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Near London? Go ogle this two-tone Bugatti Chiron
‘First UK customer car’ is paying a flying visit to Bugatti’s London HQ
Bugatti is bringing a Chiron to London. It’s the first customer car to grace the British capital so far, and will spend a week in the HR Owen showroom near Berkeley Square, who will no doubt have to enlarge their budget for window-cleaning next week. There’s be a lot of hands and noses pressed up against that glass…
The flying visit marks a year since Bugatti first opened a showroom in the UK, and ought to catch the eye of London’s somewhat infamous supercar fraternity who spend the summer subjecting Kensington and Chelsea to an orgy of revvy, flame-spitting noise, and hoards of YouTubers hunting in packs on street corners. The glamour is palpable.
So, is this the most powerful vehicle to grace London streets? Well, sort of. With 1,479bhp at its disposal, the 8.0-litre, quad-turbo Chiron is obviously out in front on horsepower. It is, after all, the world’s most powerful production car. But when it comes to torque, the 1,180lb ft Bugatti gets trounced by a bona fide local. The New Routemaster – yes, the ‘Boris bus’ serves up 1845lb ft from its 4.5-litre four-cylinder turbodiesel-hybrid.
So, if you want to see the most powerful vehicle in London, pop down to HR’s Owen’s fancy digs. And if you want to ride on something even torquier, go there on the bus.