After two years in production, Bugatti has just completed a fifth of the limited build run of 500 examples, with the 100th Chiron snapped up for $3.33 by a Middle East customer
It was always going to be hard to top Ferdinand Piëch’s Veyron, but in 2016 Bugatti pulled off the trick with the Chiron, a 1,500 horsepower hypercar with a price tag to match, that has to be limited to 420kph and will do zero to 200kph in 6.5 seconds, as quick as a modern hot hatch takes to reach 100kph.
After two years on the market the Franco-German-Italian brand (found Ettore Bugatti was Italian; the company’s based in Molsheim, France; it’s owned by the Germans, as part of the Volkswagen Group) has just manufactured a fifth of the allocated production run, limited to 500 examples worldwide.
Although Bugatti isn’t saying where exactly the car’s headed and who the buyer is, the 100th Chiron customer is a Middle Eastern buyer from the GCC
The 100th car produced is a Chiron wrapped entirely in exposed carbon fibre bodywork tinted in a dark blue hue, but supplied in a matte finish by Bugatti for the first time. Although Bugatti isn’t saying where exactly the car’s headed and who the buyer is, the 100th Chiron customer is a Middle Eastern buyer from the GCC, who also specified the coachline in red and the 20-inch and 21-inch staggered wheels in a gloss black finish. For the privilege, the buyer had to pay $3.33m.
According to the manufacturer, Bugatti Chiron production is running at full speed with about 70 cars leaving the Molsheim ‘L’Atelier’ a year on average. With 400 cars still to go that means the Chiron will keep rolling out until the 2024 model year when the next replacement is due.