It’s a steep price to pay, but that comes with the territory of potentially owning one of the most exclusive performance cars in history

A build slot for the upcoming Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ is now up for grabs, provided you have around $5.2 million to spare. That’s the asking price of Auto Salon Kitzbuhel, a German dealership who posted the supposed build slot on Mobile, Germany’s largest online car market. Specific details about the Chiron Super Sport 300+ or even just the build slot were not revealed. Apparently, if you want to learn more about the said build slot and the justification for that stratospheric asking price, you’re going to have to reach out to the dealership through its WhatsApp profile. What’s clear is that if there’s legitimacy to this build slot, it’s hard to imagine someone not making a serious run at it given how limited — only 30 will be made — the Chiron Super Sport 300+ already is.

Bugatti Dealer Tries to Resell a Chiron Super Sport 300+ Build Slot for More Than The Price of the Car Itself Exterior
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First of all, wow. Second of all, wow. I know selling build slots is frowned upon by automakers — Ford and Porsche have disqualified those who have tried to flip their build slots for profit — but you have to admire the Car Salon Kitzbuhel dealership for offering up a build slot for the Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+. Perhaps it’s not even theirs. Maybe the real owner of the slot is asking the dealership to sell it for him so he can remain anonymous. The dealership obliges, gets a cut from the sale, and everyone goes home happy. That’s the optics that I can see here.

The truth is, though, that selling build slots is not as easy as it sounds, especially if you’re tacking a $5.2 million price tag for the slot itself. It’s even more complicated with a car like the Chiron Super Sport 300+. Bugatti is limiting the $3.9 million special edition Chiron to just 30 units. You have to belong to some rarefied company to be able to score a slot for the supposed record-breaking Chiron. Even if you meet all of Bugatti’s requirements to receive a slot, transferring ownership of said slot requires a lot of moving pieces, not just from your end, but also the dealership that you’re selling your slot through and Bugatti itself.

Bugatti Dealer Tries to Resell a Chiron Super Sport 300+ Build Slot for More Than The Price of the Car Itself Exterior
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I’d be surprised if Bugatti actually allows this, too. It’s well within its rights as the automaker behind the Chiron Super Sport 300+ to disqualify buyers who try to make a profit out of a car that technically doesn’t exist yet. I mentioned Ford and Porsche earlier as automakers that have taken steps in curbing flipping in the business, but it’s not just them. Honda did it during the release of the Civic Type R. Other automakers are less conspicuous, but there have been instances where some car brands have canceled reservations for the same reasons.

I’m not saying that Bugatti’s going to do it, but don’t be surprised if it does. After all, a $5.2 million price tag on a build slot for the Chiron Super Sport 300+ is $1.3 million more than the supercar's starting price.

That’s too much, even if the supercar in question is a 30-piece exotic that comes with extensive upgrades to the Chiron’s overall package. At the very least, it would be interesting to see if someone actually takes up the dealership’s offer and buys the built slot for the posted price or even negotiates it down to a more palatable price. Even better, it would be interesting to see how Bugatti responds to this. Only time will tell, but rest assured, we’re going to keep tabs on how this shakes out.

Bugatti Dealer Tries to Resell a Chiron Super Sport 300+ Build Slot for More Than The Price of the Car Itself Exterior
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If you’re wondering why we’re so interested, the answer is simple. This is the Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ we’re talking about. This particular version of the Chiron is considered an evolution of the Chiron Longtail. It features aerodynamically modified front and rear bumpers that add 9.8 inches to the car’s length. Its body is made from exposed carbon fiber and the only shade of color you’ll see are the orange racing stripes that are similar to the ones worn by the supercar’s spiritual predecessor, the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport. Just as Bugatti created the Veyron Super Sport World Record Edition to celebrate the achievements of the Veyron Super Sport, the French automaker is doing the same thing with the Chiron Longtail.

Since the Chiron Super Sport 300+ is a road-going model, all the computers and timing equipment from the record-setting Chiron are all gone.

So is the roll cage. Expect a typical Bugatti interior on this one, complete with all the luxury features and trimmings that Molsheim is famous for.

Bugatti Dealer Tries to Resell a Chiron Super Sport 300+ Build Slot for More Than The Price of the Car Itself Exterior
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Arguably the most important feature of the Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ is the 8.0-liter quad-turbo W-16 engine that powers it. Not only is it an evolved version of the same W-16 unit that powers the standard Chiron, but this evolution comes in the form of a 1,578-horsepower output. That’s almost 100 horsepower more than the standard Chiron. It’s also the same setup you’ll see in the Bugatti Chiron Centodieci. Top speed, on the other hand, is limited to “just” 273 mph. It would make sense to put a cap on the supercar’s speed given that it’s not specced to handle the rigours of a car that can exceed 300 mph.

To be clear, though, there’s a reason “300+” is part of this limited-edition Chiron Super Sport’s name. Bugatti says that it’s capable of hitting — and exceeding — that number if the speed limiter is removed. Why someone would that, though, is a question only an irrational man would ask. Just because the Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ can hit speeds in excess of 300 mph, that doesn’t mean you have to be the one to try it. You can, however, take it out for a spin at Bugatti’s Ehra-Lessein race track where a 5.4-mile long straight is waiting for the Chiron Super Sport 300+

Knowing all of this, would you still pay $5.2 million for this supercar?

Bugatti Dealer Tries to Resell a Chiron Super Sport 300+ Build Slot for More Than The Price of the Car Itself Exterior
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Source: Mobile

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