Bugatti recently delivered the final unit of the Chiron Super Sport 300+. Built as a tribute to the record-breaking 304.773 mph top speed, this model had a very limited production run of only 30 models. Breaking records in terms of straight-line performance, the last Chiron Super Sport 300+ example was given an exposed carbon fiber body and Jet Orange accents.
In 2019, the world immediately took notice when Bugatti Pilote Officiel Andy Wallace completely annihilated the 300 mph barrier, accomplishing what no other production car has ever done before. It earned him a spot in history, and it has now become the new goal to beat. After the breaking the record for production cars, Bugatti also celebrated their 110th anniversary wherein they announced their commitment to build 30 examples of the record-breaking car. Recently, Bugatti was able to deliver the last of the 30 units to its owner.
President of Bugatti Automobiles Christophe Piochon shared, “In the long history of Bugatti, there are vehicles that come to define their era. The Type 35 transformed motor racing, the Type 41 Royale redefined opulence, the Type 57 SC set new standards for design, and now there is the Chiron Super Sport 300+, hitting speeds that were long thought to be impossible in a production car. Its achievements have secured it legendary status in the Bugatti history books, and we’re delighted to have seen all 30 examples of the Chiron Super Sport 300+ delivered to some of our most passionate customers.”
For Bugatti to reach the unprecedented top speed of 304.773 mph or 490.484 kph, the Chiron Super Sport 300+ had to push the boundaries of standards set by the Bugatti Chiron in terms of power and aerodynamics. They created a re-engineered version of the legendary 8.0-liter W16 engine that gives a power output of 1,600 PS, which is 100 PS higher than the Chiron. The world-class engineers at Bugatti were also able to develop a new thermal management system that was used for the hyper sports car’s engine and gearbox. Refinements in the software also allowed it to control the engine, gearbox, powertrain, and turbochargers.
Without stability, power is useless especially at speeds that has never before been reached by a production car. The Chiron Super Sport 300+ has been faithful to the classic design of the Chiron, though the former also features a ‘longtail’ which made it longer by around 25 cm. With the added length of the longtail, the laminar flow of air takes longer to pass over the body, allowing the aerodynamics of the Chiron Super Sport 300+ to be reduced by more than 40%. Air corners on the front corners of the hyper sports car leads excess air pressure towards the sides. At the same time, the air outlets at the wheel arches and behind the front wheels also leads excess pressure from each wheel arch producing a small amount of negative lift which also reduces drag.
Bugatti was quite liberal in using exposed carbon fiber on the Chiron Super Sport 300+. They used it so extensively that it was even used for the car’s engine cover and even the windscreen wiper. The use of the lightweight materials also greatly contributed to the weight-saving efforts that Bugatti has prioritized to improve the performance of the Chiron Super Sport 300+.
The Bugatti ‘Macaron’ logo was made out of genuine silver and black enamel, one of the many subtle design features that greatly add to the exclusivity and rarity of the model. For the example, they used the extremely light but extremely strong magnesium alloy wheels that was given a bespoke ‘Nocturne’ color finish.
Bugatti has now finished delivering all 30 units of the Chiron Super Sport 300+. Each unit is not just the fastest and most technically advanced cars in the world, the owners are actually taking home a unique and important part of automotive history.
Title: Bugatti Delivers Last Chiron Super Sport 300+
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Published Date: Mon, 25 Jul 2022 15:54:12 +0000
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2024 Honda XR650L Dual Sport Preview
American Honda maintains its venerable XR650L into 2024, with no notable changes to the stalwart platform. It will remain priced at $6,999 and will only be available in the white color scheme shown below.
“A motorcycle of legendary status, the XR650L continues to stand the test of time, thanks in part to its simple, no-frills design and relentless dependability,” American Honda says in its official press release. “Backed by an incredible record of success in Baja, this dual-sport icon has amassed a loyal following of enthusiasts around the globe since its introduction in 1993.
The 2024 Honda XR650L will remain priced at $6,999. (Honda/)
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As is evident by the longevity of other dual sport motorcycles, like the KLR650 and DR650S, big single-cylinder machines continue to have appeal. The XR650L is no exception in this case, but it does now stand as one of the most simple of the bunch mechanically, now that Kawasaki has finally given in to fuel injection.
The 644cc mill is air-cooled, features a 42.5 diaphragm-type CV carburetor, and puts power to the ground by way of a five-speed transmission. The bike is ready for some hard time off-road too thanks to the sealed battery, dry-sump design, black spoked rims, and long-travel suspension.
The suspension is actually one area where the XR650L shines among its closest competitors, offering effective Showa kit front and rear. The long-travel, air-adjustable fork has 16-position compression damping and gives riders up to 11.6 inches of travel. The Showa shock comes with spring-preload, 20-position compression, and 20-position rebound-damping adjustability and 11 inches of travel. These specs outshine those of both the Kawi and Suzuki.
Its price tag is also one of the most competitive of the small group of largely-untouched-so-are-now-retro-cool dual sports, beating out the Suzuki and pricing just $100 above the standard trim and S-level KLRs.
2024 Honda XR650L Dual Sport Technical Specifications and Price
Price:$6,999Engine:644cc, SOHC, air-cooled single; 4-valveBore x Stroke:100.0 x 82.0mmCompression Ratio:8.3:1Fuel Delivery:42.5mm diaphragm-type CV carburetorClutch:Wet, multiplate slipper/assistTransmission/Final Drive:5-speed/chainFrame:Semi-double cradle steelFront Suspension:43mm air-adjustable axle Showa cartridge fork, compression damping adjustable; 11.6 in. travelRear Suspension:Pro-Link Showa shock, spring-preload, compression and rebound damping adjustable; 11.0 in. travelFront Brake:2-piston caliper, 256mm discRear Brake:220mm discWheels, Front/Rear:Spoked rims; 21 in. / 18 in.Tires, Front/Rear:21×3.00 / 18×4.60Rake/Trail:27.0°/4.0 in.Wheelbase:57.3 in.Seat Height:37.0 in.Fuel Capacity:2.8 gal.Claimed Curb Weight:346 lb.Available:March 2024Contact:powersports.honda.com
By: Byron Wilson
Title: 2024 Honda XR650L Dual Sport Preview
Sourced From: www.motorcyclistonline.com/news/honda-xr650l-dual-sport-preview/
Published Date: Mon, 04 Mar 2024 11:00:01 +0000
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Speed Read: A razor-sharp BMW R1300GS from Switzerland and more
The Swiss maestros at VTR Customs deliver the first custom BMW R1300GS that we’ve seen, while Radical Speedshop builds a bespoke Moto Guzzi café racer like no other. We also look at a tidy Yamaha XT500 restomod and a stunning 1949 Triumph Speed Twin bobber.
BMW R1300GS by VTR Customs When BMW announced its new flagship adventure motorcycle, the BMW R1300GS, we knew it was only a matter of time before we saw it customized. Thanks to Switzerland’s VTR Customs, we didn’t have to wait too long.
Big adventure-style bikes with go-fast bits are all the rage right now. Machines like the Ducati Multistrada V4 RS and BMS M1000XR are primed for riders who want adventure bike ergonomics in a performance-orientated road-going package. This is probably what inspired the mad scientists at VTR Customs.
By: Ben Pilatti
Title: Speed Read: A razor-sharp BMW R1300GS from Switzerland and more
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/custom-motorcycle-news-march-3-2024
Published Date: Sun, 03 Mar 2024 19:12:35 +0000
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Audi Tops the Luxury Car Safety Charts in 2023
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Safety is becoming more important to luxury car buyers. Wealthy individuals want vehicles that will protect themselves and their passengers.
However, it isn’t always clear which brand offers the best safety profile. Now, though, figures from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reveal a winner – the German automaker Audi.
The NHTSA looked at the rate of crashes per 1,000 drivers and found that Audi had a crash rate of just 0.54, putting it below tech leader Mercedes at 0.55 and far from Subaru which was up at 0.75.
The question on many people’s lips is why Audi is so safe. After all, Mercedes is the manufacturer that tends to bring the latest safety technology to market first.
The main reason appears to be the brand’s heavy investment in safety technology in recent years. The company conducts significant research and development in-house, allowing it to bring technologies to market at a lower price point than its rivals. Drivers benefit from comprehensive safety features across the range instead of solely on high-end models.
re Advanced Safety Features Necessary?
Previously, skeptics scoffed at the value of advanced car safety features, calling them gimmicky. However, the evidence suggests that it is effective, especially in recent years. Advanced driver assistance systems are finally coming of age and having a noticeable impact on the number of insurance claims. Data from LexisNexis Risk Solutions suggests that bodily injury claims are 27 percent lower with these systems, and property damage claims are 19 percent lower.
These statistics are good news for drivers. It means that they can expect statistically different outcomes driving Audi vehicles than conventional cars. It represents a genuine upgrade.
Car accident attorney Adam S. Kutcher is at the forefront of the consequences of vehicle collisions. The lawyer has tremendous knowledge of how vehicle accidents can cause harm.
“The people that come to us are real people who are often going through the most challenging time in their life,” he says. “People worry about who will pay their medical bills and lost wages, even if insurers agree to pay to replace vehicles. That’s why this new technology is so exciting for everyone who practices in this area. We don’t want to see people getting hurt. Instead, we want to make sure everyone stays safe and that as many people avoid this harrowing experience as possible.”
Currently, tort law is helpful to victims of car accidents through additional provisions in the legal code. But the reality is that many people never recover from their injuries and can’t go back to work, regardless of the medical care they receive.
“We can sometimes get big rewards for people seriously injured in car accidents, but financial compensation is only ever partial,” says Kutcher. “Money can’t fix a disability or even a tragic death in the family for an auto accident. That’s why car manufacturers are stepping up to the plate and investing in this technology.”
The Components Of Advanced Driver Safety Systems
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Advanced driver safety systems refer to a plethora of technologies car manufacturers are including in their vehicles thanks to advances in software and chip technology.
Automatic emergency braking is one of the most coveted features. Vehicles can now brake independently of drivers if they believe a crash is imminent, preventing rear-end shunts and jackknifes at interchanges.
Manufacturers have gradually increased the range of situations in which this technology will activate over recent years. Previously, it was solely to stop drivers from bumping into the car ahead, but now cameras can detect cross-traffic, even when reversing, and
By: Wilson Lim
Title: Audi Tops the Luxury Car Safety Charts in 2023
Sourced From: www.luxuo.com/cars/automobile/audi-tops-the-luxury-car-safety-charts-in-2023.html
Published Date: Mon, 30 Oct 2023 07:56:16 +0000
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