The latest addition to Bugatti's fleet of luxury sports cars is the Chiron Profilée, a unique model that has been created based on the popular Pur Sport model. Known for its track-focused performance and lightweight design, the Pur Sport features magnesium wheels, shorter gears, and a massive rear spoiler that allows it to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in just 2.3 seconds.
However, Bugatti's clients were looking for something a little different, so they requested a car that would combine the dynamic look of the Pur Sport with a softer aesthetic. To meet this request, Bugatti designers created the Chiron Profilée, which features an integrated rear spoiler that generates 80% of the downforce of the Pur Sport's full-length wing.
The Profilée also boasts wider air intakes and a larger hood-shaped grille to improve cooling, as well as a redesigned front splitter. The chassis of the Profilée is a hybrid of the Sport and Pur Sport models, with springs that are 10% stiffer than those on the Sport and a rear axle that has 50% more negative camber for improved handling.
Under the hood, the Chiron Profilée is expected to be powered by a formidable 8.0-liter quad-turbo W16 engine that delivers 1,479 hp and 1,600 Nm of torque. With a top speed of 380 km/h, the Profilée is capable of reaching impressive speeds, thanks in part to its unique rear wing that not only creates downforce on its upper surface but also helps to dissipate hot air from the engine on its lower surface.
Christophe Piochon, President of Bugatti Automobiles, said:
“Taking customer wishes to explore a less radical version of the Pur Sport seriously into consideration, we started with the design and development of the Chiron Profilée in Autumn 2020.
By the time we saw the pre-series vehicle coming out of production, all Chiron slots limited to just 500 were assigned for. But we knew that what we had created was too beautiful to be hidden away. It is – in every sense – a unique piece in Bugatti’s history and a true collector’s item.
And we wanted to give a fair chance to any devotee of the Bugatti brand to acquire this unique car, so we decided to partner with RM Sotheby’s to auction it."
Frank Heyl, Deputy Design Director at Bugatti Automobiles, said:
“With the wishes of the customer in mind, we incorporated an elegant, fixed sweeping tail that is both aerodynamically and thermodynamically optimized for the incomparable performance available to the Chiron Profilée’s owner, while keeping the graceful and timeless shape of the original Chiron.
The name Profilée takes inspiration from one of Jean Bugatti’s first creations – the Type 46, which also carried that elegant flick in the tail. As a one-of-a-kind model, the Chiron Profilée will be auctioned in Paris on February 1st, with a portion of the proceeds going to charity. This rare and unique vehicle is sure to be a hit with collectors and Bugatti enthusiasts alike.
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