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This Bugatti Chiron is the most expensive new car ever

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The sale took place in Paris at an RM Sotheby’s event. The pre-sale estimate was around $5.2 million.

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The Chiron Profilee was built for customers who asked if a Chiron model could be made that integrated aspects of their character, while maintaining the elegance of models like the Chiron or Chiron Sport.

“Keeping in mind customer wishes to explore a less radical version of the Pur Sport, we began design and development of the Chiron Profilée in fall 2020. As we saw the pre-series vehicle go out of production, all Chirons were assigned. spaces limited to just 500. But we knew that what we had created was too beautiful to hide,” said Christophe Piochon, president of Bugatti Automobiles, in a press release when the car was revealed.

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Bugatti had announced that it was going to make 500 units of this hypercar, but finally made one more. It’s just this Bugatti Chiron Profile that was made for the final goodbye to the model.

At the auction house, they commented: “It is, in every way, a unique piece in Bugatti history and a true collector’s item. And we wanted to give any devotee of the Bugatti brand a fair chance to own this unique car, so we decided to partner with RM Sotheby’s to put it up for auction.”

With its super sporty design, this Bugatti Chiron Profile It reaches almost 380 kilometers per hour thanks also to its 1480 horsepower. It accelerates from 0 to 100 in 2.3 seconds. It is the fastest car in the world.

The Profilee features a fixed sweep tail that performs two crucial functions. First, the wing ensures stability and control up to the Profilée’s top speed of 236 miles per hour. It also uses negative pressure to suck hot air out of the engine bay through two tunnels in the carbon wing.

The Profilée is painted in a color called Argent Atlantique, developed exclusively for this car. The lower part of the car is exposed in carbon fiber, tinted blue. The wheels are also unique and match the carbon tint of the lower half of the body.

A percentage of the proceeds will go to charitable causes, according to Bugatti.

Source: Ambito

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