The Bugatti Chiron Profilée, a one-of-a-kind piece of Bugatti historical past and the final W16-powered automotive accessible from the automaker, has offered for a loopy excessive value of 9,792,500 Euros ($10.7 million USD). This sale on the RM Sotheby’s public sale which befell in Paris yesterday makes the Chiron Profilée probably the most useful new automotive ever offered at public sale.
With manufacturing of the Chiron fashions, the W16 Mistral and the Bolide fully offered out, the public sale of the Chiron Profilée represented the final potential alternative to purchase a brand new Bugatti powered by the legendary W16 engine instantly from Bugatti. With such an vital piece of Bugatti historical past at stake, bidding was fierce each within the room and on the telephones.
“With only one Chiron Profilée ever set to exist, it was vital for us to supply the chance to accumulate this piece of historical past to as many individuals as potential and we have been excited with the keenness of the worldwide automotive group for this very particular automotive. Bidders clearly acknowledged the significance and worth of the Chiron Profilée, with an intense rivalry and a value that locations this automotive firmly into the historical past books.” – Hendrik Malinowski, Managing Director of Bugatti Vehicles
The identify ‘Profilée’ attracts inspiration from one in every of Jean Bugatti’s first creations – a particular Sort 46 mannequin often known as Surprofilée, with a sleeker silhouette and a chic sweeping tail. Simply as that automotive stays an vital a part of Bugatti historical past, the Chiron Profilée has now written in its personal chapter within the 114-year-old heritage of Bugatti.
Just like the Chiron Pur Sport5 the Chiron Profilée makes use of the 1,500 PS quad-turbo 8.0-liter engine. The sweeping mounted rear wing instantly built-in to the physique of the automotive each offers stability at excessive pace and essential cooling for the W16 engine. The Profilée can be the primary Chiron offered fitted with a woven leather-based end within the inside and its exterior colour named Argent Atlantique is totally distinctive and has by no means been utilized on another Chiron mannequin. The horseshoe-style wheels impressed by the Bugatti well-known horseshoe grille as properly are designed and engineered just for this particular automotive and symbolize different particulars which may solely be discovered on the Profilée.
Unike most one-off vehicles, the Chiron Profilée was developed with manufacturing in thoughts. The Profilée was a response to Bugatti clients wanting a tamer, extra elegant model of the track-focused Chiron Pur Sport launched in early 2020. Nevertheless, larger than anticipated demand for the Chiron usually meant all 500 construct slots for the hypercar have been already offered for earlier than the Chiron Profilée could possibly be dropped at market. This Chiron Profilée is definitely a pre-production unit that has been made authorized to drive on public roads in Europe. As a pre-production unit, it’s not included within the 500-unit construct run for the Chiron. Nevertheless, that also means there are actually 501 Bugatti Chirons on this world.
Bugatti plans to donate a portion of the proceeds from the public sale of the Profilée to charity.