At Bugatti’s atelier in Molsheim, France, production of the ground breaking, next generation Chiron hypercar is quietly ramping up for customer deliveries to begin in the coming weeks.
Following in the footsteps of the Veyron, the Chiron takes performance, personalization, and luxury to new levels for the fortunate few who are able to put this 1,500-horsepower automobile in their garages.
When we drove the Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse, the acceleration was particularly mind-bending and it had only 1,200 horsepower. 1,500 horsepower? Yeah. That’s more like it.
It takes twenty Bugatti employees an average six months to carefully assemble a single, limited production Chiron in the tiny factory. The entire process takes roughly nine months from customer order through to delivery, requiring a tremendous amount of patience on behalf of the customer.
Every step of the Chiron’s production is remarkable and Bugatti even goes to great lengths to protect each example during its post-assembly testing. A Chiron simply doesn’t go out onto the road for a shakedown. Rather, Bugatti applies a protective wrap to each car – which takes a full day – before venturing out onto the 300 km standard test route that includes a high-speed run on an airstrip and a return trip to Molsheim via the German Autobahn.
This year, Bugatti will produce about seventy examples of ultra luxe, ultra fast Chiron.
Images courtesy of Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S.