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An exclusive look at the Bugatti Chiron Profilée

Remember the Bugatti Chiron Profilée we presented to you a while ago? This car from Molsheim almost didn’t get built because all 500 build slots for the Chiron sold out too quickly, but in the end, Bugatti decided to build one single unit, and no matter how much money you had in your bank account, you couldn’t get your hands on it through a local dealership, Bugatti had something special in mind for this one-off model, the Bugatti Chiron Profilée will enter the RM Sotheby’s auction at the Louvre art gallery in Paris on February 1, 2023, and I have a feeling this final W16 car available from Molsheim could fetch a serious final bid, the W16 as we know it today will never be replicated again, making the Profilée the end of an era for Bugatti.

For this car that would be destined to be a one-off, Bugatti came up with a few very special details that would only be seen on the Chiron Profilée, like the shade on the body, called Argent Atlantique, uniquely developed just for the Chiron Profilée, the lower section of the car are adorned in bleu-tinted clear carbon fiber, and even the wheels are bespoke to this model only, as is the ‘ducktail’ rear wing integrated into the rear section of this 1,500 PS strong W16 masterpiece, but the differences between this one-off and the regular Chiron don’t end there, Bugatti also changed both the steering and the suspension settings on the Profilée for more responsive handling. Putting in shorter gear ratios on the transmission and an increased rev limit to 6,900 rpm (200 rpm more) will keep the Chiron Profilée accelerating all the way up to a top speed of 380 km/h.

But let’s take an exclusive look at the 2023 Bugatti Chiron Profilée, a name taken from the classic Bugatti Type 46 Profilée, in the video below, complete with an interview with Christophe Piochon, President of Bugatti Automobiles: