That is an important milestone. The assembly took two months to complete by 20 skilled craftsmen, putting together around 1,800 components into the car.
Production of the Chiron was capped at 500 when the car was launched in 2016.
For the 400th – a Chiron Super Sport – a bare carbon fibre body, tinted dark green had been chosen by its owner.
The complex dark green tinted body is paired with Super Sport Magnesium Wheels – lightweight and extremely strong – and an engine cover finished in a subtle “Nocturne” shade, while touches of “Fierce”, which blends seamlessly with the tinted carbon fibre panels, are used on several of the exterior details, such as the Bugatti Horse Shoe grille, and EB Logo Wheel Caps.
Inside, this customer has opted for a full leather upholstery combination split of “Green” and “Beluga Black” for the seats.
Elsewhere, “Beluga Black” dominates the interior, subtly highlighted with touches like the bare carbon fibre steering wheel top and bottom and the “Black Anodised” interior trim parts; an elegant finish that belies its complex method of creation.
The customer had also specified an optional Sky View roof to be installed.
The Chiron Super Sport is powered by an 8.0-litre W16 engine, developing 1,176 kW/1,600 PS – 100 PS more than the original Chiron of 2016 – thanks to a significant reengineering with upgrades like an enlarged quartet of turbochargers.
Maximum engine speed increases to 7,100 rpm with maximum torque of 1,600 Nm available between 2,000 and 7,000 rpm. Combined with the seven-speed dual-clutch transmission’s controlled shifting, the Chiron Super Sport is capable of accelerating to 300kph in 12.1 seconds, with a top speed of 440kph.
The production run of 500 cars won’t mark the end of the W16 engine. Two more models will crown this definitive era in the marque’s history.
On the road, the W16 Mistral will be the ultimate Bugatti roadster, while the track-only Bolide provides the purest experience of the W16 engine.