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Old 2nd February 2017, 18:25   #61
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Here is DriveTribe' Jethro Bovingdon riding shotgun and discovering the new direction Bugatti has taken with the Chiron.

What numbers! What a car! And don't miss those lights.

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Here is DriveTribe' Jethro Bovingdon riding shotgun and discovering the new direction Bugatti has taken with the Chiron.
What numbers! What a car! And don't miss those lights.
What a beautifully done video. Thank you very much for uploading.

With the cars as centerpiece and the driving across those scenic roads. Makes me jealous of the lucky bloke who gets a ride in this beast.

Truly awesome car.

Did you notice in the acceleration bit at around 5:50. The key (Or is it a mobile phone placed in centre console, slides forward with nearly all gearshift like the vehicle stalls during those gearshifts.

Thank you again for sharing this video.

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Did you notice in the acceleration bit at around 5:50. The key (Or is it a mobile phone placed in centre console, slides forward with nearly all gearshift like the vehicle stalls during those gearshifts.


How can anyone miss that? Like Bovingdon said, he was literally pinned back to the seat and he just couldn't come off it.
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Default First Chiron customer cars leave the Bugatti Atelier

After a long wait. Finally.

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The Reviews have started pouring in.

Autocar



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Delightful amount of close up details in this one.

Chris Harris drives it in Top Gear tomorrow i guess from their continuous teasers.

DriveTribe left a small teaser.


So its review should also come soon.
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As expected the Drivetribe Review is up.



Barring some lens flare, by a mile, the best video to date on the Chiron.

The bare naked carbon fibre looks sinister and of the colours seen till date, this is my favourite colour of Chiron. The golden Chiron tested in Top Gear (as seen in this trailer) a close second.



Disclaimer : Yet to see the Top Gear episode, but to be Honest something's changed with Harris Monkey recently since he joined Top Gear and have a feeling i might not enjoy his review as much as this.
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Well my infatuation with the Chiron continues.

Today was spent watching this video.



I began with hating the design of the Chiron for looking overly aggressive. But with each passing day and each Video, i am starting to warm up towards this design.

If Veyron was regarded as the "Concorde Moment", i feel this is the "Blackbird Moment". Hats off to this engineering marvel.

The unpainted bare carbon fibre car seen in this video just looks mega.
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Jeremy Clarkson finally gets to ride the Chiron and has been published here in the Sunday times.

The article describes experiences over a decently large drive from St Tropez to Turin.

The article sure has exaggerated quips in his usual style. Few would be over-quoted across the internet shortly. Shared below for readers convenience.

Comparing performances with existing Hypercars.
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There is nothing made by any mainstream car maker that could hold a candle to the Chiron. A McLaren P1 doesnít even get close. Itís like comparing me as a drummer with Ginger Baker.
Mandatory joke about the Hamster.
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But itís never difficult. Oh, Iím sure Richard Hammond could roll it down a hill, but for the rest of us itís a doddle. There are no histrionics.
About the elegance in motion that the Chiron is.
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If Rolls-Royce were to make a mid-engined supercar, it would feel something like this, I suspect. Itís never hard or jarring. It doesnít pitter-patter even on cobbles. And it has a boot into which you can fit, um, a grapefruit.

Plant your foot into the carpet in first gear emerging from a hairpin, and every single one of the horsepowers youíve engaged and every single pound foot of torque is transferred with no fuss, and no wheelspin, directly into forward motion.

There are no histrionics. The exhaust system doesnít pop and bang. The engine doesnít shriek. There are no aural gimmicks at all. And everything you touch is either leather or metal. Unless itís the badge. Thatís sterling silver.
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And thatís what this car is all about. Itís not driving pleasure. Itís not aesthetics. Itís just man looking at nature, rolling up his sleeves and saying: ďDo you want some?Ē
This car doesnít challenge the laws of physics. It bludgeons them. It is an engineering marvel, because like all other engineering marvels itís an affront to God.

Itís also an affront to Friends of the Earth, Greenpeace and all the other Jeremy Corbyn enthusiasts who say itís time to put away our toys and live more responsibly.

We have to love it for that, too, and applaud Volkswagen for saying: ďNot just yet, beardy.Ē
P.S : Was not sure if this Anecdote was appropriate for a public forum. But that is how Jezza describes it and we love him for it.
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At one point on the French autoroute I became mixed up in one of those rallies where young men take their Audi R8s and their Aston DB11s and their Oakley wraparound sunglasses on a tour of chateaux and racetracks in the sunshine. They kept drawing alongside and roaring off in the hope Iíd put my foot down. So after a while I did. And even from half a mile in front, which is where I ended up after mere seconds, I could feel their p*****s shrinking in disbelief and embarrassment.
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What a car! Just one look at the speedometer marked to a maximum of 500km/hr and you know that this is something special.
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