But it isn't the first brand to have used such tech.
Bugatti is known for its innovation, not just from the perspective of setting new speed records of more than 300 mph with the Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+, but even down to the innovation in designing the Veyron, a car that could be faster than all the rest at the time, and yet be as comfortable as a large grand tourer like a Bentley Continental GT. The 8.0-liter W16 engine is yet another masterpiece of engineering, with four turbos and outputs well in excess of 1,000 horsepower. But historically, Bugatti has been an innovator too, such as the development of aluminum wheels way back in the early 20th century, and now, the brand claims to be pioneering new tech in the form of 3D-printed titanium exhaust trim.
It's a fine detail that many won't even notice, but since 2018, Bugatti has been equipping its various derivatives with 3D printed tailpipe trim. Using this technology, Bugatti is able to ensure fine attention to detail, high strength components, and intricate designs that weigh next to nothing. Take, for example, the Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport's exhaust tip: it weighs just 4.08 lbs, despite boasting relatively sizable dimensions of 8.66 inches in length, 18.9 inches in width, and 5.11 inches in height. It's printed using an extremely intricate process that involves four lasers with 400-watt outputs each that fuse together 4,200 layers of metal powder. Areas that appear chunky are actually single layers where possible, with a printed lattice structure providing additional support and helping reduce weight.
At its thinnest point, the exhaust trim measures just 0.4 millimeters (0.016 inches) thick. This tech has been implemented on a range of models, including the Bugatti Chiron Sport, Divo, and the striking EB110 tribute, the Bugatti Centodieci.
Bugatti claims that it is the only manufacturer using 3D-printed exhaust tips, but there was another manufacturer that did it first. It should come as no surprise that back in 2015, Koenigsegg was already 3D printing titanium to make the exhaust outlet for the insane Koenigsegg One:1 hypercar. Admittedly, the One:1 was a limited-production vehicle, and current models like the Jesko and Gemera don't use the same tech for their exhausts, meaning Bugatti is the only brand doing so at present.