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Bugatti Would Be The Last VW Division To Make An SUV 17
Jan
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Bugatti, Renderings, SUV on 01 17th, 2018


By this point, every brand under the Volkswagen Group umbrella is making SUVs: VW, Skoda, Seat, Audi… even Bentley and Lamborghini. All but one: Bugatti.
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Pagani Huayra And Bugatti Chiron Sold For Bitcoin In California 12
Jan
Posted by Brad Anderson in Bugatti, Bugatti Chiron, Pagani, Pagani Huayra, Reports on 01 12th, 2018


An exotic car dealership in California has sold both a Pagani Huayra and Bugatti Chiron via Bitcoin.

Taking to Instagram, Pagani Newport Beach revealed that the two hypercars were sold for Bitcoin in transactions worth more than $6 million combined.

This isn’t the first time we’ve heard about vehicles trading hands for Bitcoin. In fact, we have come across a number of listings for used cars, especially exotics, looking for new homes in exchange for Bitcoin.

As for the cars in question, the Chiron is an all-black example outfitted with black and grey leather throughout the interior. By comparison, the one-off Pagani Huayra sold is a lot more over-the-top, thanks predominantly to its carbon fiber exterior panels, silver paint, and bright red accents. Inside, it is covered in black and red leather. If we had to choose, we’d opt for the Italian.

Although Bitcoin, and other cryptocurrencies, are all the rage nowadays, we’re not so sure how smart it is selling vehicles for Bitcoin. Unlike traditional currencies, which are usually fairly stable in price, cryptocurrencies are notorious for unexpectedly and violently fluctuating in price. If the Bitcoin market crashes next week, the $6 million worth of Bitcoin used to purchase these two hypercars could be worth half that sum.

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Enthusiastic Crowd Welcomes Pair Of Bugatti Veyrons In Monaco 9
Jan
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Bugatti, Bugatti Veyron, Bugatti Videos, Film, video on 01 9th, 2018


Motoring enthusiasts can’t get enough of the Bugatti Veyron, even if its successor, the Chiron, has been out for almost two years now (how time flies, right?).

From the ‘regular’ model, which lives with ‘only’ 1,001hp, to the former record-breaker Super Sport and its 1,200hp, the Veyron continues to cause a mayhem wherever it arrives.

This applies to Monaco as well, where hypercars feel right at home at all times, but bystanders were very excited to see a pair of Veyrons cruising the streets of the Principality, even if they didn’t rev their W16 quad-turbo’d hearts out.

Ever since the newer and faster Chiron arrived, the Bugatti Veyron has become a bit more affordable. Still, you should get ready to spend a huge amount for a used example, as these usually retail from around $1.4 million, while barely-driven examples can break the $2 million barrier.

Buying a Super Sport, which was made in just 45 units, could turn out to be even trickier, as these rarely get listed for sale, but when they do, they change hands for in excess of $2.2 million, with some even breaking the $3 million barrier.

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Bugatti Chiron Hits 200MPH Faster Than You Can Say “Koenigsegg” 5
Jan
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Bugatti, Bugatti Chiron, Bugatti Videos, Film, video on 01 5th, 2018


Just by looking at its extraordinary output of 1,500PS, one would expect the Bugatti Chiron to be an absolute beast, a gigantic hypercar that’s a handful to drive.

However, that’s not the case, as the Veyron’s successor is as elegant and easy to drive as a luxury cruiser until you push the right pedal all the way down; and even then, it’s more refined than all of its direct rivals combined.

Last year, we saw the Chiron in the hands of various reviewers, but as the Molsheim-based company has started shipping them to various parts of the world, more people have the chance to sit behind the wheel.

Middle Eastern publication ArabGT are among those that got to drive the Chiron, but it’s not the chit-chat part that we’re interested in, as that’s all in, well… Arabic, but the sheer force it deploys under heavy acceleration.

The camera right in front of the speedometer reveals just how quick the Bugatti is, if you ever needed confirmation, and how fast the needle gets to 325km/h (202mph), in sixth gear – and there’s one more left. Bugatti is playing its hand very close to its chest, but we reckon that, at some point, it will attempt to beat the 458km/h (285mph) world record for production cars that was achieved by the Koenigsegg Agera RS a couple of months ago.

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Bugatti Chiron Hits 200MPH Faster Than You Can Say “Koenigsegg” 5
Jan
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Bugatti, Bugatti Chiron, Bugatti Videos, Film, video on 01 5th, 2018


Just by looking at its extraordinary output of 1,500PS, one would expect the Bugatti Chiron to be an absolute beast, a gigantic hypercar that’s a handful to drive.

However, that’s not the case, as the Veyron’s successor is as elegant and easy to drive as a luxury cruiser until you push the right pedal all the way down; and even then, it’s more refined than all of its direct rivals combined.

Last year, we saw the Chiron in the hands of various reviewers, but as the Molsheim-based company has started shipping them to various parts of the world, more people have the chance to sit behind the wheel.

Middle Eastern publication ArabGT are among those that got to drive the Chiron, but it’s not the chit-chat part that we’re interested in, as that’s all in, well… Arabic, but the sheer force it deploys under heavy acceleration.

The camera right in front of the speedometer reveals just how quick the Bugatti is, if you ever needed confirmation, and how fast the needle gets to 325km/h (202mph), in sixth gear – and there’s one more left. Bugatti is playing its hand very close to its chest, but we reckon that, at some point, it will attempt to beat the 458km/h (285mph) world record for production cars that was achieved by the Koenigsegg Agera RS a couple of months ago.

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Two-Tone Bugatti Chiron Draws Plenty Of Attention In Monaco 5
Jan
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Bugatti, Bugatti Chiron, Bugatti Videos, Film, video on 01 5th, 2018


The Bugatti Chiron is one of the fastest and most expensive cars on the market so it comes as little surprise that the model draws plenty of attention wherever it goes.

That’s even true in Monaco where this two-tone model was recently snapped by Facebook user Dphotographymc. The paint job might not appeal to everyone but that didn’t stop the Chiron from being approached by countless fans that couldn’t resist a closer look at the hyper car.

As you’re probably aware, the Chiron has a quad turbocharged 8-liter W16 engine that produces 1,500 PS (1,103 kW) and 1,600 Nm (1,180 lb-ft) of torque. It enables the car to accelerate from 0-100 km/ in 2.4 seconds, 0-200 km/h in 6.1 seconds, and 0-400 km/h in 32.6 seconds. Given enough room, the model can eventually hit a limited top speed of limited 420 km/h (261 mph).

Of course, the company is expected to introduce a more extreme variant in the future and Bugatti test driver Andy Wallace suggested Michelin could be able to develop specially-made tires that can sustain a top speed in excess of 450 km/h (280 mph). If this were to happen, the model would best the Veyron Super Sport, which set a new land speed world record for production cars when it achieved an average top speed of 267 mph (431 km/h) over the course of two runs.

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Want A Bugatti Chiron? This One’s Coming Up For Auction In Florida 2
Jan
Posted by Carscoops Staff in auction, Bugatti, Bugatti Chiron on 01 2nd, 2018


It’s been less than ten months since the first examples of the Bugatti Chiron started rolling out of the factory in Molsheim. In that time, Bugatti has produced 70 examples for eagerly awaiting customers.

That’s an average of… carry the two, divide by the square root of Pi… seven per month. And the waiting list is even longer. So unless your build slot is coming up soon, chances are you’d have to wait a long time to have one delivered from the factory.

So what’s a prospective buyer to do if he (or she) is late to the game, and wants one right now? Buy one second hand, that’s what. The trouble is that, with so few made, they don’t come available all that often. But there’s one about to hit the auction block – right here in America, no less.

The Chiron you see here – decked out in black and blue with just 249 “delivery miles” on the clock – isn’t being handled by RM Sotheby’s, Gooding, Bonhams, or Artcurial – auction houses that are typically entrusted with handling such high-value automobiles. This one’s being offered by Mecum Auctions, which tends to specialize more in classic American muscle.

That will make the Chiron an undoubted (if unusual) highlight of the upcoming sale in Kissimmee, Florida, where it will cross the block on Saturday, January 13. But then there’ll also be a yellow LaFerrari being auctioned at the same event – Mecum having notably sold another at Pebble Beach in August 2016 for over $5 million.

Short of gazing into a crystal ball, we couldn’t tell you how much it will sell for, but you can be sure it’ll be somewhere in the seven-figure range – and not at the low end of it, either.

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Forget The Veyron And Chiron – This EB110 SS Prototype Is The Bugatti You Want 31
Dec
Posted by Carscoops Staff in auction, Bugatti, Bugatti Concepts on 12 31st, 2017


There’s little question that Bugatti makes some of the fastest, most powerful hypercars ever, and we would consider ourselves immensely fortunate to have to choose which one we’d want. But if push came to shove, we would be tempted to go with this one right here.

It’s a 1993 EB110 SS, the lighter, more powerful, and altogether more extreme version of the pre-VW Group era. Instead of “only” 550 horsepower in the EB110 GT, the SS model packed 604 hp, providing world-beating performance capabilities for its time.

Now, at this point, you may be thinking that the new Chiron – and even the Veyron that came before – pack a more powerful punch. And you’re right, of course, as 600 is less than a thousand, any way you slice it. But the EB110 is lighter. Over a thousand pounds lighter, in fact: where the Chiron weighs around 4,400 pounds (almost as much as an Audi Q7), and the Veyron over 4,100 lbs (more than a Q5), the EB110 SS tips the scales at less than 3,300 lbs (barely more than an Audi TT).

With a (relatively) small-capacity 3.5-liter quad-turbo V12, the EB110 SS boasted a specific output of 172 horsepower per liter – better than the Veyron (even the Super Sport) and bested only by the Chiron (with its massive 1,479 hp) nearly a quarter-century later. Little wonder, since the EB110 was the brainchild of Romano Artioli, the same man who birthed the Lotus Elise, one of the lightest sports cars on the market.

The bottom line is that the EB110 SS was a relative featherweight, a precision scalpel to the leather-handled sledge hammers that followed. Put it up against either of its successors on a technical race track (without the long high-speed straights you’d find at Monza or La Sarthe) and we’d bet dollars to donuts the 110 would more than hold its own. Michael Schumacher was impressed enough to buy one, and that speaks volumes about it.

Unfortunately Bugatti only made 139 examples of the EB110 before it collapsed under the weight of Artioli’s ambitions, and only 36 of those were SS models like this one. But even in such rare company, this one stands apart. It’s a rare factory prototype, assured its place in the history books among the most notable vehicles ever to wear the Bugatti name. RM Sotheby’s (for which Tim Scott captured these images) expects it will sell for between €850,000 and €1.1 million (or about $1-1.3m) when the gavel drops in Paris on February 7.

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Early Two-Tone Blue Bugatti Chiron Heading To Paris Auction 29
Dec
Posted by Brad Anderson in auction, Bugatti, Bugatti Chiron, Reports on 12 29th, 2017


One of the first 20 Bugatti Chirons to be delivered worldwide is heading to auction in February as part of RM Sotheby’s Paris auction.

This particular Chiron looks almost identical to the example that premiered at the Geneva Motor Show in early 2016. As such, it adopts a two-tone Atlantic Blue over French Racing Blue livery and certainly has the looks needed for a car that supersedes the legendary Bugatti Veyron.

Other notable features present are the optional carbon fiber steering wheel, Maritime Blue brake calipers, and brown leather with contrast quilt stitching.

The auction house says that the French hypercar was delivered in April 2017 and has fewer than 1000 km (621 miles) under its belt, roughly half of which is test mileage.

As you’ll inevitably know by now, the Chiron is powered by a quad-turbo 8.0-liter W16 engine delivering a mighty 1500 hp, accelerating the car to an electronically limited top speed of 420 km/h (261 km/h). Given the right set of tires, it is thought that the Chiron could approach, or even exceed, 450 km/h (280 mph).

Pre-auction estimates for the Chiron sit between 3.2 million and 3.6 million euros.

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Bugatti Announces It Delivered 70 Chirons Worldwide This Year 22
Dec
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Bugatti, Bugatti Chiron, Reports on 12 22nd, 2017


It has been a good year for Bugatti, as 70 units of the Chiron have been shipped to customers throughout the world, helping the Molsheim-based car brand reach their target.

More than 300 units of the hypercar have been spoken for so far, despite a price tag in excess of $2.5 million. As Bugatti has announced that it will limit production to 500 units, this means that there are 200 still left for prospective customers.

“It is a tremendous success for the entire Bugatti team that we have already reached the target of 70 vehicles in the first full year of production of the Chiron”, said the brand’s CEO, Wolfgang Durheimer. “This outstanding performance is especially important because we aim to keep the waiting times for our customers as short as possible.”

Europe, where 43 percent of orders have been registered, is Bugatti’s largest market, followed by the United States and Canada with 26 percent. A further 23 percent have come from the Middle East, whereas the Asia-Pacific region accounts for 8 percent.

Unveiled during the 2016 Geneva Motor Show, the successor of the Veyron has a 1,500PS (1,479hp) and 1,600Nm (1,180lb-ft) 8.0-liter quad-turbo W16 engine. It needs less than 2.5sec to sprint from naught to 100km/h (62mph), though its top speed has yet to be announced. Still, it should be interesting to see if, at some point, they decide to go after the Koenigsegg Agera RS’ 457.94km/h (284.55mph) record-breaking run or not.

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This Bugatti EB110 Could Be The Next Best Thing To A Chiron 20
Dec
Posted by Carscoops Staff in auction, Bugatti on 12 20th, 2017


Bugattis are expensive. There’s just no way around that. But among Bugattis, some are more expensive than others.

Take for example this 1993 Bugatti EB110 GT. It’s heading for the auction block in Arizona next month, where RM Sotheby’s anticipates it will sell in the high six-figure range: between $750k and $950k, to be specific.

Now don’t get us wrong, that’s a big chunk of change to spend on a single automobile. But it’s a far cry from the millions you’d have to dish out for a new Chiron, or even for a second-hand Veyron. Which makes this a rather enticing opportunity to buy a (relatively) modern Bugatti supercar for under a million.

The EB110, for those unfamiliar, was the supercar that came before Volkswagen acquired the marque to produce the Veyron and Chiron. It was made in Italy, not in France, but was still very much an authentic Bugatti – right down to the quad turbochargers.

Those were bolted not to an eight-liter sixteen-cylinder engine, but to a 3.5-liter V12. The GT version (like the one pictured here by Brian Buchard for RM Sotheby’s) produced 550 horsepower, which was positively gargantuan by early-90s standards, and was followed by an SS model with 604 hp.

Between 1991 and 1995, Bugatti Automobili produced just 139 examples, leaving the EB110 considerably rarer than the VW-developed hypercars that followed. It’s not every day that one comes up for sale, so if you’ve had trouble turning one million into three to buy a new Bugatti, this could be your chance.

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Audi Sport Names New CEO As Company Plans To Add Five New Models By 2020 19
Dec
Posted by Michael Gauthier in audi, Bugatti on 12 19th, 2017


Audi has announced Michael-Julius Renz will become the new CEO of Audi Sport.

Renz will take over from Stephan Winkelmann who is departing his position to become the President of Bugatti. Winkelmann has been in charge of Audi Sport since 2016 and was previously the head of Lamborghini.

While Renz might not be a household name, the 60-year-old has held managerial roles at Audi for over 20 years including a stint as the president of Audi sales in China. Renz will take over control on March 1st and Audi Chairman Rupert Stadler said he will “further drive the growth of Audi Sport worldwide” and “firmly establish the brand as a global player in the market.”

Besides announcing the new CEO, Audi reiterated plans to launch five new Audi Sport models by 2020. The company declined to elaborate but noted its lineup will grow from 11 vehicles to 16.

While the company remains tight-lipped on specifics, Winkelmann previously stated an RS crossover is more of a priority than developing a hardcore R8. He also suggested more performance crossovers are needed to help increase the brand’s appeal to customers in the United States and China.

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Bugatti Chiron Hit With Worldwide Recall 8
Dec
Posted by Brad Anderson in Bugatti, Bugatti Chiron, NHTSA, Recalls, Reports on 12 8th, 2017


Bugatti has announced a recall of 47 examples of the 1,500 hp Chiron hypercar, 12 of which reside in the United States.

In what is just the latest example of high-priced exotics not being immune to recalls, Bugatti recently informed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that a number of Chirons have faulty welds in the front seat recliner brackets.

The French automaker says it has notified all the affected owners and will transport each Chiron via enclosed truck to the most convenient Bugatti dealerships for inspections. If inspections reveal a faulty weld, Bugatti will replace the entire seating assembly.

Although deliveries of the Chiron commenced quite some time ago, the road is far from over for the car. Bugatti is widely expected to announce the Chiron’s top speed sometime in 2018 but it remains to be seen if it will top the 277.9 mph top speed record recently set by the Koenigsegg Agera RS.

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Bugatti Chiron Hit With Worldwide Recall 8
Dec
Posted by Brad Anderson in Bugatti, Bugatti Chiron, NHTSA, Recalls, Reports on 12 8th, 2017


Bugatti has announced a recall of 47 examples of the 1,500 hp Chiron hypercar, 12 of which reside in the United States.

In what is just the latest example of high-priced exotics not being immune to recalls, Bugatti recently informed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that a number of Chirons have faulty welds in the front seat recliner brackets.

The French automaker says it has notified all the affected owners and will transport each Chiron via enclosed truck to the most convenient Bugatti dealerships for inspections. If inspections reveal a faulty weld, Bugatti will replace the entire seating assembly.

Although deliveries of the Chiron commenced quite some time ago, the road is far from over for the car. Bugatti is widely expected to announce the Chiron’s top speed sometime in 2018 but it remains to be seen if it will top the 277.9 mph top speed record recently set by the Koenigsegg Agera RS.

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Someone In Saudi Arabia Is Already Selling Their Bugatti Chiron 27
Nov
Posted by Brad Anderson in Bugatti, Bugatti Chiron, used cars on 11 27th, 2017


For those multi-millionaries and billionaires in Saudi Arabia that don’t want something as flashy as a Pagani or Koenigsegg, this Bugatti Chiron could be the vehicle of choice.

Recently listed for sale from Seven Car Lounge, the French hypercar has a grand total of zero miles under its belt, making it perfect for a businessman not willing to wait years to order and have their own Chiron delivered.

Unlike some we’ve seen delivered in the past, this Chiron has a classy and understated dark blue paint scheme with silver wheels and should, therefore, appeal to many prospective buyers. Inside, the story is largely the same with tan and black leather perfectly fitting of a member of Saudi Arabia’s ruling family.

As you’ll undoubtedly know by now, the Bugatti Chiron is powered by a quad-turbo 8.0-liter W16 engine delivering 1500 PS. While Bugatti has yet to publicize a top speed for the car, we do know that it’ll run from 0-400-0 km/h in a blistering 41.96 seconds.

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