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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.”

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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.

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By: Reggie
Title: Bugatti Delivers Last Chiron Super Sport 300+
Sourced From: sportscardigest.com/bugatti-delivers-last-chiron-super-sport-300/
Published Date: Mon, 25 Jul 2022 15:54:12 +0000

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Kids are impressionable, especially when motorcycles are involved. That magical combination of sound, smell and danger has a way of imprinting itself on young minds. But Kyle Harvey didn’t just dream of bikes as a child—he practically grew up with them.

Kyle’s trade is tool and die making, but his passion is building bikes. His father, Garth Harvey, got Kyle and his brother into bikes at a young age; as soon as they could start their old man’s vintage motorcycles, they were riding them. Living in Edenvale in South Africa’s Gauteng province, the boys also had direct access to the local Classic Motorcycle Club.

 

The folks at the CMC made quite an impression on young Kyle—and taught him everything he knows about vintage bikes. After helping numerous friends work on their bikes, he went on to open his own shop, named simply ‘The Workshop.’ Kyle has been building and restoring classic motorcycles for over a decade now.

This cheeky bobber is his latest build, and it’s immensely fascinating. The engine’s from a Triumph TR6 Trophy, the frame is from a Matchless, and the quirky handmade details on it are endless.

Custom Triumph TR6 with Matchless frame

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Title: Here comes trouble: A Triumph TR6 with a Matchless frame
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/custom-triumph-tr6-matchless-frame
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The V12 engine holds a special place in the heart of many automotive and motorsports fans. For some, it’s the sound of Formula 1 through the years, especially during the 1990s. For others, it’s engines like the 6.1 L BMW S70/2 from the McLaren F1 or the 3.9L Lamborghini V12 that powered all their cars from the Miura through to the Diablo. No matter where it lies in your heart, it is the “proper” configuration for many: 6 cylinders per bank, put into a V, and firing in an odd sequence to give it that special roar under power.

Yet, as concerns over fuel efficiency, qualms about environmental impact, and high-powered turbocharged V8 or V6 engines are the norm now, the V12 is slowly, but surely, being put to rest. In fact, the only place that V12s are still hanging on by the last threads of their engine mounting bolts are in supercars, hypercars, and a few ultra-luxury cars. Even then, many exotic brands have announced that their next cars will either be V10s or turbo V8s and V6s.

Since it appears that the swan song of the V12 is reaching a crescendo, we thought it only appropriate to celebrate the few remaining cars out there that carry them. It may be the last time we see some of these brands, many of which are known for their V12s.

The Amazing Last V12 Production Versions from the Big Brands

Ferrari 812 Superfast

Ferrari 812 Superfast

Ferrari 812 Superfast. Image via Supercars.

The writing is on the wall for the prancing horse, as the new Ferrari 296 GTB is showing the direction that Maranello is headed. Yet, unless you were invited to snag one of the limited-edition Monza SP1 or SP2 cars, there is still one car you can buy from the legendary marque that has all 12 cylinders fully intact.

The 6.5L F140 GA V12

The 6.5L F140 GA V12
The 6.5L F140 GA V12. Image Via: Wikimedia Commons.

The 6.5L F140 GA 65-degree V12 in the front of the 812 is the last road-going version of the V12 that debuted in the Ferrari Enzo. Producing a monstrous 789 HP and 530 lbs-ft of torque, it is no slouch either, as when the 812 Superfast debuted, it was the most powerful naturally aspirated production car engine ever made.

It has the typical low-rev Ferrari roar that rises into a howl as the car revs up to nearly 9,000 RPM, and will catapult the 3,845 (1,744 kg) car to 60 MPH in 2.9 seconds. As far as a curtain call is concerned, that’s a great way to bow out and focus on hybrids and turbocharged engines.

Mercedes-Maybach S680 4MATIC

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2022 Mercedes-Maybach S680 4MATIC
cedes-Maybach S680 4MATIC. Image via Supercars.

Mercedes-Benz used to be at the very top of the V12 pecking order when it came to luxury performance cars. Such classics as the S 65 AMG from the mid-2000s and the 500 TE AMG W123 Touring from the very end of the 1970s came with big V12s that sound astounding, but the biggest and baddest of the Mercedes V12s left on in a production car is the M279 E60 LA that hauled the S65 AMGs of 2014.

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Title: The Swan Song of the V12
Sourced From: sportscardigest.com/v12-swan-song/
Published Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2022 10:49:26 +0000

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In our continuing quest to source motorcycle gear that combines safety and style, we bring you our thoughts on Shoei’s new ECE 22.06-approved NXR2 helmet. Plus a stealthy riding parka from Akin Moto, and the perfect pair of urban riding gloves from Rev’It!.

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I loved the RYD for its combination of neutral styling, comfort and ventilation. The NXR2 basically feels like a premium version of the RYD; it has the same clean aesthetic, but ramps up the performance. And it’s one of the few helmets that meet with Europe’s new, and more stringent, ECE 22.06 standard.

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Title: Road Tested: Gear from Shoei, Akin Moto and Rev’It!
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