatti Chiron, F1 crashes and rally highlights
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Around the Tracks: Bugatti Chiron, F1 crashes and rally highlights

When we’re not creating it ourselves, the CarAdvice team spends a lot of time finding and consuming motoring content from all over the world. Here’s a handful of the articles, videos and social media posts that most caught our eye last week. Some of them are brand-new, others have been online for a while. Enjoy them – just not too much, okay?


Bugatti Divo silhouette teased
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Bugatti Divo silhouette teased

Bugatti has offered a final peek at the upcoming Divo, giving us a glimpse at the hypercar's silhouette before its reveal at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance later this week From what we can see, the Divo will have its own uniquely-styled body, even though it will be based on the platform and running gear of the Chiron...


2019 Bugatti Divo teased again
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2019 Bugatti Divo teased again

Bugatti has given us another peek at the hotted-up, Chiron-based Divo ahead of its full reveal at Monterey Car Week in California. The new Divo, which will be fully revealed on August 24, will be lighter and more handling-focused than the Chiron, with more downforce for "significantly better handling properties" and more g-forces at full noise...


CarAdvice podcast 113: Paul Maric talks Ranger Raptor!
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CarAdvice podcast 113: Paul Maric talks Ranger Raptor!

Joining Mandy Turner this week are Kez Casey and James Wong. In car news, former FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne has passed away, the Bugatti Chiron has been recalled for an airbag fix, and Vikram Pawah has been announced as the new BMW Group Australia CEO. Also, the 2019 Audi Q3 and Mercedes-Benz A-Class sedan have been revealed...


Bugatti Chiron gains 'Sky View' option
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Bugatti Chiron gains 'Sky View' option

Bugatti has added a new Sky View option to the Chiron, letting a bit of extra light into the lives of its pampered customers. The option, which is available to order now, consists of two laminated glass panels over the front seats. Measuring 65cm long and 44cm wide, the panels are fixed presumably because sunroofs at 400km/h seem like a recipe for disaster...


Bugatti Chiron recalled for airbag fix
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Bugatti Chiron recalled for airbag fix

It appears even the ultra-rich are affected by manufacturing defects... The Bugatti Chiron has been recalled for faulty side airbag inflators, and you'll be interested to know how the marque plans to conduct the repairs. According to the NHTSA's Safety Recall Report, just two examples of the quad-turbo hypercar have been recalled, both based on the US, due to improperly-installed heat shields for the side airbags...


Bugatti Divo: New hypercar is 'made for corners'
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Bugatti Divo: New hypercar is 'made for corners'

Bugatti has officially confirmed the new, limited-run Divo, and will debut at the Concours d’Elegance in Monterey, California, on August 24, US time. Bugatti claims the Divo will be lighter and more agile than the Chiron, with more downforce for "greater g-forces" and "significantly better handling properties". Remember, the base car is no slouch...


Bugatti Chiron v Bugatti Veyron – video
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Bugatti Chiron v Bugatti Veyron – video

They're two of the most exotic and exclusive cars in the world, and they're both from the same manufacturer – is an introduction really necessary? In a new video posted by Turnpike Racing League, we finally get to find out whether the Bugatti Chiron or Bugatti Veyron would win in a drag race...


Bugatti Chiron gets the Lego treatment
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Bugatti Chiron gets the Lego treatment

Bugatti has become the latest manufacturer to team up with Lego for a brick-by-brick recreation of its car. Made up of 3599 pieces, the 1:8 Chiron model features a number of working, mechanical elements. Measuring 14cm tall, 56cm long and 25cm wide, building the toy Chiron won't be the work of a moment...


Bugatti Chiron: 100th hypercar produced
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Bugatti Chiron: 100th hypercar produced

Bugatti has celebrated the production and delivery of its 100th Chiron, marking one fifth of the hypercar's 500-unit manufacturing run. Number 100 will be delivered to a customer from the Arabian Peninsula, finished in a matte dark blue carbon – it's the first time a matte version of this colour has been supplied – accented by Italian red side lines...


2020 Pininfarina PF0 teased
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2020 Pininfarina PF0 teased

Pininfarina has teased its upcoming pure-electric rival to the Bugatti Chiron, the PF0, in a pair of sketches on social media. Along with the images you see here, Pininfarina has gone to the trouble of revealing some preliminary performance figures, and they're eye-watering. According to the company, the car will hit 100km/h in less than 2...


Bugatti Chiron: Round-the-clock monitoring allows 'customer concierge'
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Bugatti Chiron: Round-the-clock monitoring allows 'customer concierge'

Connected cars have been 'a thing' for a while now, with live traffic updates and vehicle-to-vehicle warnings becoming prevalent, but Bugatti is taking things a step further in the Chiron. Every Chiron is constantly feeding information back to the company's headquarters in Molsheim, keeping technicians updated on vital information 24/7...


2018 Bugatti Chiron Sport revealed
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2018 Bugatti Chiron Sport revealed

If there's one thing Bugatti knows how to do, it's speed. The Veyron was fast, the Veyron Super Sport was faster and then, just when you thought there was no more 'fast' to go around, the Volkswagen Group's performance darling unveiled the Chiron. Now, the fastest Bugatti has been made faster around a circuit, thanks to a strict diet and a new Sport badge...


Bugatti unveils 3D-printed titanium brake caliper
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Bugatti unveils 3D-printed titanium brake caliper

Bugatti has unveiled the first-ever 3D-printed titanium brake caliper prototype, claiming the mantle of 'world's largest automotive brake caliper' in the process. The new caliper is reportedly the largest functional titanium component produced by a 3D printer, and was created at the Laser Zentrum Nord in Hamburg, Germany...


Bugatti delivers 70 Chirons in 2017
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Bugatti delivers 70 Chirons in 2017

Bugatti has met its production target for 2017, delivering 70 cars to customers. More than 300 of the planned 500 build slots for the Chiron have now been allocated, with 43 per cent of orders coming from Europe, 26 per cent from North America and 23 per cent from the Middle East. Asia Pacific accounts for the final 8 per cent of sales...


Koenigsegg Agera RS breaks its own 0-400-0km/h record
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Koenigsegg Agera RS breaks its own 0-400-0km/h record

Just days after setting the speed record for production cars, the Koenigsegg Agera RS has broken the 0-400-0km/h record - which, incidentally, it broke just a month ago The record run took just 33.29 seconds, nearly nine seconds faster than the the mighty Bugatti Chiron, and four seconds quicker than its previous record set in early October (37...


Koengisegg Agera RS hits 457km/h, claims new record
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Koengisegg Agera RS hits 457km/h, claims new record

The Koenigsegg Agera RS has claimed the mantle of world's fastest car, hitting 284mph (457km/h) on a closed road in Nevada. The record-breaking run comes just days after the hotly-anticipated Hennessey Venom F5 was released at SEMA, aimed at cracking 300mph (483km/h)...