Bugatti has taken the wraps off its new Chiron Sport ‘110 ans Bugatti’ model, conceived to celebrate the French firm’s 110-year anniversary.
The Francophiles among you will no doubt have noticed the special model’s tricolour colour scheme, with blue, white and red decorating parts of the body (such as the side-mirror caps) and interior.
The rear of the car is finished in matte Steel Blue paintwork (contrasting with the matte black exhaust system), with the “C” shaped element surrounding the passenger compartment painted in the same hue. The front end, meanwhile, consists of exposed carbon-fibre in Steel Blue Carbon.
The matte black “Nocturne” alloy wheels frame bright blue brake callipers, while the aluminium filler cap has been sandblasted and hand-polished. A “110 ans Bugatti” emblem, with the French flag running vertically through the logo, is placed at the centre of the cap.
The underside of the rear spoiler, meanwhile, boasts the French flag over its entire width, with the spoiler mechanism anodised in matte black. The so-called “Sky View” roof (comprising two fixed glass panels) is a standard feature on the new model.
Inside, the French tricolour again features strongly, including on the headrests and the back rests of the Deep Blue leather sports seats, decorated by embroidery with the flag in a vertical position. The sports steering wheel combines matte carbon-fibre with a blue leather cover.
A specially crafted medallion, meanwhile, is sited in the central console stowage space, fashioned from solid silver with enamel inserts and set on a carbon-fibre plate.
Mechanically, the ‘110 ans Bugatti’ model is unchanged from the, er, "standard" Chiron Sport, still featuring an 8,0-litre W16 engine with four turbochargers, delivering 1 103 kW and 1 600 N.m. That’s enough to accelerate from standstill to 100 km/h in less than 2,4 seconds, says Bugatti, before reaching 200 km/h in 6,1 seconds and 300 km/h in 13,1 seconds. And the magic figure of 400 km/h? Bugatti says the figure can be reached in some 32,6 seconds…
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