The highest bid is $3.8 million. Will it get higher as the auction draws to a close?
If you've got a desire to own one of the world's finest hypercars, you may want to head over to Bring A Trailer, where someone is selling a Chiron Pur Sport. Even if you've got the wherewithal, the opportunity to purchase one of Bugatti's finest creations is few and far between - just 60 examples were ever made.
This particular model was purchased new from Bugatti Newport Beach in California and has a mere 517 miles on the odometer. The carbon fiber-bodied beauty looks resplendent in Agile Blue, providing the Pur Sport with even more presence.
The staggered-width magnesium wheels, finished in black, are surprisingly subtle and work well with the titanium brake calipers, also sporting a black coat of paint. As a track-focused iteration of the Chiron, the Pur Sport features a fixed rear wing, stiffer suspension, and a larger front grille with a wider carbon fiber front splitter.
Other unique touches include the 3D-printed titanium exhaust, a rear carbon diffuser, and carbon ceramic brakes. Weight-saving measures, such as the aforementioned magnesium wheels, make the Pur Sport 110 pounds lighter than a standard Chiron.
As you'd expect, the Pur Sport is powered by the iconic W16 engine. The quad-turbocharged 8.0-liter engine produces an extraordinary 1,479 horsepower and 1,180 lb-ft of torque. This surfeit of muscle is sent to all four corners via a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission with shortened shift times. The more focused Pur Sport also has a redline of 6,900 rpm; the standard car runs out of puff 200 rpm earlier.
The Pur Sport has a top speed of 218 mph. This particular model has been designed to be even better around corners and prioritizes dynamism over speed. The ten-spoke wheels are wrapped on Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 R tires. Hopefully, this example isn't affected by the problematic batch of tires that plagued some vehicles earlier this year.
The Chiron Pur Sport has a welcoming and sumptuous interior. Step inside the cabin for two, and you'll find carbon fiber sports seats trimmed in Beluga Black leather. The dashboard is swathed in the rich hide, while Alcantara has been applied to the door panels, headliner, and center console. Blue contrast stitching and embroidery, along with the anodized aluminum and titanium accents, lend a bit of color to the cockpit.
It's a civilized place to while away the time, and you'll find luxuries like satellite navigation, climate control, and a seven-speaker Accuton stereo. No expense was spared when it came to speccing the car, with the original owner opting for the Pur Sport interior package ($60,000), Gunpowder rear light trim ($15,000), and the unique Sky View glass panels ($60,000).
As evidenced by the original sticker, the Pur Sport set someone back a staggering $3,734,000 in 2021.
While that's an eye-watering price to pay for any car, it seems the owner is set to make a small profit. With just one day to go (at the time of writing), the highest bid for the Chiron Pur Sport sits at $3,800,000. Even if the price doesn't increase, this particular model will have the honor of being one of the most expensive vehicles ever sold on the auction site.
The Pur Sport is a truly special motorcar and is a fitting tribute to the automaker's remarkable motorsport history. If you've got the money - and the desire to own such an incredible machine - it may very well be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Interestingly, a Pur Sport came up for sale earlier this year, with the auction winner parting with $4,400,000 for the privilege of owning one.
As you'd expect, the vehicle comes with the owner's manual, keys, a car cover, and a battery charger.