It hasn’t been that long since Bugatti introduced the Chiron to the market. In fact, it has only been a little over a year since production of the said model began in late 2016. And already, one owner is already planning to sell his hypercar. So for those of you who are interested, expect to see this 1,479 horsepower (1,102 kilowatt) Chiron at the upcoming RM Sotheby’s Paris auction next year.
This particular model was one of the first 20 Chirons to be delivered to their first owner, when it was brought to him during the second quarter of 2017 as one of the 18 examples delivered. Having said that, this car is pretty much brand new.
It has only been driven less than 621 miles (1,000 kilometers), and half of that number comes from test drives by the manufacturer. The auction house estimates that this car could sell for about 3.2 million to 3.6 million euros ($3.8 to $4.3 million). While that is quite a huge increase over the $3 million MSRP, it’s an awesome opportunity for any collector of rare models.
If you are curious to know how it looks, this Chiron is finished in a beautiful two tone shade - a signature Bugatti two-tone Atlantic Blue over French Racing Blue livery, as for the interior, it is designed with a brown quilted leather interior.
You will also find an optional carbon fiber steering wheel in the cabin, plus additional Maritime Blue brake calipers dressed in “Classique” silver wheels. With all these additions, the price increase begins to appear quite reasonable.
What powers this car is a factory quad-turbocharged 8.0 liter W16 engine. This enables it to carry out as much as 1,479 horsepower (1,180 kilowatts) and 1,180 pound-feet (1,599 Newton-metres) of torque. This engine works with a seven-speed DCT gearbox too. When it comes to performance, the Chiron can sprint to 60 miles per hour (96 kilometers per hour) in only 2.5 seconds, before continuing to a limited top speed of 261 miles per hour (420 kilometers per hour).
All in all, there will only be 500 examples of the Bugatti Chiron built, so this car, though not a one-off, is rare nevertheless. Buyers could get their hands on a brand new model for $3 million.
But because the one example that is being auctioned has a unique exterior, a low delivery number, and minimum miles driven, it deserves to have a much higher asking price. Check it out at the RM Sotheby’s Paris auction in February if you are interested. Good luck if you are bidding!