When the new generation of hyper sports cars saw the light of day with the introduction of the Chiron in 2016, Bugatti announced that only 500 copies would be produced. Today, the 400th Bugatti Chiron is ready to join its owner after nearly two months at Atelier de Molsheim, the birthplace of Bugatti Automobiles. This step is the culmination of the work of 20 highly skilled workers who assembled more than 1,800 parts to create more than just a car, an unparalleled automotive experience.
Bugatti’s creation process is unique and no Chiron1 is like another, as are the extensive customization options available to customers. They can draw from an almost unlimited range of paints, materials, embellishments, details and custom accessories to unleash their creativity. The owner of the 400th Chiron, a Chiron Super Sport model, chose to equip it with an exposed carbon fiber body painted dark green.
Bugatti Automobiles President Christophe Pioçon said: “Every part that makes up the Chiron is a masterpiece of engineering. All these components can be assembled only by the most honest and experienced specialists in the world. Simply fitting carbon fiber panels to a monocoque chassis requires a level of precision worthy of the most skilled workers. The finishing step is so complex that it alone may require eight coats – each polished to a perfect mirror finish that is both deep and shiny. This level of detail can only be achieved with the passion and experience of our teams. Achieving such an achievement in more than 400 cars is a Bugatti hallmark. This important step in the Chiron’s history also allows us to thank all the Bugatti employees who dedicate themselves to excellence and perfection every day. »
This impressive exposed carbon fiber finish requires incredible patience and attention to detail, mobilizing the expertise and relentless dedication of our staff, who are among the most skilled in the industry. The weaving direction of the fiber must be the same for all panels, which means that each layer is cut in a precise place and in a certain way. Adding further complexity to the operation, the weave of each carbon fiber panel must match the weave of neighboring panels to create a completely seamless whole throughout the body. Unlike painted carbon fiber, exposed fiber is flawless because it’s not just an unpainted carbon fiber body, but a completely bespoke creation specifically designed to highlight the inner beauty of the material.
The dark green painted body blends elegantly with the Super Sport magnesium wheels – light and extremely strong – and the engine cover is finished in a subtle Nocturne colour. Violent color accents that blend seamlessly with the carbon fiber color are applied to several exterior details, including the iconic Bugatti horseshoe grille and wheel covers emblazoned with the ‘EB’ logo.
The client chose “Green” and “Beluga Black” leather seats in the salon. The rest of the interior design is dominated by the color “Beluga Black”, subtly accentuated by discreet details such as the upper and lower part of the steering wheel exposed carbon fiber or “Black Anodized” elements: the elegant finish makes you forget the complexity of its creation. Equipped with the optional Sky View roof, the interior of this Chiron Super Sport is bathed in natural light and reveals all the know-how down to the smallest detail.
The beating heart of this car: the famous 8-liter W16 engine. Thanks to developments such as the expansion of the four turbos, the engine is able to produce 1,600 horsepower – 100 horsepower more than the original Chiron launched in 2016. The maximum engine speed increases to 7,100 rpm, while the maximum torque of 1,600 Nm is available in 2016. 2000 and 7000 rpm. Thanks to the seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox, the Bugatti Chiron Super Sport can accelerate to 300 km/h in 12.1 seconds, and the maximum speed is 440 km/h.
With only 100 copies of this hyper-sport Bugatti left in production, the end of production of 500 cars will not mark the end of the legendary W16 engine. Two more models will come to close this period, which will mark a turning point in the history of the brand: Bugatti’s last road-going roadster, the W16 Mistral, and the Bolide, which will offer the purest experience on the circuit. W16 engine. .