2022 Bugatti ChironSuper Sport 300+
Year of manufacture2022
- Part of The Gran Turismo Collection from new, covering just 1,416 miles
- One of only 30 examples of the phenomenal Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+
- The fastest Bugatti ever made when new; built in honour of the Chiron’s 304.773 mph top-speed run
- Finished in Black Carbon and Jet Orange over a Beluga Black and Jet Orange interior
- Powered by Bugatti’s incredible 8.0-litre quad-turbocharged W-16 engine, tuned for an earth-shattering 1,578-horsepower output
- Accompanied by Bugatti owner’s manual, important “Speed Key”, and books supplied upon delivery of the car
The beating heart of the Bugatti Chiron is an engine of almost unfathomable power. The 16-cylinder, 8.0-litre, quad-turbocharged “W-16” engine—so named because of the alignment of the four banks of four cylinders each—first found fame in the Molsheim company’s ground-breaking Veyron. The earliest examples of the landmark hypercar coaxed just shy of 1,000 horsepower from the powertrain and, over time, the engine was honed for further iterations of the model. When the Chiron arrived in 2016, the heavily revised engine produced a staggering 1,500 horsepower—some 296 horsepower more than the most powerful Veyron. The Chiron Super Sport 300+ took things a step further, drawing from the phenomenal engine and advanced aerodynamics to become the fastest Bugatti ever made.
The stage was set for Bugatti to reveal its special edition Super Sport 300+ in 2019, by which point the Chiron had been in production for three years. The French marque continued to realise the performance potential of its hypercar, pushing boundaries beyond what many thought possible. Indeed, in September 2019, Bugatti announced that a near-production version of a highly tuned Chiron had broken the 300-mph barrier—a feat never before achieved by any road-going car. The prototype topped out at 304.773 mph, with Bugatti test driver and former Le Mans-winner, Andy Wallace, taking the wheel at Volkswagen’s Ehra-Lessien test track in Germany.
The legacy had been laid for the Chiron Super Sport 300+. Shortly after the world-record-setting event, Bugatti announced that this extreme version of its hypercar would soon enter production, limited to only 30 examples. “Nobody is faster,” a Bugatti press release proclaimed, as the new model was presented to selected customers gathered to celebrate the 110th anniversary of the tradition-steeped company.
With an elongated body and advanced aerodynamics honed for low drag and high-speed stability, the Super Sport 300+ was radically different from the Chirons that had come before it. Bespoke “Air Curtains” were installed around the front corners of the hypercar to reduce high-speed air pressure and guide airflow along each flank, while outlets on the wheel arches reduce drag and result in a degree of negative lift. The “Longtail” rear—which added 25 centimetres compared with a standard Chiron—aided aerodynamic flow and reduced the low-pressure zone behind the car, while a clever diffuser helped compensate for the lack of traditional rear spoiler.
The body of the limited edition hypercar is made of exposed carbon fibre to aid weight-saving, complemented by extremely lightweight wheels made from magnesium. Each of the 30 examples was finished by the Molsheim atelier in Black Carbon with Jet Orange racing stripes, with the interior—dominated by Alcantara, black carbon, and leather materials—styled in Beluga Black with complementary Jet Orange highlights.
After its 2019 reveal, the Chiron Super Sport 300+ entered a two-year testing phase, and Bugatti customers began to receive first orders towards the end of 2021. Just three years after the landmark hypercar’s record-setting run, each of the 30 limited edition examples had been sold.
The example offered for sale has been in The Gran Turismo Collection from new, ordered through the London-based approved Bugatti dealership, H.R. Owen. Correspondence from the Molsheim factory notes the original order date as December 2019, with the customer handover taking place in January 2022. The Bugatti has been enjoyed sparingly since; at the time of cataloguing, the odometer read just 1,416 miles.
In the world of collector cars, Bugatti became a watchword for total performance, quality of design, and engineering ingenuity. From the racing Type 35 to the Art Deco masterpiece that was the Atlantic, Molsheim’s cars remain among the most collectible machines ever created. The Chiron Super Sport 300+ builds on that legacy, a limited-edition beauty so technologically advanced—and with performance figures so incomprehensible—that it is almost without rival. This example offers the chance to own nothing less than a piece of history.
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