Saudi Prince Purchases the Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo (and the Chiron)

August 4th, 2016 by Michael Leary


This is certainly interesting. For those so inclined, snagging a shiny and new Bugatti is hardly a newsworthy event. It’s a different story altogether when the one-off Vision Gran Turismo that was shown off at last year’s Frankfurt motor show is claimed, and seemingly right under everyone’s nose.

Purchased in tandem with the Chiron first shown at the Geneva Motor Show, Prince Badr bin13652928_10154248674137860_6167726371539123744_ao Saud has been identified as the buyer; getting the jump on other prospective clientele on this apparent classified auction after “submitting the most convincing bid.” While no price has been mentioned you can rest assured that the bounty was a hefty one in the millions.

Interestingly, neither car has been outfitted for extended road use, with the Chiron being a pre-production model, and the Vision GT car being an out-and-out concept specifically designed to celebrate the French super sports car marque in Gran Turismo. While both are fitted with a functioning 8.0-liter W16 powerplant, they’re unlikely to become daily drivers and would instead be primarily used as show pieces.

For the rest of us mere mortals, the next-best way to sample the Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo will be in GT Sport when it releases mid-November. Maybe if we’re lucky, the Chiron will be one of the many cars added to the game post-release. Then, we can all live like digital princes!

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  1. Aug. 5, 10:17am

    Aw. Wonder if he’ll be power-sliding… I mean “DRIFTING” them down a straight road anytime soon. Would be gold… or an oil well. Whatever. :P

  2. Aug. 4, 2:12pm

    And the prince as far as I can see has only crashed 1 of his cars.

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  4. Aug. 4, 1:01pm

    The only VGT’s I want to own IRL are the GTI Roadster and Supersport.

  5. Aug. 4, 12:09pm

    Sometimes i wonder how many very expensive cars are only stored in these countries by oil princes and virtually never driven or worse, let rot.

    • Aug. 4, 12:17pm

      They do drive them “The land of speed”.

    • Aug. 4, 12:27pm

      Then crash them and leave in the middle of no where

    • Aug. 4, 2:06pm

      Depends on the person, location and the cars he own. For example there’s a car collecter in Bahrain in which he owns cars from Porsche 911 GT1 to Toyota 2000GT…etc. Some cars are driven on the roads, some other cars are driven on a local circuit and then you have cars that appears in car shows or cars that just stay at the garage.

      At least based on his instagram account known as “the_collection1”.

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