The Geneva International Motor Show is the beating pulse of the exotic car industry, so Bugatti released stunning news to start off the week. The long road of development for the Chiron is over. Customers are beginning to receive their orders and sales have reached 250 cars. Only 500 will be produced, so reaching the half-way point is significant. One lucky owner allowed the manufacturer to showcase his car in their booth, finished in “Bleu Royal” exposed carbon fiber. Bugatti President Wolfgang Dürheimer said: “The fact that we have already taken orders for half of the Chiron series even without test drives so far bears witness to the great confidence of our customers in our brand and its strong aura”.
Capping the number of production cars at this price range might seem trivial, especially if Bugatti claims to lose money on each example due to development costs. As the successor to the quad turbo sixteen cylinder Veyron, the engine is one of the few parts to be carried over. Of course, it has been fortified to produce 1,479 hp and 1,180 lb-ft of torque. In theory, it should make for a top speed north of 280. This would claim the title of world’s fastest production car back from Hennessey Performance but he has something new in the works. Also noted in the press release is that European orders are surpassing US and Asian markets, but we know a few are coming this way. So stay with us for Bugatti updates as cars begin to arrive.