The Bugatti Chiron Engine And Gearbox in 1:4 Scale by Amalgam
The fastest, most powerful and exclusive production super sports car in Bugatti’s history at the time of its launch, the Chiron was revealed at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2016. Master-minded by Achim Anscheidt, every element of the Chiron was designed to be a combination of reminiscence to its history, taking its name from Bugatti racing legend Louis Chiron, and the most innovative technology. The result was a unique creation of enduring value, and breath-taking automotive accomplishment. Its sophisticated design, innovative technology, and iconic, performance-oriented form made it a unique masterpiece of art, shape and technique, pushing boundaries beyond imagination. The Chiron was an attempt to create something very different from contemporary engine manufacturers, such as Ferrari and McLaren with their leanings towards hybrid technology.
To reach its unprecedented levels of performance, the Chiron effortlessly merged its captivating beauty with sleek, muscular efficiency, creating a spectacular reinterpretation of the Bugatti design DNA. At the heart of the Chiron was its quad-turbocharged eight litre W16 engine. This unique masterpiece generated an incredible 1,578 hp and 1,600 Nm of torque, with four high-performing turbochargers worked in a two-stage controlled configuration. A remarkable 60,000 litres of air were pumped through the engine every minute whilst, simultaneously, 800 litres of water per minute circulated through the its core, guaranteeing the cooling of the engine to generate the extraordinary power. A new titanium exhaust system with reduced gas back pressure and lightweight materials, such as carbon fibre, maximised power and performance. The intelligent air intake management significantly improved aerodynamics and enhanced the cooling efficiency for engine and brakes., whilst the distinctive quad LED headlights also served as air intakes to the front brakes.
The Chiron could power from a standstill to 62mph (100 km/h) in 2.4 seconds, make 124 mph (200 km/h) in 6.1 seconds, reach 186mph (300 km/h) in 13.1 seconds and achieve 248.5 mph (400 km/h) in 32.6 seconds. It also broke the 0–249–0 mph (0–400–0 km/h) record time, completing it in a ridiculous 41.96 seconds in a span of 2 miles (3.2 kilometres). The Chiron also staggeringly became the first production vehicle to break the 300mph barrier when a pre-production Chiron Super Sport 300+ prototype was driven at 304.77 mph (490.48 km/h) at Volkswagen's test facility in Ehra-Lessien.
The first engine model Amalgam has made since the early 2000s, this very highly detailed and meticulously finished example of the Chiron’s immense W16 engine echoes the same large 1:4 scale model previously made of the Ferrari 049 engine that powered the F1-2000. Measuring in at 44cm (18in) long and 22cm (9in) high, each individual material in the engine has been carefully and artfully reproduced at scale using special finishes as befits the Bugatti Chiron design. The accurate replication of the actual engine has relied heavily on Amalgam’s close relationship with the Bugatti design team. With some 1,040 individual parts, this 1:4 replica shows every visible detail of the engine right down to the numerous parts labels and barcodes.
The Bugatti Chiron Engine and Gearbox is limited to only 99 editions.