TIMELESS DESIRABILITY: BUGATTI A LA MONTEREY
The most spectacular was undoubtedly the Bugatti Type 57G Tank, the only surviving example of this model. This car won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1937 and set a number of long-standing speed records, including an average speed of 200 km/h over 24 hours. It was hidden in Bordeaux during World War II before being restored at the factory. Later, after being sold to a new owner in 1968, she underwent a complete and careful restoration.
Also at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, two unusual examples of the Bugatti Type 57, the 1934 Graber Roadster and the 1936 Graber Cabriolet, were presented in honor of the internationally renowned Swiss coachbuilder Graber. The former is a unique example of a true two-seater body on a Bugatti Type 57 chassis and is believed to be the first Type 57 by Graber. The fenders, with their particularly light and flowing lines, are accentuated by a low rear luggage rack and a subtle chrome finish.
Further down the golf course, visitors were treated to the sight of one of the finest examples of automotive design of all time, the Type 57C Atalante. Built from a Type 57 and fitted with a supercharger (hence the “C”), this two-tone Bugatti was first delivered to a collector in France before being hidden away at the start of the war. Emerging from the shadows in 1950, it was acquired by collector Paul Pittorino and continues to pass through the hands of passionate collectors.
A particularly rare example of the Bugatti Type 38 – only 54 were produced – the supercharged Type 38A was runner-up in the European Classic Early Open category. The supercharged versions of the Type 38 had a slightly longer bonnet, larger brake diameter and various other subtle improvements. Powered by a 2-liter, 8-cylinder engine and equipped with a 4-speed manual transmission, the Type 38 was the first Bugatti to feature the body of renowned designer Giuseppe Figoni eight years before he laid the foundation for his legendary Figoni and Falaschi cars. coaching job. Also in the same class was the Bugatti Type 43A Grand Sport, the penultimate 43A ever produced.
Chiron Super Sport at the official Bugatti “Le Domaine” stand1Chiron Pure Sport2 and a Chiron3 It was introduced alongside the latest creation: the roadster W16 Mistral4presented two days ago at The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering.
While these Bugattis caught the attention of visitors to the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, a number of other rare and historic Bugattis were meeting unprecedented demand and breaking auction price records.
At the sale by Gooding & Company, the highly sought-after Bugatti Type 57SC Atalante – one of only two supercharged cars from the factory – was the top lot, fetching $9,400,000 before premiums and taxes. value of the entire sale and the second lot of the entire Monterey Car Week. This Atalante has several unique features, the most notable of which are the large Scintilla headlamps that give the car a refined elegant look.
Representing the modern era of Bugatti: the EB110 Super Sport, which reached a record price for this model – $2,850,000, including premiums and taxes. Out of a total of 140 examples of the EB110, only 39 were Super Sport models, making them extremely rare and desirable. Building on the excellent performance of the EB110 GT, Bugatti engineers took the car even further by equipping it with an engine control unit, larger injectors and a less restrictive exhaust system to boost its output from 53bhp to 603bhp. They also reduced his weight by 150 kg.
While these Bugatti icons have captivated collectors around the world, Molsheim’s latest addition, The Quail, has continued to be talked about since its unveiling at A Motorsports Gathering. The new Bugatti W16 Mistral Featuring the legendary W16 8-liter turbo four that has powered every model since the Veyron’s launch in 2005, it’s the ultimate roadster and ultimate road car of its kind. It was presented at the Bugatti booth by Mate Rimac, CEO of Bugatti Rimac. , where a copy of the legendary W16 engine was also displayed.
It is equipped with the latest version of this revolutionary engine – originally launched with the Chiron Super Sport 300+.5 – and its latest 1,600-horsepower Bugatti roadster is inspired by a long line of elegant open-top models. The bespoke design of this car is an evolution of the 1934 Bugatti Type 57 Roadster Grand Raid, a sporty roadster that embodies the pinnacle of automotive refinement.
The interior features finely textured leather on the newly designed door panels. This material has been carefully tested and manufactured to Bugatti’s exemplary quality standards for over a hundred years of regular use. And as a nod to his famous ancestors W16 Mistral, the gear lever – machined from a solid block of aluminum – adds a touch of wood and amber draped in Rembrandt Bugatti’s famous dancing elephant sculpture. Versions of this sculpture graced the hood of the legendary Type 41 Royale, the most luxurious roadster ever built.
99 copies even before being presented to the world for the first time W16 Mistral – set at a unit price of €5 million (net) – were already all reserved by passionate collectors. As always, Monterey Car Week demonstrated once again that the ingenuity created by Ettore Bugatti or inspired by his vision continues to attract attention around the world.
1CHIRON SUPER SPORT: WLTP FUEL CONSUMPTION PER L/100 KM: LOW 40.31 / AVERAGE 22.15 / HIGH 17.89 / SPECIAL HIGH 17.12 / COMBINED 21.47; CO2 Emissions, G/KM: 486.72; ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: G DOWNLOAD PDF
2CHIRON PUR SPORT: WLTP FUEL CONSUMPTION PER L/100 KM: LOW 44.56 / AVERAGE 24.80 / HIGH 21.29 / SPECIAL HIGH 21.57 / COMBINED 25.19; CO2 Emissions, G/KM: 571.64; ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: G DOWNLOAD PDF
3CHIRON: WLTP FUEL CONSUMPTION PER L/100 KM: LOW 44.56 / AVERAGE 24.80 / HIGH 21.29 / SPECIAL HIGH 21.57 / UNIT 25.19; CO2 Emissions, G/KM: 571.64; ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: G DOWNLOAD PDF
4W16 MISTRAL: FUEL CONSUMPTION INFORMATION IS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF DIRECTIVE 1999/94/EC. THE VEHICLE HAS NOT BEEN RECEIVED.
5CHIRON SUPER SPORT 300+: WLTP FUEL CONSUMPTION PER L/100 KM: LOW 40.31 / AVERAGE 22.15 / HIGH 17.89 / EXTRA HIGH 17.12 / COMBINED 21.47; CO2 Emissions, G/KM: 486.72; ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: GDOWNLOAD PDF