Bidding Adieu to Bugatti’s W16 Engine
, 2023-01-30 13:23:30,
An era is ending for Bugatti, as the last available model powered by the brand’s mighty W16 engine will be auctioned Wednesday at RM Sotheby’s Paris sale. The sale is being held at the Salles du Carrousel in the Louvre Palace. The sale preview takes place tomorrow, if you happen to be in the City of Light.
While the company had all intentions of introducing the model, the Chiron sold out during the model’s development, making this the only one the company will build. The move is no surprise given that Croatian EV producer Rimac is now in control of French supercar manufacturer.
“Unprecedented demand for the Chiron models meant that, despite all the developments and tests we had already done, we could not bring the Profilée to production,” said Christophe Piochon, president of Bugatti Automobiles.
“But how could we not finish such a beautifully designed and engineered car? Offering it for sale at auction through RM Sotheby’s will give our customers, but also Bugatti devotees around the world, a fair chance of acquiring and enjoying this truly historic car.”
So, what is it exactly?
The vehicle being offered for sale, the 2022 Bugatti Chiron Profilée, is a one-of-a-kind built on the Chiron…
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