This Is the ultimate budget Bugatti.
With a starting price of $2.8 million, not many people can afford the Bugatti Chiron. Bugatti does offer some cheaper alternatives, such as detailed scale models and even a children's toy car inspired by the Bugatti Type 35. Alternatively, you could try building your own replica Bugatti Chiron on a budget.
That's exactly what these Vietnamese car enthusiasts did. A video posted by YouTube channel NHET TV shows how the budget Bugatti Chiron was constructed by welding metal steel pipes for the frame and using cardboard for the body panels. Forget horsepower - this budget Bugatti Chiron uses pedal power.
Instead of a combustion engine, the cardboard Chiron is driven using a pedal system taken from a bicycle. The cardboard Bugatti Chiron looks very crude, but the team has done a commendable job replicating the hypercar's styling, from the iconic horseshoe grille and quad LED headlights on the front to the distinctive C-bar on the side profile.
Once the project is complete, the cardboard Bugatti Chiron gets taken for a test drive through residential streets. This isn't the first cardboard supercar replica the team at NHET TV has made, either. A quick browse of their YouTube channel reveals the team has created other supercar cardboard replicas based on the Lamborghini Sian and Ferrari LaFerrari.
As impressive as this effort is, the life-sized Lego Bugatti Chiron is still the ultimate toy Chiron. It was built using one million Technic pieces and can even be driven thanks to a Lego Power Function platform with 2,304 motors and 4,032 Lego Technic gear wheels. It even weighs more than the real car.
Whereas the real Bugatti Chiron produces 1,479 horsepower and 1,180 lb-ft of torque from an 8.0-liter quad-turbo W16 gasoline engine, Lego Chiron's generates 5.3 horsepower and an estimated 67 lb-ft of torque. For a power upgrade, simply swap the original rider for a more powerful cyclist.