Bugatti achieves goal of delivering 70 examples of Chiron hypercar in 2017

Article by Christian A., on December 21, 2017

French high-performance car maker Bugatti Automobiles commenced deliveries of its 1,500-hp Bugatti Chiron super sports car in March 2017. While the demand for the Chiron hypercar is high, its production nature limits the number of examples assembled and delivered each year. Good news though as the company was able to reach its delivery target for 2017 – 70 examples of the Bugatti Chiron were sent to customers around the world.

Ordering and purchasing a new Bugatti Chiron is one thing, while getting to drive it is another. Wolfgang Durheimer, President of Bugatti Automobiles, remarked that the French carmaker is aiming to keep the waiting times for the customers as short as possible. So far, only 70 customers who ordered the Chiron have received their supercars.

When Bugatti commenced delivery of the Chiron in March 2017, the carmaker has already taken more than 200 orders. As of December 2017, the orders have ballooned to more than 300 examples. Bugatti revealed that 43 percent of orders were from customers in Europe while 26 percent were from North America, which includes the United States and Canada. Around 23 percent of the orders were from the Middle East while the remaining 8 percent were from the Asia-Pacific region.

During the official unveiling of the Bugatti Chiron at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show, the luxury sports car maker disclosed of plans to build and offer just 500 examples -- a limited number -- of the spectacular hypercar. At Bugatti’s current pace of delivery for the Chiron, we estimate the French carmaker to take nearly six years to deliver all 500 examples.

With 70 Chiron units already delivered, the 500th customer would have to wait around five years to receive his or her hypercar ride -- provided that all 500 models are sold out by then. Since Bugatti’s order book for the hypercar has already reached more than 300 examples sold, the carmaker’s Molsheim atelier would be still be busy building the Chiron for more than three years from now, or until 2021.

At a price of around $2.6 million, the Chiron is marketed towards customers with really deep pockets. It is worth the price considering that Chiron is powered by an 8.0-liter W16 engine with four turbochargers larger than the Veyron’s.

This W16 engine delivers 1,500 hp of max output and 1,180 lb.-ft. (1,600) of peak torque as transmitted to all wheels, while it boasts a top speed of up to 260 mph (420 km/h). Once all 500 examples of the Chiron are delivered, Bugatti would have already sent out a total of 750,000 hp to customers around the world.

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Bugatti delivers 70 Chiron supercars in 2017

Bugatti has achieved its target for 2017. The manufacturer of the Chiron1, the ultimate production super sports car, has delivered a total of 70 vehicles to customers throughout the world, in line with its plans.

Wolfgang Dürheimer, President of Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S.: “It is a tremendous success for the entire Bugatti team that we have already reached the target of 70 vehicles in the first full year of production of the Chiron. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank all our suppliers for their commitment and delivery compliance.”

“This outstanding performance is especially important because we aim to keep the waiting times for our customers as short as possible,” Dürheimer added.

Currently, more than 300 vehicles in the Chiron series, which is strictly limited to 500 units, have been sold. 43 percent of orders have come from Europe, 26 percent from North America (USA and Canada) and 23 percent from the Middle East. The Asia-Pacific region accounts for the remaining 8 percent.

Production of the Chiron at the brand’s headquarters in Molsheim, Alsace, started in the autumn of 2016. The first vehicles were delivered to customers in March this year.

1 Fuel consumption, l/100km: urban 35.2 /extra urban 15.2 /combined 22.5; CO2 emissions (combined), g/km: 516; efficiency
class: G

Source: Bugatti

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