Bugatti unveiled a special version of the Chiron hypercar called Les Legendes du Ciel
The French brand introduced a special version of the Chiron hypercar, released in honor of famous racers.
Bugatti has introduced a special version of the Chiron hypercar called Les Legendes du Ciel, which means "legends of the sky" in French. The new product was dedicated to the famous racers of the 20s of the last century, who are also considered aces pilots.
"Bugatti has had close associations with aviation since the company was established more than 110 years ago. Many successful Bugatti racing drivers, such as Albert Divo, Robert Benoist, and Bartolomeo 'Meo' Costantini, flew for the French Air Force. The French aviator legend Roland Garros privately drove a Bugatti Type 18 to be as fast on the road as in the air." said the head of the automaker Stephan Winkelmann.
The special edition Les Legendes du Ciel differs from other Bugatti Chiron variants in the Gris Serpent body color that was characteristic of the fuselages of 1920s combat aircraft. The exhaust pipes are made of Inconel, a nickel-chrome heat-resistant alloy.
In the interior, finished in light leather and aluminum, graphics appeared on the door cards depicting a race between the classic Bugatti Type 12 sports car and the Nieuport 17 biplane. An image of an aircraft propeller was applied to the headrests.
The technical stuff remains the same. Bugatti Chiron is equipped with a 1500-horsepower eight-liter W16 engine with four turbochargers. The car can accelerate to 100 km/h in 2.5 seconds, and its maximum speed "for safety reasons" is electronically limited to 440 km/h.
A special series of Les Legendes du Ciel will be limited to 20 copies, the cost of each of which will be 2.88 million euros. The total production run of the Bugatti Chiron hypercar will not exceed 500 cars.