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Bugatti Swears This Is the Final Chiron: L'Ultime

01 Jun 2024
  • How does the design and livery of the Bugatti Chiron L'Ultime pay homage to the original Chiron displayed at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show?
  • What are the specifications of the Bugatti Chiron L'Ultime?

In the world of hypercars, Bugatti stands as a paragon of engineering prowess and luxury, and the Chiron has been the crown jewel of its lineup. However, the era of the Chiron has come to an end. Bugatti has officially unveiled the final car in this legendary lineage, aptly named L'Ultime. This 500th Chiron marks the conclusion of a saga that began in 2016, capturing the imaginations of car enthusiasts worldwide.

A Tribute to a Legacy

A Tribute to a Legacy

The Bugatti Chiron L'Ultime is based on the Super Sport model, embodying the pinnacle of the Chiron's evolution. Its design pays homage to the original car displayed at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show, featuring a distinctive livery that fades from French Racing Blue to Atlantic Blue. This elegant two-tone scheme is not just a visual treat but also a canvas that tells the story of the Chiron's journey over the past eight years.

Hand-written on the car's body are the names of significant events and places that have marked the Chiron's illustrious history. These include Ehra-Lessien, where the Chiron hit an astonishing 304 mph, Paul Ricard, where it underwent rigorous testing, and Geneva, where it made its debut. The list also includes Chantilly, a recurring showcase venue, Château Saint Jean, and Cape Canaveral, where select customers experienced the Chiron's top speed capabilities.

To cement its status as the final model, the number "500" is hand-written on various parts of the car, including the underside of the rear wing, the wheel caps, ahead of the rear wheels, and even engraved on the engine cover. The French flag on the side mirrors proudly denotes the Chiron's place of birth in Molsheim, France.

The Heart of a Monster

The Heart of a Monster

Underneath its bespoke exterior, the Chiron L'Ultime houses the same quad-turbo, 8.0-liter W-16 engine that has powered its predecessors. This powerhouse is a testament to Bugatti's relentless pursuit of speed and performance, delivering unparalleled driving experiences that few cars in the world can match.

Beyond the Chiron

Beyond the Chiron

While L'Ultime is the last Chiron-badged car, it doesn't signify the end of Bugatti's use of the Chiron platform. The company is still producing the Mistral roadster, limited to 99 units, and the track-only Bolide, with just 40 units being made. Both of these models are based on the Chiron's underpinnings, ensuring that the Chiron's legacy will continue for a little while longer. The Bugatti Chiron L'Ultime is more than just a car; it is a celebration of a legacy defined by unparalleled performance, luxury, and innovation. As Bugatti closes the chapter on the Chiron, it does so with a masterpiece that encapsulates the spirit of its predecessors while paving the way for future marvels. The automotive world bids farewell to the Chiron with admiration and anticipation for what Bugatti will unveil next.

Wael Nakhle

BY Wael Nakhle

Wael is an automotive content writer specializes in creating written content for Motor 283. Producing a wide range of content, including blog posts, articles, product descriptions, reviews, and technical guides related to cars, trucks, motorcycles, and other vehicles, with an unprecedented passion for cars, and motorcycles.

NEW MORGAN PLUS FOUR MAKES ITS MIDDLE EAST GRAND PREMIERE ONBOARD THE ICONIC QE2 CRUISE SHIP IN DUBAI

17 Jun 2024
NEW MORGAN PLUS FOUR MAKES ITS MIDDLE EAST GRAND PREMIERE  ONBOARD THE ICONIC QE2 CRUISE SHIP IN DUBAI

Adamas Motor Group, the exclusive Retail Partner of Morgan Motor Company in the UAE and Bahrain, proudly announces a significant milestone in its expansion in the Middle East region with the Grand Premiere of the long-anticipated Morgan Plus Four sportscar held aboard the iconic Queen Elizabeth 2 cruise ship in Dubai, UAE.

The highly exclusive event marked the official arrival of the Morgan brand in the region with Adamas Motor Group officially appointed to support the wider GCC network with providing a suite of Managed Services, in addition to their continued efforts as exclusive Retail Partner in the UAE and Bahrain.

The event was graced by the presence of prominent guests from Morgan Motor Company including CEO, Massimo Fumarola and Chief Design Officer, Jonathan Wells, as well as His Majesty’s Consul General to Dubai and Northern Emirates, Oliver Christian. 

SBX CARS BREAKS WORLD RECORD FOR THE MOST VALUABLE CAR SOLD ONLINE

17 Jun 2024
SBX CARS BREAKS WORLD RECORD FOR THE  MOST VALUABLE CAR SOLD ONLINE

The Dubai-based 2015 Lamborghini Veneno Roadster featured on SBX Cars has become the most valuable car ever transacted via an online-only auction platform, selling for US$6,000,000 last week. The sale surpasses a 2017 Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta, which previously sold for US$5,360,000 in 2022. This marks not only a new online auction record, but also an impressive milestone for the newly-founded SBX Cars platform.

The rare Veneno Roadster, only one of nine worldwide, had previously appeared at a well-known in-person auction house in 2020, with an estimated sale price of between €4,500,000 and €5,500,000, however, failed to sell.

Previously owned by a member of the House of Saud, the royal family of Saudi Arabia, the coveted road-legal 6.5-liter naturally-aspirated V12 Veneno Roadster has a maximum output of 750 PS / 552 kW / 740 HP and accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in just 2.9 seconds, with a top speed of 355 km/h.

Finished in a matt black over an interior trimmed in lime green and black leather, the super sports car also boasts lime-green pinstriping on the exterior, adding a touch of contrast and personality to its fighter-jet-like bodywork.

In the two months since launching, SBX Cars has registered thousands of global bidders from over 40 countries, and has sold cars into the US, Mexico, Dubai, Kuwait, Germany and Hong Kong. The platform is the world's first global premium auction site, selling the the most coveted and collectible vehicles to buyers all over the world.

SBX Cars also announced the exclusive rights to auction the highly-anticipated Lotus Black&Gold Collection - the world’s largest collection of Lotus historic cars and rare collectible assets from the famous John Player Special Formula One era.

The New MINI Cooper 5 Door

17 Jun 2024
The New MINI Cooper 5 Door

A few months after the launch of the new MINI Cooper 3 Door, the five-door Cooper is now joining the new MINI family. The MINI Cooper 5 Door is characterised by the brand's typical driving fun, extended space, and distinctive functionality. These make the five-seater an exceptional phenomenon in its segment, together with its unique design - a combination of tradition and modern, purist styling - and innovative assistance systems.

The body dimensions are almost identical to those of its predecessor and underline the basic idea behind every MINI: To create as much space as possible on a small footprint. In the case of the MINI Cooper 5 Door, this means an interior that offers enough space for five passengers. All of which benefits the occupants in terms of comfort and space. Short overhangs, clear surfaces and expressive accents also give the new MINI Cooper 5 Door its unmistakable charisma. Inside, digital innovations and an immersive user experience take the MINI DNA to a new level.

The larger body version of the purist MINI Cooper also delivers the brand's hallmark driving fun and agile handling. There is a choice of two efficient petrol engines which, combined with the modern chassis and precise steering, deliver the hallmark MINI go-kart feeling.

The three-cylinder petrol engine of the MINI Cooper 5 Door C generates 156 hp. The MINI Cooper 5 Door S is powered by a four-cylinder petrol engine with 204 hp. Hallmark MINI steering and powerful brakes ensure a high level of driving fun, safety, and comfort. Compact dimensions, short overhangs, and a small turning circle make the MINI Cooper 5 Door a versatile model for the city.

The new MINI Cooper is characterised by "Charismatic Simplicity". The design language of the current MINI family presents the traditional values of the brand with a striking clarity. The authentic design language of the new models combines advanced technology with elementary principles of vehicle design and brand origins.