Bugatti's tribute to Louis Chiron

Louis Chiron at the 1931 French Grand Prix.
Louis Chiron at the 1931 French Grand Prix.

Completed the cycle of the Bugatti Veyron, the prestigious French brand chose the name of another legendary pilot to baptize its new super sports car. This is Louis Chiron, who, like Pierre Veyron at the time, also achieved several triumphs driving cars from the house of Molsheim in the 1930s. Louis Alexandre Chiron was born in Monte Carlo on August 3, 1899 and died in the Principality on June 22, 1979. His sports campaign began shortly after the end of the First World War. Among his most relevant triumphs are the five achieved in the French GP (1931, 1934, 1937, 1947 and 1949) and the one achieved in Monaco in 1931. Chiron also competed in Formula 1, although without much success. Between 1950 and 1958 he played 15 GP's with a third place in the 1950 Monaco GP as the best result. The name of the Monegasque is now linked to speed again through the new Bugatti hypercar, which will be equipped with a 16-horsepower W1.500 engine and which will allow it to accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h in 2,3 seconds and exceed the 300 km / h in 15 seconds.



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