We’d never really considered the Bugatti Chiron to be anything other than a pretty special car. However, it turns out that it’s not quite special enough for Molsheim, which has announced another special edition of the world’s fastest production car (with qualifiers).
We all like to mark big achievements, and car manufacturers are no different. Bugatti is already making a celebratory model for its 110th anniversary, in the shape of the Chiron Sport 110 Ans and Centodieci versions, but it has something else to shout about this year too.
Bugatti has become the first car manufacturer to build a 300mph road car from the factory. Like the Veyron before it, the Chiron has become the first standard, road-legal car to smash clean through what was previously thought an impossible landmark figure.
Good news for would-be hypercar owners: there’s now a much more affordable version of Bugatti’s 1500hp Chiron. It features a more down-to-earth power output of precisely zero ponies, and you’ll have to build it yourself.
Earlier this week we reported Saudi Prince Badr bin Saud got the jump on other private bidders, purchasing both the one-off Bugatti Vision GT seen above, and pre-production Chiron. Before the prince can take delivery, both cars are currently scheduled to appear side-by-side at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance later this month.
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.
As the automotive world prepares for one of the biggest events on the calendar – the Geneva Motor Show, opening to the public this Thursday – Bugatti has taken an early lead in buzz by unveiling the dramatic new Chiron.