Bugatti Chiron Profileé Is A One-Off Pur Sport That Doesn’t Skimp On Luxurious

1,479-hp less-extreme tackle the handling-focused Pur Sport can be auctioned for charity in February

by Chris Chilton

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 Bugatti Chiron Profileé Is A One-Off Pur Sport That Doesn’t Skimp On Luxury

by Chris Chilton

Bugatti is nothing if not enterprising. With intelligent and cautious manipulation of its one platform and engine it has turned the Chiron into the world’s quickest automotive (Tremendous Sport 300+), an unlikely trackday weapon (Pur Sport), a homage to a Nineteen Nineties supercar icon (Centodieci) and essentially the most fascinating convertible on the planet (W16 Mistral). However nonetheless prospects needed extra. And what they needed, based on Bugatti, is the automotive you see right here, the Chiron Profilée.

The Profilée happened as a result of potential Bugatti house owners had been asking the luxurious automaker for a automotive with the on-track poise and snappy gearing of the handling-focused Chiron Pur Sport, however classier bodywork that distributed with the PS’s mounted rear wing. At this degree of spend the shopper is at all times proper, and Bugatti was able to oblige, till catastrophe caught. The Pur Sport proved extremely common, the 60-unit run promoting out rapidly, leaving no spare capability for Bugatti to place the Profilée into manufacturing with out busting over the self-imposed 500-unit most it had set for your entire Chiron programme.

Which implies the automotive you’re taking a look at, and which one fortunate soul will get to take dwelling when Bugatti auctions the mannequin for charity by RM Sotheby’s on February 1, is the one Chiron Profilée in existence.

Named, not in reality after a flowery dessert, however in honour of Jean Bugatti’s Sort 46 and 50 automobiles, which got the identical label for his or her distinctive silhouettes, the Profilée’s calling card is a good-looking looping hydraulic rear wing. It takes the place of the mounted spoiler on the Pur Sport and is designed each to supply downforce and draw sizzling air out of the engine bay.

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 Bugatti Chiron Profileé Is A One-Off Pur Sport That Doesn’t Skimp On Luxury

The 2 automobiles share the identical face although, every that includes large decrease air intakes both facet of a big horseshoe grille, however you received’t discover one other Chiron sporting the Profilée’s elegant Argent Atlantique blue paint. The decrease part of the physique is completed in uncovered carbon fiber tinted in Bugatti Blu Royal, a coloration replicated in sections of the wheels, whose design is once more unique to this Chiron particular. The Profilée can be the primary Chiron to get a woven leather-based end inside made up of two,500 m (8,200 ft) of leather-based strips, that are seen on the door trims and heart tunnel.

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That inside end offers the cabin a really totally different look to the Alcantara-swathed track-ready Pur Sport, however there’s nearer kinship below the pores and skin, with each automobiles that includes chassis tweaks geared toward enhancing the Chiron’s agility. The Profilée’s springs are 10 p.c stiffer versus the Chiron Sport’s and the rear axle serves up 50 p.c extra damaging camber to enhance cornering grip.

However having pushed a Pur Sport again to again with a base Chiron and Chiron Sport I can assure that the defining {hardware} improve is the 15 p.c shorter rear axle ratio the Pur Sport donates to the brand new automotive. The highest velocity is proscribed to “solely” 236 mph (380 km/h), although that’s nonetheless higher that the 217 mph (350 km/h) the Pur Sport presents, however what issues is that the in-gear acceleration is on a distinct degree to what you get from an everyday Chiron. Seventh gear seems like third in a regal quick automotive. Standing begin vitality isn’t unhealthy, both: zero to 62 mph (100 km/h) takes 2.3 seconds and 0 to 124 mph (200 km/h) is dispatched in an unimaginable 5.5 seconds.

 Bugatti Chiron Profileé Is A One-Off Pur Sport That Doesn’t Skimp On Luxury

And just like the Pur Sport, the Profilée archives these numbers utilizing the identical 1,479 hp (1,500 PS) quad-turbo W16 engine fitted to the bottom Chiron, fairly than the 1,578 hp (1,600 PS) model discovered within the Tremendous Sport, and Centodieci. Each of these automobiles speed up extra slowly due to their taller gears and even the record-breaking 300+ lags behind the Profilée till past 150 mph (240 km/h) when its slippery aero physique begins to do its factor.

The one factor Bugatti doesn’t disclose is how a lot the Profileé weighs. The Pur Sport got here in at 110 lbs (50 kg) lighter than a inventory Chiron, however a lot of that was because of the mounted wing and trick carbon wheels, neither of which seem on its luxury-lovin’ brother.

As for a worth, effectively that comes right down to how a lot champagne the bidders have been having fun with earlier than the hammer comes down on February 1. However when you think about that the Pur Sport price $3.6 million and there have been 60 of these and just one Profilée, it’s secure to imagine it’s going to be an enormous invoice.

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