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

Automotive News 9 August 4, 2016 by

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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