This new edition is not only extremely exclusive but also pays tribute to France.
“With the limited Chiron Sport 110 ans Bugatti, Bugatti is ushering in the 110thanniversary of its foundation. At the same time, we are underlining our origin and our French roots in Molsheim,” says Stephan Winkelmann, President of Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S. “Molsheim in the Alsace region of France is an essential element in Bugatti’s brand history and this is also where we are planning our future.”
The new Chiron Sport 110 ans Bugatti bears the French tricolour “Le Bleu-Blanc-Rouge”, with its colours of blue, white and red, decorates the body and interiors at several points and harmonizes perfectly with the extraordinary Chiron Sport.
Hyper sports cars have been a Bugatti tradition since the establishment of the brand. When Ettore Bugatti designed his first model in 1909, the Type 10, he deliberately broke new ground in terms of design.
The Type 10 was light, small and nimble with an adequate power output – an agile racing car with function following form in an uncompromising way. At the beginning of the 20th century, this was a new approach and it has defined the mission of Ettore Bugatti’s successors to the present day.
With the assistance of some partners, Ettore Bugatti set up in business at a disused dyeing plant in Molsheim at the end of 1909. Shortly afterwards, he continued the development of his Type 10 to create the Type 13 – the first official Bugatti model.
This first Bugatti was followed by some high points in the history of the automobile. In the 1920s, these included the Type 35, one of the most successful racing cars ever, as well as the Type 41 Royale, the epitome of absolute automobile luxury. The founder’s son Jean Bugatti created his own memorial with the Type 57 SC Atlantic, a design manifesto.
Up to 1956, about 7,950 vehicles of Types 10 to 252 were produced, of which an estimated 2,000 or so are still in existence. In 1987, Romano Artioli revived the brand and produced the EB 110, a super sports car with a top speed of over 340kph – the fastest production car in the world at the beginning of the 1990s.
The Chiron features a superlative powerplant: the 8.0-litre W16 engine with four turbochargers delivers 1,500PS and 1,600Nm of torque.
The car can accelerate from 0 to 100kph in less than 2.4 seconds, reaching 200kph in 6.1 seconds and 300kph in 13.1 seconds.
Even the magic figure of 400kph can be reached in only 32.6 seconds. The maximum speed is far higher, at 420kph.
“The ultimate hyper sports car from France is still the most powerful, highest-quality, fastest and most comfortable gran turismo in existence – a blend of elegance, quality, unique character and power,” says Winkelmann.