Bugatti Chiron Sport '110 ans Bugatti' unveiled

Doris Richards
February 9, 2019

French maker of supercars Bugatti is celebrating the 110th anniversary of its very first vehicle with a special version of the Chiron Sport, limited to just 20 cars.

There aren't any mechanical upgrades, so the "110 ans Bugatti" is forced to make do with the same 1,500hp and 1,180lb ft as the standard Chiron Sport's 8.0-litre quad-turbo W16 produces, although it also benefits from the same 18kg weight saving over the standard auto thanks to all that carbon fibre.

Based on the Chiron Sport, the limited-edition package features a "Le Bleu-Blanc-Rouge" theme to match France's tricolor flag. The underside of the rear spoiler is painted with the French flag.

Having taken a look at the photos, you are probably now wondering why the colours of the French flag are shown as a mirror image on the right-hand side of the vehicle.

Power (and that's a true understatement here) is as per the regular Chiron Sport, with an 8-litre, 16-cylinder, quad-turbo petrol engine pushing 1103kW and 1600Nm. The matt black exhaust system sits in contrast. Bugatti says the cap is sandblasted before being hand polished to achieve its lovely finish, with the '"110 ans Bugatti' emblem and the Tricolore running vertically through it".

Dark blue is used throughout the cabin, while French Racing Blue highlights are found on the seats, window controls, seat belts, and storage areas. The sports steering wheel combines matt carbon fibre with a blue leather cover. The surfaces are either soft Deep Blue leather, Alcantara or blue carbon fibre. The sky view roof consisting of two fixed glass panels above the driver's and passenger's seats, available as an option on the Chiron, is a standard feature of the special edition.

Instead of some clear nods to the old Type 10, Bugatti has turned the Chiron into a celebration of France, where Italian-born Ettore spent much of his life. Shortly afterwards, he continued the development of his Type 10 to create the Type 13 - the first official Bugatti model. The auto will have a limited run of 20 cars. Keep your foot on the pedal and you'll hit 400 km/h in 32.6 seconds before maxing out at 420 km/h.

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