Limited-edition Bugatti Chiron Sport is one patriotic hypercar
If Bruce Wayne lived in Paris instead of Gotham, he’d drive the new limited-edition Bugatti Chiron Sport. The sleek, matte-blue hypercar is the perfect ride for Batman. A French Batman. Yet it’s available to the rest of us. OK, not exactly the rest of us, but those of us who don’t have to ask, “So, how much is that?”
In celebration of its 110th anniversary, Bugatti has unveiled the magnifique Bugatti Chiron Sport “110 ans Bugatti,” a stunning tribute to the company’s roots—and national pride. Stephan Winkelmann, President of Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S., says the car honors Bugatti’s 1909 origins in Molsheim, located in the Alsace region of France. “This is also where we are planning our future.”
With its dramatic style lines, carbon-fiber body, and crazy width, the exclusive automobile is immediately recognizable as Bugatti. But it’s far from typical (if you can use that word when referring to Bugatti). Only 20 will be produced.
The Steel Blue paintwork at the rear of the anniversary edition resembles hot-rolled steel, and the “C” design surrounding the passenger compartment is also painted Steel Blue. The front end is exposed carbon fiber. The two-tone color scheme continues behind the alloy wheels, which reveal French Racing Blue brake calipers. And the rear is dominated by the diffuser and bumper in glossy Steel Blue Carbon with the contrasting matte-black exhaust system.
The pièce de résistance is the underside of the rear spoiler, which features the Le Bleu-Blanc-Rouge French flag across its entire width. The patriotic blue-white-red combination is featured in several other places, as well, including the side mirrors and the sandblasted and hand-polished aluminum filler cap, which is emblazoned with a “110 ans Bugatti” emblem.
Inside, the French tricolor can be found on the headrests and the back rests of the sports seats, this time embroidered with the French flag in a vertical position, as well as the on the leather steering wheel. The interior is upholstered in soft Deep Blue leather, and the door trims, sides, and seat areas are covered in Alcantara.
If you’re fortunate enough to see a “110 ans Bugatti,” you’d better look it over quickly. Powered by a 8.0-litre W16 turbocharged engine that produces 1479 horsepower and 1180 lb-ft of torque, it can accelerate from 0–62 mph in 2.4 seconds and has a top speed of 261 mph. Vive la France!