Chantilly 2022 – Impressive display of Bugatti models – 4Legend.com – AudiPassion.com
The Chantilly Arts & Elegance 2022 event was marked by a show of force from the car manufacturer Bugatti. As well as showing the European premiere of the new W16 Mistral roadster, Bugatti officially revealed its latest models as well as numerous EB110s, Chirons, Type 55s and Bugatti Baby IIs.
Bugatti’s legendary history is perfect in terms of craftsmanship and elegance, but also based on exceptional engineering and outstanding performance. These core values underpin every Bugatti model, from the revolutionary Type 10 to the all-new W16 Mistral roadster, and are limited to 99 examples, all of which are preserved, and sold at a unit price of €5 million. That is why Bugatti has chosen Chantilly Arts & Elegance 2022 to present some of the best works of the Bugatti brand.
As in every edition (the last one in 2019), three car competitions dedicated to exceptional vehicles – Concours d’Élegance, Concours d’Etat and Grand Prix des Clubs – were held at the foot of the Château.
The Bugatti marque was strongly represented in the three races with the W16 Mistral as the star car, joined by an impressive parade of numerous EB110 and Type 55 examples that later made up the Baby IIs.
Throughout the weekend, Bugatti customers and enthusiasts were also welcomed at the brand’s official stand. Many exceptional cars – Chiron, Chiron Sport, Chiron Pur Sport, two Chiron Super Sports, Divo, EB110, Type 57 Gangloff, Veyron, as well as the world speed record holder Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse – some of which were loaned by customers, were exposed to it.
Six Bugatti Baby IIs also won over young and old, displayed in a variety of colors.
During Sunday’s parade, the cars paraded alongside elegantly dressed models from the biggest houses – choice of outfit and matching the featured car accounted for 25% of the total score.
For this event, Bugatti chose to collaborate with the Paris fashion house Dylan Parienty. Boundless creative, Dylan Parienty was the ideal partner to showcase the avant-garde Bugatti W16 Mistral and dress the model that will accompany it during the show. An elegant and timeless black dress embellished with yellow Swarovski crystals: a clothing choice that reflects the elegance of the W16 Mistral and the sense of freedom it inspires, hinting at its black and yellow interior design.
Another highlight of the day on Sunday: the Concours d’Etat, where many Bugatti models are also represented. The brand sponsored two classes: “Bugatti Type 55” and “Bugatti, La Renaissance”.
Four cars were in the first category, two of which were of exceptional historical importance. The one-of-a-kind Bugatti Type 55 Figoni raced at Le Mans in 1932 with legendary driver Louis Chiron and co-driver Count Guy Bouriat. Unfortunately, a stone stuck between the rear axle and the fuel tank caused a leak and deprived the car of the end of the race. However, this did not prevent him from winning several races in Europe later. Also in this class was the Jean Bugatti-designed Type 55 Roadster, one of only 15 examples built and one of the most striking in existence.
The “Bugatti, La Renaissance” class featured four variants of the iconic EB110 launched in 1991: the 1994 Bugatti EB110 GT, the 1994 Bugatti EB110 S Le Mans, the 1995 Bugatti EB110 S Sport Competizione and the Bugatti another SEB100 version. They also participate in the parade from EB110.
The Bugatti Type 55 Roadster Jean Bugatti (1932) and the Bugatti EB110 S Le Mans (1994) were both named “Class Winners”. Their owners received the awards directly from Bugatti Automobiles Sales and Marketing Director Hendrik Malinowski and Sales Manager Guy Caquelin.
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