The Bugatti Chiron is the world's most powerful production car on sale today. With an 8.0-litre quad-turbo W16 engine producing 1479bhp and 1,600Nm of torque, the Chiron can blitz the 0—100kph sprint in under 2.5 seconds and has a claimed limited top speed of 420km/h (limited for safety reasons).
However, like every other car in the world, the Chiron has to go through testing that determines its fuel economy and emission figures to get it ready for the different markets it goes on sale in, and one such bout of testing has revealed the mighty Bugatti's mileage.
The US Environmental Protection Agency finally released the Chiron's mileage figures as per the Agency's testing criteria. The Chiron returned a combined mileage figure of 11 miles to the gallon (mpg) which translates to 4.67kpl averaging 9mpg (3.82kpl) in the city and 14mpg (5.95kpl) on the highway.
The Chiron is fitted with a 100-litre fuel tank, which at its limited top speed of 420kph empties out in just 9 minutes. The fact that the Chiron prefers high Octane fuel (98-octane)should make it the darling of all the fuel stations in its vicinity.
Despite its rather rubbish fuel economy figures, the Chiron is actually more economical than its predecessor, the Bugatti Veyron, which returns 10mpg (4.25kpl).
The fact that Bugatti Chiron is less of fuel muncher isn't going to bother Chiron owners much considering the fact that French hypercar manufacturer claims the average Bugatti customer has about 84 cars, 3 jets, and 1 yacht. With collections like that, most Chirons will end up as low-mileage museum pieces only taken out for special occasions, which is a real shame.