The hypercar's production run is nearing the halfway point.
The sprawling Honda assembly plant in Marysville, Ohio opened in 1982 and is capable of producing nearly 2,000 vehicles per day. The manufacturing rate at Bugatti isn’t quite as robust, but then again, Honda isn’t cranking out gorgeous 250-mph hypercars with 16-cylinder engines. The niche automaker is celebrating the completion of Chiron number 200, which also happens to be a Sport “110 ans Bugatti” model wearing special badging and adorned with the colors of the French flag in numerous locations.
"You can't feel anything but pride when you see this 200th Chiron emerge from the factory," said Bugatti President Stephan Winkelmann." Also, this model marks the celebration of our company history and recalls our French heritage. The different shades of blue used on this Chiron Sport lend it a timeless elegance."
Admittedly, our eyes are drawn to the Chiron’s carbon fiber exterior as opposed to the different shades of blue. We’re also rather smitten with the plethora of behind-the-scenes photos from Bugatti, detailing the different manufacturing stages for this particular car. Among other things, it’s not often you see the massive quad-turbo W16 engine sitting in the open. It’s certainly a sight to behold, reminiscent in many ways to the massive V12 mills used in legendary World War II fighters like the Supermarine Spitfire and P-51 Mustang. At 1,500 horsepower (1,118 kilowatts) it’s about as powerful, too.
Bugatti will ultimately build 500 Chirons, so the automaker is nearly halfway through the hypercar’s production run. The automaker says it takes 10 months to build a single car, though several are under construction at any given time. A total of 70 were completed in 2017, with that number bumping up to 76 last year. Bugatti says over 80 should be built by the end of 2019. This particular car is destined for an unnamed buyer in Switzerland.
A milestone birthday, an inauguration and an event - all encompassed in one car
More than two years after production of the Chiron1 started, Molsheim is proud to announce this month's delivery of car number 200. And this particular car is more than just the next one off the line - it's a limited-edition Chiron Sport2 "110 ans Bugatti". This anniversary model of the super sports car has the iconic French Tricolour proudly displayed at various points throughout, in homage to its origins and is destined for Switzerland.