French automaker introduces new special edition.
The Bugatti Chiron is an automotive wonder. There's no doubt about that whatsoever. It's an incredible looking hypercar sporting an 8.0-liter quad-turbocharged W16 engine. It has smashed its way into the record books with production car records, and a pre-production Chiron Super Sport 300+ broke the 300 mph barrier. There has also been a slew of special edition Chirons since it started production in 2016, which is fair enough as Bugatti needs to keep selling its crazy high-end car, and exclusivity is the name of the game. The Chiron Noire special edition hopes to continue that trend.
Essentially, the Chiron Noire is an appearance package that costs 100,000 Euros ($110,000 at the time of writing) on top of the $2,998,000 cost of a Chiron and is limited to 20 models. It's inspired by the La Voiture Noire that was unveiled at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show with a price tag of $18.9 Million, which itself is inspired by the special Type 57 SC Atlantic created by Jean Bugatti. Only four of those were built between 1936 and 1938, and none are known to exist still. Bugatti claims that if one of the original La Voiture Noire cars were to be found, it would "probably be the most expensive and most valuable car in the world."
The appearance package comes in two flavors, the Noire Sportive and Chiron Noire Élégance. Both versions use exposed carbon-fiber and feature a "fresh design" for the grille, as well as black-painted brake calipers. The Sportive has a matte-black finish to its carbon-fiber bodywork and various interior and exterior part. Both cars also have the expected badges on the outside, embroidered inscriptions on the inside, real aluminum parts, and Caractère wheels.
There's no increase in performance, although the "standard" 1,500 horsepower and 1,600 lb-ft of torque is more than insane enough. While this is essentially an appearance package and a long way from the Voiture Noire it's inspired by, we don't think Bugatti will have a hard time finding buyers.