If you thought you’d seen it all, watch this Bugatti go sideways.
Drifting is quite the automotive art, and the unique driving style has become increasingly popular over the years for the billows of tire smoke, impressive angles, and incredible skill to perform trickier and trickier maneuvers as the sport gets more competitive. However, drifting is often relegated to highly modified cars with weight reduction to the point of body parts being missing and wild liveries being emblazoned on the metal that’s still there. It’s a rare and bewildering sight when expensive European performance cars are willing to go sideways and put on a drifting smoke show, let alone any car on the level of the Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport.
Bugatti has produced 30 of the 60 units of the Chiron Pur Sport it has allotted, and to celebrate the halfway point, the iconic brand showed off the Chiron Pur Sport’s unique ability to send its nearly 1,600 horsepower in a much different direction than its Bugatti stablemates. The result: a four-wheel drift which, once completed, left tire marks on the asphalt that formed the stunning Bugatti C-line when viewed from above. The design feature is quite the prominent presence on the Chiron Pur Sport’s body, and it has been a Bugatti staple since early in the brand’s history with cars like the Type 50 and Type 57.
What sets apart the Chiron Pur Sport from other Bugattis is the further-distilled focus on being a driver’s car. Even more than other Bugattis and other Chiron models, the Pur Sport is designed for the twisting roads that every car enthusiast dreams of conquering. With shorter gears, reduced weight, springs that are 65% firmer at the front and 33% firmer at the rear, and an otherwise heavily-revised suspension, the Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport is the ultimate hypercar tailored for the performance driver, and now we know it goes sideways, too.