Just very recently, we were all delighted to finally see a Bugatti Chiron out in the streets casually hanging around Cannes in France. The said car was purchased by a Saudi prince who also owns the one-off Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo Concept Car (which was unveiled last year).
It has not been confirmed whether that particular Chiron was a finished product or if it is still on its development phase but one thing is for sure – it has caused an uproar amongst enthusiasts, many of which are more than excited to take a look at the finished product and the power that this car brings. Not only that, this particular Chiron is only one out of the 500 units that will be produced which is why it is causing such a stir for the automotive community and for the internet as a whole. But things could go into a whole new direction now that the French automaker announced that it has already sold 200 Chirons which might as well be good news – which also means that we get to see more of these babies in action.
Things will also pretty much be in the advantage for American Chiron fans because Bugatti is expecting that around 30% of the car’s production run (or 150 units) will be sold to U.S.-based customers. Moreover, it is also expected that 10 out of the 150 units will find its home around sunny California particularly at the San Francisco Bay Area. Why are we so confident to say this? Well, a local high-end car dealer in San Francisco was able to order 10 Chirons and eight have already been sold.
The Chiron is sold at a remarkable price of $2.6 million, which is quite a lot for most of us. But then it is in its uniqueness and the power that it holds within that make it all the more expensive. Right under its hood is some hidden power that totals to about 1,500 horsepower and that can propel the car to hit a top speed of 261 mph. Do you see now why it just doesn’t come cheap? That’s just the tip of the iceberg though since there hasn’t been any mention of the power possessed by the roadster and special edition versions. We’re expecting both to go beyond exceptional, though.
The Chiron is Bugatti’s way to make it up after they “lost their money” on the Veyron. It is rumoured that Volkswagen Group AG, Bugatti’s parent company, lost as much as $6.24 million for every Bugatti Veyron sold and its successor, the Chiron, will try to bring in lost profit. Bugatti CEO Wolfgang Durheimer is confident that the Chiron will bring in the money and that from the start it was designed to become a money-making machine.
As of now, we can’t predict whether or not the Chiron could really bring in cash because we’ll also have to see if Bugatti brings in special edition models. Now that almost half of the Chirons have been sold, it’s a pretty good start to get things rolling. No pun intended.