Bugatti has announced that it has just finished the production and delivery of its 100th Chiron, with the vehicle in question going to a discerning customer from the Arabian Peninsula.
The automaker, which is owned by the Volkswagen Group, has been producing the hypercar by hand at its Molsheim facility since the end of 2016.
The 100th example of this W16-powered monster boasts a dark blue carbon finish, supplied with a matte effect for the first time. The signature side line is painted Italian red, while the wheels feature a "mink black" finish. Inside the full-leather interior, red is the dominant colour.
The price of this particular example? About €2,85-million (that’s around R42-million)…
“I find the 100th Chiron especially pleasing. It is dynamic and elegant in equal measure. This car shows that Bugatti produces highly individualised masterpieces of automobile craftsmanship that are simply unparalleled,” said Stephan Winkelmann, president of Bugatti.
It may have taken nearly two years to reach triple figures, but Bugatti says production of the Chiron is “running at full speed”. In total, 500 examples will be produced.
In March 2018, Bugatti took the wraps off its new Chiron Sport, which retains the 1 119 kW/1 600 N.m outputs, but gains "even greater agility".
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