Bugatti introduces special edition Chiron Sport to pay homage to its legendary race drivers
Bugatti has introduced the special edition Chiron Sport Les Légendes du Ciel, to pay tribute to the French pilots and race car drivers Louis Blériot, Roland Garros, Robert Benoist, Bartolomeo Costantini, and Albert Divo. Based on Chiron Sport, only 20 units will hit the production line by the end of 2020. It retains the same engine of the Chiron Sport but gets some cosmetic updates.
On the outside, the Bugatti Les Légendes du Ciel gets a matt-grey colour scheme like the aircraft from the 20th century. A broad runway-like white stripe runs in the centre of the car’s body from front to the rear. The special edition gets the ‘Les Légendes du Ciel’ badge on the front fenders and also gets the blue-red-white French tricolour on the front of the side sills. The horseshoe signature radiator grille now comes finished in glossy black colour with the mesh pattern representing the parade formation of the aircraft. On the rear, the rear is made up of black exposed carbon fibre and with a black-coated exhaust trim cover.
Under the hood, the special edition Les Légendes du Ciel based on the Chiron Sport retains the 8.0-litre W16 engine that churns out 1479bhp and 1600Nm of torque and is paired to a seven-speed automatic gearbox. The maximum speed is electronically limited to 420kmph.
Stepping inside the cabin, you will notice the interiors also reminiscing the ‘20s aircraft. The interiors are offered in brown Gaucho leather with a parade formation design pattern. The propeller logo and lettering is embossed all over the seats and the headrests, with a hand-sketched representation of the race between Nieuport 17 and the Bugatti’s racing car, Type 13 is crafted on the door panels. A ‘Les Légendes du Ciel’ logo in the central console, as well as the doors sills, can be found with an aluminium finish.
Every special edition Les Légendes du Ciel will be offered with the serial numbering of one to twenty inscribed on each one of it. The Chiron Sport is already a very exclusive hypercar and the special edition will be far rarer as only 20 lucky owners worldwide will be able to get their hands on it at an astronomical price of Rs 25.4 crore that excludes Indian taxes and duties.