Bugatti's mind-boggling record-breaking run with a heavily modified Chiron earlier this month set our news feeds on fire with a very important milestone in the history of the automobile: a top speed of 304 miles per hour (490 km/h).
While this was a bold claim to the 'Fastest Production Car' record set by Koenigsegg at 284.55 mph (454 km/h), Bugatti's record has a deal-breaking caveat as far as the official record goes: heavily-modified does not equate to a 'production model'.
With serious changes such as a 'longtail' rear end, a roll cage, a newly developed set of Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2s and even so far as removing the passenger seat, the record-setting Chiron prototype driven by Andy Wallace wasn't exactly what you would call run of the mill as far as Chirons go.
Obviously, Bugatti and the VW group are not keen to get disqualified by such a technicality, hence the assumption that this special Chiron will eventually make production as a limited model. Our guesses would be correct it seems, as Bugatti has announced the new model based off the very Chiron that set the record: Meet the Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+.
Just like the Veyron Super Sport World Record Edition that came before it, the Super Sport 300+ will don the naked carbon fiber and orange stripes that the prototype wore on the record run. Instead of a roll cage and timing equipment, however, Bugatti has returned the passenger seat to make the interior more presentable. Should you choose to spec the Chiron SS 300+ in another shade, the folks at Molsheim will gladly change it to your preference... albeit with a hefty premium we assume.
The new Chiron will utilize the same evolved version of the quad-turbo 8.0L W16 motor found in the Centrodieci. This monstrous engine is good for about 1580 PS and will propel the Chiron SS 300+ to a 'limited' top speed of 273 mph (440 km/h). Interestingly enough, with the purchase of this special Chiron Bugatti will also grant access to the Ehra-Lessien test track where clients can stretch the top speed of the Chiron without losing their licenses.
All told, the Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ is limited to only 30 units and will retail at 3.5 million euros (Php 201 million) inclusive of access to the VW test track.