The $3 Million Ride: Test-Driving the Bugatti Chiron

Oddly, it isn’t the eye-drying, wrinkle-eliminating performance that ultimately impresses me most about the new Bugatti Chiron supercar—though that is on full display, goading me to squeeze off intemperate bursts on the parkways and interstates of suburban Connecticut. Rather, it’s the preternatural tranquility the vehicle offers. Despite hordes of commuters surrounding me, and the raucous …

Thanks to telemetry, Bugatti can spot problems with its cars before customers do

2017 Bugatti Chiron

If you’re one of the lucky few who own a 1,500-horsepower, $3 million Bugatti Chiron supercar, you should expect periodic calls from the automaker about tire pressure. Bugatti remotely monitors all Chirons from its factory in Molsheim, France. The automaker claims this has allowed it to, among other things, detect an under-inflated tire in an …