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Discussion in 'Bugatti' started by Aerolithe57, Nov 14, 2014.

  1. BJK

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  3. Scuderia CC

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    MAGNIFIQUE !!
     
  4. roma1280

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    I drove both those cars thanks to the amazing team at Bugatti Greenwich. Really fabulous. I found the sport with the longer (regular) gearing but stiffer suspension a little bit of a compromise. If you really want a stiffer and better handling ride, I think the pur sport with the shorter gearing is your car. However to me the genius of the Chiron is the amazing ride, sleek silhouette (with no permanent spoiler) and mind-bending acceleration. Is having a Chiron sport a bit like putting go-faster spoilers on your Mercedes S class? I think this goes against the whole point of the car as an intercontinental GT cruiser. If I was ordering one I would go for a “regular” Chiron. I know Bugatti is making an effort to provide their clients with differing flavors of the Chiron and I salute that, personally I’d just go for the basic one. I am considering a Chiron particularly as we enter the last 50 in production, I have this fantasy of shipping the car to Europe and motoring with the Mrs from one fabulous hotel to the next. The only issue with this plan though is the luggage space. There is literally only room for one weekend bag and no room in the cabin for anything so that’s super disappointing. If this is just a car for a blast on a Sunday morning maybe a stick Gt3 and $3m change would be a better option?
    I don’t know, I’m really conflicted now and confused by what the Chiron is, I love the car, but what is a GT car with no luggage space? So if you can’t travel with it, what is it?
     
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  6. j09333

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    A great track car. Seriously.
    I drove many ‘sports’ cars on the track and most of them does not match what chiron ‘regular’ can do as a sporty road car on the track.
    Chiron has so much richness and density of the feed back from pedal and steering that after driving one, my 812 gts felt like M2. Just felt like it had on/off feed back.

    I am so glad I made a right move. It will be a car to be remembered as what one man vision can achieve. Not many examples out there among cars. Cirtainly not a single one out there now with its own engine developed from ground up.




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  7. spirot

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    I think if you are in the Bugatti world - travel by car is a hobby vs. real actual transportation. that goes from a type 35 to a Chiron. stoage space for a trip to me seems like an oxymoron... were it me, I'd have a porter have my luggage sent to the destination in anticipation of my arrival... and the fun would be the drive to the location. you could keep a small bag for incidentals... but the rest is handled for you. same for the McLaren F-1 and Gordon Murrays cars... its not about the destination its all about the drive. the Bugatti would in my opinion be a track car that is delivered and picked up from the track... or you use around town where the track is located and then delivered back home. I don't see the Bugatti particularly fun in St. Tropez or Bandol traffic vs. on track.
     
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  8. TheMayor

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    Somehow I don't think your typical Chiron buyer is too worried about where to put his toothbrush and undies in the boot. :)
     
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  9. roma1280

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    I think I’d push back a little bit on that. If I wake up on a Saturday morning and on the spur of the moment I want to take the Mrs to the spa overnight which is a 2 hour drive away, I’m supposed to figure out a way of getting an overnight bag delivered there? Or if we want to drive from New York to the Amangiri in Utah I need to get a bag to each of our stops? Even my Huayra has space for 2 pretty large fitted overnight bags plus space for 2 suit carriers behind the seats.
    Just driving it on a track is pointless to me, sure do it once for fun, but I have a 488 challenge and the (truly awesome to drive) mazda mx5 cup car (which costs $75k) to have fun with on the track. It’s too risky to drive a $3m car on the track plus it has no roll bar, has glass windows, no proper belts etc etc. It’s not safe on the track. The thing is, I love having a use for the cars that is more than just a Sunday morning drive. I drove my 1958 Tdf from London to Maranello and it was a blast. It would be torture to have a Chiron and not be able to use it because you literally can’t get a few weekend bags in there. Not buying the whole porter taking the bags ahead thing. Its just a shame. The luggage space is literally the reason I’m not buying a Chiron. Call me crazy.
     
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  11. absent

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    Great idea but needs a complete cooperation from your wife.
    I did exactly that in 1999, Northern Italy, French Riviera tp Paris and in between, driving a Giallo 355 Spider.
    With my wife "surviving" 2 weeks with only what she could squeeze in our one carry on suitcase and a thin garment bag that we managed to force behind her seat.
    I felt guilty and she took a full advantage purchasing huge numbers of shoes, etc that were shipped by the stores back to US.
     
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  12. spirot

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    Were I in the position to be considering a Chiron - and wanted a spontaneous drive ... all, I'd pack are some meds, undies, toothbrush and wife cosmetics ... and buy what I need on the way. talk about adventure. If I knew we were going somewhere for a function etc... I'd send the bags along in advance...there are lots of services that offer butler / concierge services that do the exact things... from what I know you just point out what you want - where and when. and they take care of the rest. even to the point of arranging tailor services & private boutique shopping.... and car valet / wash fuel etc... The Ritz in Paris has this service... and a number of hotels in the ME.
     
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  13. j09333

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    Forget the bag and use trunk as a bag will give you plenty of room

    Plastic bag will do the job carrying from prking to room

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