When it comes to craftsmanship, Bugatti is the gold standard.
Bugatti has always represented automotive excellence and opulence, and the meticulous way in which its cars are built, with the absolute finest materials and most painstaking attention to detail is unmatched just about anywhere else in the automotive industry. However, if we know one thing, it’s that Bugatti is not a brand that refuses to rest on any laurels, and the luxury, quality, and artistry of a Bugatti spares absolutely no expense, and this is even more true in the case of the new Bugatti Chiron L’Ébé, which for the first time for Bugatti, is decorated in 24-karat gold.
This feat, achieved in conjunction with Bavarian minting and embossing company Poellath GmbH & Co. KG, is not only an effort that displays unbridled craftsmanship but also an engineering challenge that took five years to overcome, as pure gold is soft and sensitive. The process of applying and polishing the gold on the Macaron emblem involves taking the sterling silver, nickel-plated Macaron and applying a thin layer of gold which is then polished, and the mostly manual effort takes more than ten hours. Along with the Macaron, the “EB” logo and other accents also feature the gold, and against the “Blue Royal” carbon bodywork and the Silk/Lake Blue interior, the car is a stunning homage to the Art Deco era of style, a time that was a golden age for Bugatti and an age the car’s namesake, L’Ébé, Ettore Bugatti’s daughter, was known for. As the L’Ébé makes up the final three Bugatti Chirons, Bugatti had no choice but to let the iconic hypercar go out with a bang.