Something special is coming.
Bugatti has been rather busy of late. It has finally wrapped up the one-of-one, $18 million La Voiture Noire and has been testing the Chiron Super Sport 300+ and the Centodieci at the Nurburgring. It's even found time to release a new smartwatch, but even that isn't enough to stop the luxury marque from creating yet another special edition of the Chiron. The shadowy teaser image below is pretty much all we get, so what kind of new hypercar this is, we don't know. The lighting signature clearly indicates that this is a Chiron and not a Divo or some other extreme restyling of an existing model, but what else can we expect?
Well, Bugatti's Super Sport 300+ is finished in matte black, and satin finishes seem to be the current trend when creating special versions of existing products (BMW M5 CS, for example). Although not much is visible in the above teaser, we do see a glossy finish on the body. Could it be another one-off with a fancy paint job, like the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse L'Or Blanc? Could it be another special edition that ties the Chiron with some tenuous inspiration from its early history? Maybe it's a bit of both, but all Bugatti is telling us is that it is "unmistakably a Bugatti."
Another reason that we doubt this is a performance-oriented special edition rather than a design-driven one is that we haven't seen any spy shots of a unique Chiron recently - the last time we saw the French carmaker working on something we had no clue about was in February last year. Of course, all of these guesses could be wrong and we could indeed be looking at a new challenger to the production car top speed record, but that seems highly unlikely. Fortunately, this isn't the beginning of a drawn-out teaser campaign - the new model will be revealed tomorrow, June 8 at 10:00 CEST. Mark your diaries.