American reality television personality and Forbes youngest billionaire Kylie Jenner hasn’t exactly been shy about her wealth in the past – but she finally went too far for some of her 147 million fans this time…
To help with her break-up from boyfriend of two years Travis Scott, the 22-year old splashed out $3 million on a Bugatti Chiron and then showed off the hypercar on her Instagram account. This disgusted fans who were fuming at her for spending so much on another expensive car (she already has a Lamborghini, Ferrari, Rolls-Royce and two Range Rovers…) with some suggesting the money could have been put to far better use. "How can people justify buying more cars then they possibly need when there are people out there who can’t eat," one internet commentator wrote on one of her Instagram photos of the new car. “Like I get it’s your money and you earn it but HOW do you justify not doing good with it I just don’t get it. The money you spent on this you could of fed a village for a year at LEAST.”
Jenner has since deleted the post but we are assuming she kept the mid-engine two-seater and successor to the Veyron which was developed and manufactured in Molsheim, France by the French automobile manufacturer. First shown at the Geneva Motor Show in 2016, the Chiron produces an incredible 1,500 horsepower and 1,600Nm of torque from its massive 8.0-litre quad-turbocharged W16 engine which is mated to a seven-speed automatic gearbox sending all the power to all four wheels. It can do 0-100kph in just 2.5 seconds and 0-200kph in 6.5 seconds. It has a top speed of 420kph.
That is a head-spinning amalgamation of improbable numbers, but there is more to this astonishing machine than mere top speed and raw power. For starters, the exhaust system has as many as six catalysts, while its engine coolant flows through the radiators at 800 litres per minute which is enough to fill a normal bathtub in 11 seconds! That’s not all; running at maximum revs, the W16 devours a mind-boggling 1,000 litres of air every second - about the same amount of air an average human breathes in nearly three hours!