Bugatti’s innovative Chiron derivative is furnished with a set of metal 3D printed exhaust finishers produced by service supplier APWORKS.
This hyper sports vehicle became the first to break the 3 mile-per-hour barrier this summer in Germany. Two of the exhaust finishers have been additively produced in Titanium. The manufacturer, APWORKS exhibited the metal 3D printed parts on its Formnext station last week.
French luxury auto brand Bugatti is a famous adopter of metal additive manufacturing technology. Its partnership with SLM Solutions is well recorded and turned to the technology on again since it aims to surpass the 300mph label with its Chiron acquired hyper sports vehicle. The exhaust finishers make a section of the vehicle transformed longer dock part. They were intended to force exhaust discharges away from the back of the vehicle. This is so as to lessen commotion and improve steering action at high pace.
The raised design freedom allowed by additive manufacturing enabled Bugatti and APWORKS to optimize the parts. This helped to lessen the mass of sections and also assisted to raise the acceleration and aerodynamics of the vehicle.
Printing the parts in titanium also made sure the sections were sturdy, resistant to high temperatures, and lightweight.
Bugatti placed LeMans winner Andy Wallace and test driver to handle the world record attempt on August 2nd. This was on the Ehra Lessien test track in Lower Saxony. According to reports, Wallace attained the best speed of 490.484km/h (304.773 mph) setting a new TUV-approved pace record.
“Congratulations to Bugatti on the world record. We from APWORKS are proud to be part of this amazing project, having produced the innovative exhaust finishers,” Managing Director of APWORKS, Joachim Zettler, commented.
“The pair of finishers impress by the combination of lightweight, high-performance material and optimized emission flow. A functional styling that exceeds limits and enables incredible performance.” He said.
“Bugatti has once again show what it’s capable of,” adds the President of Bugatti, Stephan Winkelmann. “With this new record of the Chiron, we enter again unchartered territory. Never before has a series manufacturer reached this high speed. Our goal was to be the first manufacturer to reach the magic 300 mile-per-hour mark. We have now achieved this, making ourselves very proud.” He said.