Despite awe-inspiring power figures and acceleration, Bugatti claims the limited-edition model is its most versatile and drivable yet.

Volkswagen-owned hypercar manufacturer Bugatti has taken the covers of a new limited-edition model variant, known as the Chiron Super Sport.

Featuring an elongated chassis, modified engine, updated aero, lighter componentry, and reworked interior, Bugatti claims the vehicle is its most drivable and versatile yet.

“In spite of the immense power and the enormous longitudinal acceleration, the Chiron Super Sport offers a comfortable, quiet, and balanced drive,” said Michael Kodra, head driveline integration at the marque.

Power comes from an uprated variant of the existing quad-turbocharged 8.0-litre W16 petrol engine fitted to the standard Chiron, and its predecessor the Bugatti Veyron.

This sends an eye-watering 1176kW/1600Nm to all four wheels (up from 736kW in the Veyron and 1103kW in the Chiron) via a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.

Bugatti claims that is enough to launch the car from 0-200km/h in 5.8 seconds, with the 300km/h milestone arriving after 12.1 seconds. No 0-100km/h time has been quoted, however the standard Chiron – which is almost certainly slower – conquers the benchmark sprint in 2.4 seconds.

The transmission reportedly does not kick up into the seventh (and final) gear until 403km/h, at which point it drags the vehicle towards its electronically-limited top speed of 440km/h.

Inside the leather-clad cabin, polished aluminium and carbon-fibre are paired on the steering wheel, centre console, and door cards.

The Chiron Super Sport is priced from €3.2 million (AU$5.5 million) before on-road costs, with the first deliveries promised by early 2022.

However, there are no plans to build the vehicle in right-hand drive, almost certainly meaning – like all previous Bugattis launched in the 21st century – the vehicle won’t make its way Down Under.

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