And the first one's already been spoken for.
Late last week, we reported that Bugatti was planning a new Super Sport variant of the Chiron. And though we've yet to receive official confirmation from the manufacturer itself, reports from France indicate that it's already revealed just that to its elite clientele and a small group of invited journalists.
The Alsatian marque announced this weekend at the gala-dinner conclusion of its 110th-anniversary Grand Tour celebration that it will build just 30 examples of a new model called the Chiron Super Sport 300+, each carrying an eye-watering price tag of 3.5 million euros (about $3.9 million).
The Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ is said to closely mirror the prototype that the company recently ran at the Ehra-Lessien test track in Germany, where it reached a world-record 304.773 miles per hour. The vehicle features an extended tail section, a different exhaust setup, and the enhanced 8.0-liter quad-turbo W16 engine first installed in the Centodieci, producing 1,578 horsepower – about the same increase that differentiated the EB110 SS from the (relatively) less potent EB110 GT. The prototype also had its passenger seat removed and a roll cage installed, though the customer version will reportedly have the second throne for riding shotgun.
Word has it that the first example was already snapped up at the unveiling, where Bugatti displayed the record-setting car, still caked in dirt and bugs from its landmark high-speed run. That leaves just 29 examples up for grabs, with or without the orange-striped bare-carbon bodywork.
For our part, we can't help but wonder if Bugatti might continue production beyond the 300+ special edition. Remember that it built just five World Record Editions of the Veyron Super Sport and eight of the subsequent Grand Sport Vitesse specials – both also featuring orange-accented carbon bodies – but produced far more of each afterwards until the Veyron's total 450-car production run was complete.
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