The 1999 Bugatti EB 18-3 Chiron is a prototype car that was designed by Giorgetto Giuaro and was designed on a platform from the Lamborghini Diablo VT. The name of the car, Chiron, is from a famous Bugatti race driver named Louis Chiron. Being a prototype car the Chiron was the only one ever made.
The Chiron is a very aerodynamic car as it has curves from bumper to bumper and has a very low to the ground type of body. The Chiron features a rear engine and the storage trunk is in the front of the car. The Chiron is a 2-seater coupe and the interior of the Chiron is pure class as Bugatti used the finest materials like the best leather and wood. Inside the cabin of the Chiron there are two types of leather, which are Blu Pacifico (blue) and Sabbia (yellow.) The Chiron’s instrument panel is constructed of aluminum alloy. The trunk in the front of the Chiron has an individual luggage set that fits perfectly in it.
The Chiron concept car is constructed of carbon fiber, which makes the car very lightweight. The color of the paint is Blue Cote d’Azur as it gives the car a very sporty sleek look. The traction capabilities on the Chiron are excellent featuring a permanent 4-wheel drive and 20 inch wheels. The tires in the front are 265/30 and 335/30 in the rear. The Chiron has a 3 stage automatically raised rear spoiler that reduces the lift on the rear axle giving the car maximum traction. Since the Chiron is a low to the ground body design and made up of lightweight carbon fiber and aluminum it allows the for ultimate quickness off the line while still having excellent handling capabilities.
The powerful engine on the Chiron is an 18 cylinder 6.3 liter that cranks out 555 horsepower and accelerates from 0-60 in 5 seconds, hitting a maximum speed of 186 mph. The direct injection engine has a displacement of 6.3 liters, an output of power of 408 kW, and a maximum torque of 650 Newton meters. The engine in the Chiron is the same engine that was used in the EB118 and EB218 concept cars.
The steering wheel in the Chiron is a small spoke model, which is placed in front of two large dials and two smaller dials on the central tunnel, where there is a lever for the open gate coupled to a 5-speed manual gearbox. There are four valves for every cylinder in the 18 cylinder Chiron so there is a total of 72 valves. The compression ratio is 11.5:1, the bore is 3.00 inches and the stroke is 2.98 inches.
The Bugatti EB 18-3 prototype looked as good as it handled with its distinct color and classy design of the interior. The performance capabilities on this supercar are second to none as Bugatti created a classic with the Chiron that was first shown at the 1999 Frankfurt International Motor Show.