Ever since the original Bugatti Veyron was launched in the mid 2000s, the French automaker has been associated with straight-line speed more than perhaps any other brand. After all, that car hit 60 mph in well under three seconds and reached a top speed of over 250 mph – and this was 15 years ago. What the Veyron didn’t do was set new benchmarks for handling or agility, and that’s where the 2021 Chiron Pur Sport comes in.
Bugatti wants to show the world that not only can it build the fastest sports car in the world, but one that is genuinely fun to go carving through a twisty mountain pass. After weeks under lockdown, the Chiron Pur Sport is now finally back on track for further fine-tuning. The testers chose Bilster Berg circuit in Teutoburg Forest, Germany, as their location, and why not? Nine right turns, 10 left turns, and nearly 50 crests and dips ensure it has a bit of everything.