The official figure says the Chiron is able to do 420km/h, or 261mph, but that’s misleading because it is both electronically limited and slower than the old Bugatti Veyron Super Sport was when that became the world’s fastest production car at 267.8mph. That had a mere 1183bhp. The new Chiron has 1479bhp to be getting on with. So it ought to go rather faster than the Veyron.
The base price for a Chiron is $2 million without taxes which when converted to INR is around 13.3 crore rupees. With taxes and import duty, expect the Chiron to touch 30 crores. And then there is maintenance which can vary between 1 and 3 crores every year. And that’s not it. The roads in India are bad and it would be a big headache for you to navigate the car over potholes and uneven speedbreakers.
The Veyron’s EPA-certified fuel economy is 2 kmpl city, 4.6 kmpl mpg highway. At top speed, it achieves three miles per gallon, or 1.4 gallons per minute.
The company says because of the tyres it it is not able to increase the speed limiter of this machine. Guess how much the tyres cost. The Veyron uses special Michelin PAX tires found on no other car. They were designed specifically for the Bugatti’s capabilities and can only be removed from the wheels in France, a process that costs 45,44,015 rs. The tires themselves cost 11,03,546 rs.
At 250 mph, the Veyron’s tires will last fifteen minutes. Its 26.4-gallon fuel tank goes dry in twelve.