2019 Bugatti La Voiture Noire
The Bugatti La Voiture Noire is a one-off supercar based on the Chiron. Unveiled at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, it joins the Divo as a derivative from the already famous Chiron hypercar. The La Voiture Noire is a modern reinterpretation of the Type 57 SC Atlantic from the 1930s and was built to celebrate Bugatti’s 110th anniversary. Only one was made and sold for more than $12 million before taxes.
Unlike the Divo, a car that’s going to be built in 40 units, the La Voiture Noire will remain unique. This vehicle was created specifically for a Bugatti enthusiast that’s "fascinated by the Atlantic," a coupe that the French firm built in the 1930s. Despite the unique bodywork and detailing, the La Voiture Noir remains a standard Chiron under the hood, so performance is similar to the vehicle it is based on.
How Can Bugatti Get Off Charging $18.9 Million for the 2019 La Voiture Noire
Revealed at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show behind what seemed to be a rebarbative barrier and not a customary glass fence, the very black Bugatti La Voiture Noire become the most expensive car on earth. Its price is $18.9 million. The La Voiture Noire, a car that is a sort of a Buggati hommage to the stunning and super-rare Type 57 Atlantic, does look striking and almost otherworldly, but I am still pressed to justify its incredible value. In this article, I will explore how Bugatti can get off charging $18.9 million for the 2019 La Voiture Noire, an automobile more exclusive than the Bugatti Divo, and far more precious than the Bugatti Chiron. It is, still, directly linked to both of them.
Unique Bugatti La Voiture Noire Pays Tribute to the iconic Atlantic in Geneva
Bugatti just unveiled a brand-new supercar based on the Chiron at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. It’s called La Voiture Noire, it pays tribute to the iconic Type 57 SC Atlantic of the 1930s, and just like the Divo it has a bespoke exterior. Only one was built and sold for a whopping €11 million before taxes.
The $18-Million, One-Off Hypercar That Bugatti is Bringing to Geneva Could Be a Modern-Day Take on the Iconic 57 SC Atlantic
Bugatti’s stand at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show is shaping up to be the go-to stand at the event now that the French automaker has let the cat out of the bag. A modern-day take on the iconic Bugatti 57 SC Atlantic is coming to Geneva, and if rumors are true, this could be the $18-million, one-off model that former Volkswagen Group chief Ferdinand Piëch commissioned Bugatti to build for him. No confirmation has been made on that front, but a 57 SC Atlantic-inspired Bugatti is bound for Geneva. That much has been confirmed by no less than the French automaker through a teaser image in its Facebook page with the description, “Jean Bugatti’s 57 SC Atlantic cannot be re-created, but what do you think? Can we translate its design language into the 21st century?” If it wasn’t clear before, it’s crystal clear now. All eyes will be on Bugatti at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show.
Bugatti Could Redefine The Pricing of One-Off Builds at The Geneva Motor Show
Bugatti is no stranger to shaking up the industry when there’s an opportunity to do so. That “opportunity” could come sooner than we think because of rumors that the super luxury performance brand is developing a one-off creation for the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. The whispered price of this one-off? $18 million. Details are still scarce at the point, but it is rumored that this one-off Bugatti has already been built. More importantly, it was built for Dr. Ferdinand Piëch, the former chairman of the Volkswagen Group, and is being launched as part of the automaker’s 110th-anniversary celebration.
2018 Bugatti Chiron Sport
Introduced in 2016 as a replacement to the already iconic Veyron, the Chiron is Bugatti’s fastest and more powerful supercar to date. Limited to 500 units, it’s already making headlines on a regular basis, despite having yet to set a new world speed record for production cars. The benchmark is probably reserved for the upcoming Super Sport (SS) version, but Bugatti is keeping the hype at high levels with all sorts of special-edition models. At the 2018 Geneva Motor Show, exactly two years after the Chiron was unveiled, Bugatti launch a new variant called the Chiron Sport. It’s not the record-breaking Super Sport we’re all waiting for, but it does have a few tricks up its sleeve.
The reason why this new Chiron isn’t worthy of the Super Sport name is because the drivetrain carries over mostly unchanged. The chassis features a number of upgrades, but the engine remains in stock form, so performance is pretty much the same. But Bugatti made developments in a department that needed serious improvements since the days of the Veyron: the handling. The Chiron Sport is a much more agile car, and it’s better suited for track use. It’s also a bit lighter than the standard model and comes with industry-first windscreen wipers made from carbon-fiber. Let’s find out more about all these enhancements in the review below.
Continue reading to learn more about the Bugatti Chiron Sport.
The Buggati Chiron Sport Weighs Less, Gets Carbon Fiber Wipers and a New Exhaust Layout; Costs an Extra $1 Million
This is the Bugatti Chiron Sport, a car that weighs 18kg (39 pounds) less than the standard Chiron and features a new exhaust layout and carbon-fiber windshield wipers. Of course, that’s not all Bugatti did to make the Chiron Sport, as the suspension is revised, and it does get torque vectoring and a set of new wheels. It’s even a little faster in some circumstances, but it comes at a price: $3.6 million, about $1 million more than its standard brethren.
Bugatti’s "Updated" Chiron is Going to Turn Some Heads in Geneva
Sometimes, even the smallest of updates can make the biggest of differences. Bugatti is banking on that happening when it unveils an updated version of the Bugatti Chiron at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. Bugatti has been coy on what these updates are, but it did release a 16-second teaser of the hypercar, complete with a promise to further shape “our category.” Could we be a few days away from seeing a hotter version of the Chiron?
2018 Bugatti Chiron
The 21st century has brought us many fantastic supercars, but when it comes to performance, there’s one to rule them all. I’m talking about the Bugatti Veyron. It was discontinued in 2015 after 450 units were built over 10 years, during which time, it reigned as the fastest street-legal production car in the world. The Veyron Super Sport achieved 257.87 mph in 2010, a Guinness World Record that has survived to this day. This will change soon, however, as Bugatti has just unveiled a brand-new hypecar to replace the Veyron.
Meet the Chiron, the vehicle Bugatti claims as "the world’s most powerful, fastest, most luxurious, and most exclusive super sports car."
Improving an already incredible supercar that has a 1,184-horsepower W-16 engine and can hit close to 260 mph without a speed limiter is a daunting mission, but Bugatti somehow managed to best the Veyron. Not surprisingly, the car has been named after Louis Chiron, Bugatti’s factory driver in the European Championship in the early 1930s. He was one of the fastest drivers in the pre-Formula One racing era and previously inspired Bugatti to name the 1999 18/3 Chiron Concept after him. It’s been 17 years since that concept, but Chiron’s name now adorns what will become one of the greatest supercars in history.
The Bugatti Chiron made its debut at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show and the Molsheim-based brand claims it will shatter several record. “It is part of human nature to cross boundaries and set new records – to run 100 m faster than ever before, to fly even further into space and to enter new realms. This striving is also our driving force at Bugatti,” said Wolfgang Dürheimer, President of Bugatti Automobiles. “The Chiron is the result of our efforts to make the best even better.”
Keep reading to find out what makes the Bugatti Chiron special and sets it apart from its already spectacular predecessor.
Updated 11/11/2016: Bugatti dropped a new video featuring its latest supercar. The new video features some endurance tests in the scorching heat of Death Valley and other American deserts.
Continue reading to learn more about the Bugatti Chiron.
As the world waits for the arrival of the Chiron, Bugatti has announced that the sun has officially set on that car’s predecessor, the Veyron. After 10 years of setting speed records around the world, Bugatti has produced the final Veyron ever, and it is aptly named “La Finale.”
Now, before you get up hopes of snatching up the last-ever Veyron, you’re too late. "La Finale" is already sold. However, the owner was kind enough to let the French showcase it at the Geneva Motor Show. where it will be displayed alongside the first-ever production Veyron from 2005. That should make for an incredible show stand!
La Finale represents the 450th example of the Veyron, and the 150th roadster model. To put that into context, Bugatti sold as many Veyrons in a decade that Ford sells F-Series trucks in the U.S. each day… before lunch. Wolfgang Dürheimer, president of Bugatti Automobiles, said that “an unprecedented chapter in automobile history has reached its climax” with the Veyron’s conclusion, but with the Chiron on the horizon (rumored for a 2017 introduction), there’s an entirely new chapter waiting to be written.
Updated 03/02/2015: Bugatti unveiled the official details and specs on the Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse "La Finale" - the last Veyron that the company will build before bringing a new successor for the supercar.
Continue reading to find out more about the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse "La Finale".
Introduced 10 years ago, the Bugatti Veyron is facing retirement in 2015, when the 450th and final example will roll out of the Molsheim assembly plant in Alsace, France. To celebrate the event, Bugatti will showcase the final Veyron at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show in March, company president Wolfgang Durheimer revealed in an interview with German magazine Auto Motor und Sport.
The final Bugatti Veyron is a bespoke version of the Grand Sport Vitesse model, and although Durheimer decline to unveil any actual details, the 450th supercar will feature a unique exterior finish — likely in carbon fiber — and a host of bespoke interior appointments. If custom iterations such as the Black Bess and the Ettore Bugatti are any indication, the 450th Veyron will feature custom door panels and sills, a special insert in the center console extension, and various other ornaments. Look for exclusive leathers and upholstery colors as well.
What won’t change on the final iteration of the Veyron is its massive 8.0-liter W-16. The quad-turbo engine will produce the same 1,183 horsepower and 1,106 pound-feet of torque that made the Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse the fastest open-top production car in the world at 254.04 mph. With that much oomph traveling to the pavement through a seven-speed, DSG sequential gearbox and all-wheel drive, the Veyron needs only 2.6 seconds to sprint to 60 mph.
Click past the jump to read more about the final Bugatti Veyron.
Missed out on the first three models of Bugatti’s Legends Series?
Don’t worry, because Bugatti has a new one out that should give you more reason to part with $2.7 million.
This time around, Bugatti is paying homage to Rembrandt Bugatti, the brother of founder Ettore Bugatti and considered as one of the most famous sculptors of the 20th century.
The Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse Rembrandt Bugatti Edition distinguishes itself with a bronze clear-coated carbon exterior — a tip of the hat to the preferred material Rembrandt Bugatti used in many of his sculptures. Just below it on the lower area of the car, a light brown shade was used to make the two-tone finish pop more than it already does.
This is a Veyron after all, and even the minimal attempts at "popping-out" the color can be construed as unnecessary, but for the price customers have to pay and the uber-limited nature of the supercar — it’s limited to three units — these types of things distinguish it from other Veyrons.
Aside from the colors, you might also notice that the Bugatti horseshoe and the EB logo on the back of the car were given a platinum look, and the oil cap features a laser etching of Rembradnt’s signature. Rounding out the exterior aesthetics of this Veyron are alloy wheels that have been painted in two shades of brown — "Firefinch" and "Light Noix" — visually complementing the rustic bronze color of the supercar.
Moving inside, Bugatti’s choice of leather for the cabin is a light brown "Cognac" leather upholstery with the dancing elephant ornament on the rear center box. Apparently, Rembrandt Bugatti loved sculpting elephants and this particular one was also used as the hood ornament for the Bugatti Type 41 Royale.
Other features of note on the interior include a platinum EB logo on the steering wheel, the same bronze clear-coated carbon finish on the center console and braided leather for the door trims.
With the arrival of the Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse, Bugatti’s Legends Series now adds up to four released models with only two left to be showcased at a later date.
Click past the jump to read more about Rembrandt Bugatti.
It’s understandable that Bugatti’s Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse Rembrandt Bugatti Edition will get a lot of the love at the Geneva Motor Show. But don’t start thinking that it’s the only Veyron in attendance because Mansory won’t have any of it.
That’s because the Swiss tuner brought its own Veyron to the party, or to be more specific, its new Vivere program for the mighty Bugatti supercar.
This isn’t the first time Bugatti has been the subject of Mansory’s tender love and affection. But unlike its predecessor, the Vincero, the Vivere is, shall we say, a little more comprehensive on the facelift front, even if there’s a conspicuous absence of any sort of engine upgrade.
Maybe Mansory forgot to add one, or it just thought the program was best suited for aesthetic and aerodynamic upgrades only. Either way, it sure does liven up the Veyron, even if "livening up the Veyron" doesn’t necessarily translate to a better program.
Click past the jump to read more about the 2014 Bugatti Veyron Vivere by Mansory