And wait until you see the bargain price…
By Becky Wells / Thursday, July 22, 2021 / Loading comments
We like to offer genuine consumer advice here at PistonHeads. I know what you’re thinking; “but guys, how can you say that when all you talk about is supercars and really expensive rare stuff?” Okay, fair point.
But this time, we’re serious. Because this Bugatti Chiron offers a saving of NEARLY A MILLION POUNDS off its new price of £3,458,400! You could buy, like, two extra cars from PH for that.
Okay, that’s a lot of money. But let us give you the hard sell – part of that saving comes from the high mileage. A crazy 4,000 miles on the clock. Which sounds like we’re being sarky (us?) but for one of these, that’s a surprisingly well used Sunday plaything. When was the last time you saw a piece multi-million-pound exotica actually cover 1,000 miles a year? That includes 2020 as well, of course, so is pretty good going.
That extraordinary asking price did, of course, include one or two options, though the resulting Bugatti is quite restrained by the standards of contemporary hypercars. Highlights include €265,000 for the Royal Blue exposed carbon, another €55,000 of interior options including more carbon and Terre D’Or leather, the best electric seats in the universe (well, they must be for €25,000) and a carbon finished engine bay as well – a snip at €18,000.
All jokes aside, it’s exquisite, obviously. Surely no one in PH land would have their dream garage complete without a Bugatti of some description taking up driveway space. Perhaps the Chiron didn’t rewrite the hypercar rulebook quite like the Veyron did – what could? – but it is commonly regarded as much better to drive. And, lest it be forgotten, 50 per cent more powerful than what was, for a very long time, the most powerful car in the world.
The numbers, of course, remain stupendous. There’s 1,500hp and 1,180lb ft of torque, coming from a quad-turbocharged, 8.0-litre W16 engine. Another stat for number fans, as up to 60,000 litres of air can be pumped through the engine every minute, and, interestingly, Bugatti even publishes fuel consumption figures. Apparently the Chiron can give 10.5mpg, which is better than what we were expecting, to be fair.
Furthermore, in the funny old world of Bugatti, this Chiron is notable for being just a Chiron – and not a special edition. Of the cars made so far, just 60 have been like this one, meaning the ‘standard’ Chiron is just as rare – at least for now, with 200 still to be built – as the Sport and the Pur Sport. Though it’s technically twice as common, there are only 30 more of these than the mad Super Sport 300+.
And let’s be honest – if you didn’t have your name down for a Chiron a heck of a long time ago now, you ain’t getting a new one. Consider this, then, the very best next best thing ever. Is there anything that dark blue and tan doesn’t look good on?
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