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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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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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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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Seven Impossible Car Mashups That’ll Make Or Break Your Day 17
Dec
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in BMW i8, Bugatti Chiron, Chevrolet Camaro, Classics, Dodge Charger, Ferrari LaFerrari, Fiat, Ford GT, Lamborghini Aventador, nissan gt-r, Nissan Juke, Pagani Huayra, Renderings, VW Beetle on 12 17th, 2017


Some car designs just don’t mix, and trying to force them together could make you lose your appetite. You’ve been warned.

First, worry not, because your eyes are not deceiving you. You truly are looking at seven of the most “unholy” car mashups we’ve ever seen. The only thing missing is for these cars to suddenly start speaking Latin and laugh maliciously.

But before we go looking for a priest, let’s run through each of these images, courtesy of Click Mechanic, and at least try to make some sense of what we’re looking at.

Let’s start with the Batmobile wannabe, you know, because at least it looks drivable.

#1 BMW i8 + Dodge Charger

The classic Charger and the modern BMW i8 couldn’t be more different. One is a plug-in hybrid with sporty features and futuristic looks, while the other is a gas guzzling muscle car that will mostly drive sideways if you don’t stay off the throttle.

Put them together and you might get something like this thing, which features a massive V8 with a blower, chrome bits on the wheel arches and a NASCAR-style spoiler at the rear. It’s weird, but at least it looks like it would be fun to drive, right?

#2 Bugatti Chiron + VW Beetle

This one makes sense from a branding standpoint, since VW owns Bugatti. You’ve got the all-new Chiron hypercar in one corner, and the classic VW Beetle in the other.

Make sure to take it all in, from the heavy chrome bumpers and alloys to the Beetle fenders. Overall though, you might as well put Dick Dastardly and Muttley in this car and call it a day, because it’s really wacky.

#3 Pagani Huayra + Chevy Camaro

Here’s another one you might be tempted to at least drive, since it’s comprised of a Pagani Huayra and a classic Chevrolet Camaro. It’s rugged American muscle meets crafty Italian engineering.

It’s got headlights from both vehicles, classic wheels, plus another NASCAR-style spoiler, just like on the i8 Charger. We’re not so sure about its aerodynamic properties though.

#4 Nissan GT-R + Nissan Juke

Another family affair, this time from Japanese automaker Nissan. It actually looks kind of cute, if we’re being honest, but don’t let that stop you from letting us know how much you hate it, if that’s the case.

Besides, if you’re a GT-R fan, the last thing you want is for it to be associated with something like the Juke, an urban-oriented crossover that never even got to break the Internet.

#5 Ford GT + Ford Raptor

If somebody ever managed to actually build this car, the waiting list on it might actually match that of the regular Ford GT. The mashup shows a very aggressive vehicle, one that should have no problem with going off-road, while able to win plenty of straight line races as well.

In a way, it’s the best of both worlds. The only thing missing is room for more passengers and luggage.

#6 Lamborghini Aventador + Lamborghini Tractor

If you want to take Lamborghini back to its early beginnings, you could then try to build something like this Aventador-inspired tractor and it probably wouldn’t be all that hard either.

All you need is the tractor, plus an Aventador front fascia, which doesn’t even have to come from the real car – some people can just make those for themselves. As for this one, it also features a massive winch and a connector for fitting it with a large plow.

#7 Ferrari LaFerrari + Fiat Multipla

This is a really fascinating combination, in the sense that on one hand you’ve got arguably the most beautiful car ever built in the LaFerrari, and then you’ve got one that many consider the ugliest car ever, in the Fiat Multipla. We can call this either the LaFiat or the LaMultipla, you decide.

The contrast between the two speaks volumes, and in a weird way, they kind of match, since they’re both Italian…but let’s not kid ourselves. Consider the hypercar properly insulted.

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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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There’s Something Delightfully Incongruous About A Base-Spec Exotic 26
Nov
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Aston Martin DB11, Bugatti Chiron, Ferrari F12berlinetta, Ferrari LaFerrari, Ford GT, Lamborghini Centenario, Lamborghini Huracan, McLaren P1, Mercedes AMG GT, Pagani Huayra, Porsche 918, Renderings, Rimac on 11 26th, 2017


Automakers are doing their best these days to make even their most basic, budget-friendly vehicles look polished. But there are some you can expect to see in base spec – mostly for professional use and deployment as part of large fleets.

We’re talking about work-a-day vehicles like the Ram Tradesman, for example, or the Opel Corsavan. But an exotic supercar? Perish the thought!

That’s precisely the delightful incongruity we’ve been seeing these lately, albeit only in the digital realm: six-figure supercars and even seven-figure hypercars stripped of their painted bumpers and flashy wheels, fitted instead with matte black noses and tails and plain old steel rims.

Of course, even if you could, ordering one that way wouldn’t put much of a dent in the purchase price of something as expensive as a Bugatti Chiron, Koenigsegg Agera, Pagani Huayra, or even something as relatively “affordable” as a Lamborghini Huracan, Aston Martin DB11, or Mercedes-AMG GT.

It’d ruin the handling too, and make your big-buck exotic look like it were in the middle of being repaired. So we’re thankful that none of these exist in reality, but it’s still funny to look at these curious renderings from Nikita Aksyonov and chuckle at the “what if” of it all.

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Bugatti Chiron ‘Number One’ Has A ’66 Batmobile Vibe 11
Nov
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in auction, Bugatti, Bugatti Chiron, Galleries, used cars on 11 11th, 2017


Another Bugatti Chiron is trying to find a new home, and this time, it’s legit.

It also seems the person who ordered the car must have been a fan of George Barris’ work on the 1966 Batmobile – not that it’s a bad thing, as the red accents nicely contrast the murdered-out body on this example.

Registered for the RMSothebys auction in New York City, on December 6, it’s the first one ordered for the US market, hence its ‘Number One’ tag, and it’s estimated to sell for $3.5-$4 million.

From the time its assembly was completed in Molsheim, France, it has only been driven for 250 miles (402km), for pure testing purposes, and it hasn’t even been registered for road-use in the United States, which is why is condition is described as “new” by the auction house.

Finished in black, with red accents both inside and out, this sinister-looking Bugatti Chiron craves to make its new owner happy every time it will leave the garage, hoping to unleash its 1,479hp (1,500PS) and 1,180lb-ft (1,600Nm) of torque from the stable.

Offered alongside the hypercar to the winning bidder are a number of accessories, such as the 1:8 scale model of this exact unit, aluminum Bugatti crate that contains a leather box with an extra key, speed key, flash drive, car cover, trickle charger, and owner’s manuals and reference guide.

So, unless you’ve already bought a Bugatti Chiron of your own, or lack the necessary funds to do so, what’s your excuse for not doing it already?

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Want A Bugatti Chiron? This One Can Be Yours For Just $4 Million 7
Nov
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Bugatti, Bugatti Chiron, used cars on 11 7th, 2017


If you were hoping to pick up a new Bugatti Chiron and haven’t placed your order already, you’re looking at a bit of a wait.

As of half a year ago, Bugatti had already sold out half the entire production run (which will take years complete) but had only delivered three examples. So what’s a prospective owner to do?

Buy one “used,” like the one you see here. Listed by Semco Exclusive Cars out of Munich, this two-tone blue Chiron with a saddle leather interior carries an asking price of €3.5 million – or roughly $4 million at today’s rates.

While we might otherwise take its availability with a grain of fine Alsatian salt or two, it’s pictured here in Semco’s showroom – which has seen several other Bugattis before, including two Veyrons currently listed, alongside two Pagani Huayras, two LaFerraris, and two Porsche 918s.

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Want A Bugatti Chiron? This One Can Be Yours For Just $4 Million 7
Nov
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Bugatti, Bugatti Chiron, used cars on 11 7th, 2017


If you were hoping to pick up a new Bugatti Chiron and haven’t placed your order already, you’re looking at a bit of a wait.

As of half a year ago, Bugatti had already sold out half the entire production run (which will take years complete) but had only delivered three examples. So what’s a prospective owner to do?

Buy one “used,” like the one you see here. Listed by Semco Exclusive Cars out of Munich, this two-tone blue Chiron with a saddle leather interior carries an asking price of €3.5 million – or roughly $4 million at today’s rates.

While we might otherwise take its availability with a grain of fine Alsatian salt or two, it’s pictured here in Semco’s showroom – which has seen several other Bugattis before, including two Veyrons currently listed, alongside two Pagani Huayras, two LaFerraris, and two Porsche 918s.

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