Bugatti’s Latest Chiron Honors Some Segends of the Sky
Remember the Legend editions of the Veyron built to honor key figures from Bugatti’s past? Well, the French brand is at it again with new Legend editions of the Chiron, and the first of those Bugatti racers from the early last century to also cross the sky’s the limit.
Bugatti unveiled the Chiron Sport “Les Légendes du Ciel” on Tuesday, honoring Bugatti racers such as Albert Divo, Robert Benoist and Bartolomeo Costantini, all of whom flew in the French Air Force. Bugatti also noted Roland Garros, the French aviator who owned a Bugatti Type 18 and also flew for the French Air Force.
Special details of the car include a white center line on the exterior and a number of small details that serve as allusions to the historic aircraft that some of the aforementioned pilots flew in. The main gray exterior color, known as Gris Serpent, is also described as a modern interpretation of a typical color used in early aircraft. The iconic horseshoe grille here also features a new mesh pattern meant to represent planes flying in formation, like you see at air shows.
Inside, the designers have chosen full leather trim, in this case a fine leather called Gaucho. It has a light brown color, similar to the color of the leather used in early airplanes, and is contrasted only by aluminum accents, including an aluminum insert with the logo “Les Légendes du Ciel”. The logo is also on the headrests, as well as a numbered plaque.
The special edition is based on the Chiron Sport and offers the full 1,480 horsepower of the Chiron’s 8.0-liter quad-turbocharged W-16, but weighs about 40 pounds less than the standard car thanks to various weight-saving mods.
Only 20 examples will be built, and of course Bugatti is providing the Chiron’s Sky View transparent roof for the cars. The starting price for a Chiron Sport “Les Légendes du Ciel” is 2.88 million euros.