Bugatti rolled out the new Chiron Supercar for its first UK public appearance, at the Goodwood FOS.
With the motto for this year’s Festival of Speed “Full Throttle - The Endless Pursuit of Power” the Bugatti super sports car with 1,500 PS and a top speed of 260mph seems to fit the bill. Piloted up the hillclimb by British racing driver and Le Mans winner Andy Wallace, Bugatti says it is currently preparing for the start of series production of the Chiron at the company’s headquarters in Molsheim, Alsace in France. The super sports car is to be produced in a limited series of 500 vehicles with over 200 customer orders already placed.
“As the most powerful and fastest production super sports car in the world, the Chiron embodies the motto of this year’s event like no other car in its class,” said Wolfgang Dürheimer, President of Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S. “We are pleased to be able to present the Chiron at this highly traditional event as its UK premiere and would like to thank Lord March for his hospitality.”
Andy Wallace, who has been an official Bugatti driver since 2011, will pilot the Chiron at the Goodwood hill climb this weekend. The former British racing driver and Le Mans legend is looking forward to the occasion. “It is a great honour for me to drive this exceptional vehicle at such a fantastic event, especially since this will be its premiere in my home country. I’m sure this will be a highlight of the festival.”
First Chiron deliveries are due in the autumn of 2016.