Bugatti is celebrating 110 years and scarcely has any other luxury vehicle brand looked back on as long a tradition as Bugatti.
In fact, the underside of the rear spoiler proudly displays the French flag, signaling a patriotic salute every time it activates to provide extra aero for the driver. Bugatti said in its announcement this follows the form of official French vehicles, which ensure the flag's blue portion is to the fore on both sides of the auto. Its successor, the Chiron, on sale for approximately three years now, has begotten the more focused Sport model and the re-bodied Divo, but there had yet to be a true special edition Chiron. Bugatti added the exterior color scheme is reminiscent of 1920s prestige and exclusiveness with minor contrasts from matte and glossy carbon fiber, specifically on the rear bumper and wing. The rear spoiler mechanism is anodized in matt black to harmonize with the matt black Ettore Bugatti logo on the centre of the rear, the matt black wheels and the matching sports exhaust system. The sports steering wheel combines matte carbon-fibre with a blue leather cover. The interior also gets Deep Blue leather upholstery and French Racing Blue.
Another special feature bearing witness to the high level of craftsmanship is a specially crafted medallion in the central console stowage space, made of solid silver with enamel inserts, positioned on a carbon fibre plate.
Bugatti says the old Type 10 had "adequate power", and this very special and very French Chiron definitely has that-its 8.0-litre W16 engine with four turbochargers makes a whopping 1,479 horsepower. Buyers have been limited to the virtually unchanged "42", which marked the car's record breaking performance, or the far more extreme Divo, which was an even greater departure from the standard vehicle than expected. This is an industrial product of considerable artistic merit.