100 down, 400 to go.
Bugatti has been putting together Chirons by hand since the end of 2016 and now the folks based in Molsheim, Alsace in France are celebrating an important production milestone. The Volkswagen Group marque has built the 100th Chiron (out of a total of 500) for a wealthy individual from the Middle East, specifically from the Arabian Peninsula.
Approximately 70 hypercars are assembled each year and this particular car has been fully customized as per the owner’s preferences. The customer decided to go with a dark blue paint scheme with matte finish – a first for a Chiron. The lovely shade is contrasted by the red Bugatti side line complemented by the brake calipers painted in a similar shade of red. Bathed in leather, the interior cabin is mostly red as well.
Price? That would have to be a cool €2.85 million, which works out to about $3.34 million at current exchange rates or approximately $300,000 more than a “standard” Chiron in the United States. For the rest of us, we can take comfort from knowing a Lego Technic Chiron is right around the corner.
Bugatti has a busy schedule up ahead as more than 300 people have ordered the Veyron replacement, prompting the company to say it has an “extremely well-filled order book” and that production is running “at full speed.” It just launched a lighter Sport version and has been showing behind closed doors a “controversial” special edition set to be revealed sooner or later.
A successful top speed run would probably lure in more buyers eager to own the world’s fastest production car ever (that title currently belongs to the 277.87-mph Koenigsegg Agera RS), but company boss Stefan Winkelmann said a couple of months ago it might not happen.
Gallery: 100th Bugatti Chiron
- 100th vehicle goes to a customer in the Middle East
- Chiron production is running at full speed
- Bugatti President Stephan Winkelmann: “The Chiron is a highly individualized masterpiece of automobile craftsmanship.”
Molsheim, May 23, 2018. Bugatti is celebrating the production and delivery of the 100th Chiron1. This week, the car left “L‘Atelier“ at Bugatti’s headquarters in Molsheim, Alsace, where the 1,500 PS super sports car has been hand-crafted since the end of 2016. The 100th Chiron goes to a customer from the Arabian Peninsula, who has opted for an especially attractive configuration. The outer skin of the car consists entirely of dark blue carbon, supplied with a matt finish for the first time. The paintwork of the iconic Bugatti side line in Italian red and the wheels in mink black creates a pronounced contrast. In the full-leather interior, red is the dominant colour. The price of this extraordinary connoisseur’s car is about €2.85 million net.
Stephan Winkelmann, President of Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S., congratulated the owner: “I find the 100th Chiron especially pleasing. It is dynamic and elegant in equal measure. This car shows that Bugatti produces highly individualized masterpieces of automobile craftsmanship that are simply unparalleled.”
At the same time, Winkelmann expressed his pride in the Bugatti team which produces these extraordinary super sports cars with passion and professionalism day for day.
With extremely well-filled order books, production of the Chiron is running at full speed. About 70 cars leave the Bugatti factory every year. Only 500 Chiron vehicles in total will be produced.
1 Fuel consumption, l/100km: urban 35.2 /extra urban 15.2 /combined 22.5; CO2emissions, combined, g/km: 516; efficiency class: G