The Chiron is the fastest, most powerful, and exclusive production super sports car in Bugatti’s history. Its sophisticated design, innovative technology, and iconic, performance-oriented form make it a unique masterpiece of art, form, and technique, that pushes boundaries beyond imagination.
Bugatti owes its distinctive character to a family of artists and engineers and has always strived to offer the extraordinary, the unrivalled, the best. Every element of the Chiron is a combination of reminiscence of its history and the most innovative technology. The result is a unique creation of enduring value and breathtaking automotive accomplishment.
The 2022 Chiron isn’t only the ultimate Bugatti, it’s the ultimate car. This $3 million work of art is capable of pummeling the pavement at over 200 mph thanks to a 16-cylinder engine that features four turbochargers and cranks out at least 1500 horsepower, the more expensive Super Sport model is even more powerful. The Chiron’s cabin is just as artfully designed as its exterior, and it coddles occupants in fine materials that help justify its price tag. But let’s be honest, people are really paying for the performance here. Those looking for modern conveniences or driver-assistance tech, won’t find them here, but after driving this monster, they likely won’t care about such minor drawbacks.
Buggati shares details of the Chirons
To showcase this program, Bugatti shared images of two Chirons featuring exterior and interior touches to make them stand out even more than they already do. We aren’t simply talking about a special paint color with some contrast stitching for the interior, in fact, Bugatti calls the exterior treatment Vague de Lumiére and it took five weeks to finish on each car, all done by hand, incorporating hand-painted designs with the inspiration being light, or rather, how light reflects off the body.
First of all, Bugatti designers had to create a number of 2D shapes that were applied to the hypercar’s 3D surfaces with millimeter-perfection. The contrasting paint was applied layer upon layer in order to create the illusion of light reflection. When this process was completed, the paint was secured with a number of layers of clear coat.
The more vibrant of the two is a Chiron Super Sport wearing a light blue base color with orange striping and wheels. That’s an extremely simple description of the car; the official color names are California Blue and Arancia Mira, and the design is tremendously intricate. The striping covers every body panel, with variations in shape and thickness throughout. At the request of the buyer, the grille sports the number 38 also painted orange Arancia Mira, and the color is prevalent throughout the customized interior.
The second Chiron is also striped but a bit more subtle in appearance. Its exterior is a mix of blue with exposed Blue Carbon bodywork overlayed with Nocture stripes. Bugatti lettering in blue takes center stage on the wing, with the red-white-blue French flag providing some extra color on the spoiler endplates. The number 9 painted in French Racing Blue graces the grille and moving inside, there’s more French Racing Blue along with black for interior trim.