Bugatti let loose of its W16 monster in March 2016 at the Geneva Motor Show, but it wasn’t until later that fall when production of the 1,500-horsepower hypercar commenced. The first cars born at the factory in Molsheim, Alsace in France were shipped this past March and now Bugatti is happy to report it has reached its target set for 2017: delivering 70 cars.
The company has a busy schedule up ahead taking into account more than 300 people have signed so far on the dotted line to buy a Chiron. With 70 cars delivered, it means over 230 deep-pocketed folks are patiently waiting in line to grab the keys to the Veyron’s replacement. That means Bugatti has enough orders to keep the factory running at full throttle for a little over next three years.
Total production will be limited to 500 examples or 50 more than the number of Veyrons built during the model’s lengthy life cycle of 10 years. It seems highly unlikely Bugatti will need so many years to sell the 200 remaining cars, so it’s safe to say the Chiron is already shaping up to be more successful than the world’s former fastest production car.
From the orders it has received so far, the VW-owned hypercar marque says 43 percent came from Europe, 26% from the United States and Canada, 23% from the Middle East, while the remaining 8% came from the Asia-Pacific region. It is important to mention that out of a total of 70 cars delivered so far, 47 of them are being recalled out of concern the seat recliner brackets may not be properly welded.
Speaking about reaching the annual target in 2017, Bugatti’s president Wolfgang Dürheimer thanked suppliers for the on-time deliveries and promised the company is trying to keep the waiting times as short as possible.
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Bugatti has achieved its target for 2017. The manufacturer of the Chiron1, the ultimate production super sports car, has delivered a total of 70 vehicles to customers throughout the world, in line with its plans.
Wolfgang Dürheimer, President of Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S.: “It is a tremendous success for the entire Bugatti team that we have already reached the target of 70 vehicles in the first full year of production of the Chiron. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank all our suppliers for their commitment and delivery compliance.”
“This outstanding performance is especially important because we aim to keep the waiting times for our customers as short as possible,” Dürheimer added.
Currently, more than 300 vehicles in the Chiron series, which is strictly limited to 500 units, have been sold. 43 percent of orders have come from Europe, 26 percent from North America (USA and Canada) and 23 percent from the Middle East. The Asia-Pacific region accounts for the remaining 8 percent.
Production of the Chiron at the brand’s headquarters in Molsheim, Alsace, started in the autumn of 2016. The first vehicles were delivered to customers in March this year.