Stephan Winkelmann had a busy week in early June 2021 at the MIMO, the Milano Monza Motor Show, not only did he have to fulfill his role as President and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini SpA to talk about the Sián, the Huracán STO, and the Urus being on display at this open-air public show (read our article on Lamborghini at the MIMO), but he’s also still President at Bugatti, and the MIMO show was the perfect venue for the world premiere of the Chiron Super Sport to the public.
We’ve covered the brand new Bugatti Chiron Super Sport earlier in-depth already, please take a look at that article for more information about the latest hypercar from Molsheim, the fourth iteration of the famous Super Sport moniker used by Bugatti since 1931 for their special, light-weight performance evolution of existing models, probably the most famous being the EB110 Super Sport from the 90s of which only 39 units were ever built.
The Bugatti Chiron Super Sport finished in white is shown at the MIMO show, using the famous 8.0-Liter W16 engine with 1,600 P, she’s capable of reaching a top speed of 440 km/h, and comes with a price tag of €3,200,000 before taxes ($3,900,000 at today’s exchange rate), the first customers will receive their Super Sport in early 2022.
Stephan Winkelmann was behind the wheel of the new Chiron Super Sport in the parade on Thursday evening and presented the new vehicle to the enthusiastic crowds by Milan Cathedral. “It feels fantastic to be presenting the new Chiron Super Sport live,” says Stephan Winkelmann. “Showcasing a new model in Ettore Bugatti’s birthplace is very meaningful to me. The Chiron Super Sport looks perfect in this setting of the Piazza del Duomo, and the famous Monza racetrack is nearby, too, even if it can’t show off its full potential there.”
But the Chiron Super Sport wasn’t the only car Bugatti brought to this open-air motor show, for comparison they had a regular Bugatti Chiron on display next to a white Pur Sport, onlookers could clearly distinguish the major differences between the three hypercars, like the longtail design on the Super Sport being about 25 cm longer overall than the standard Chiron, the white Pur Sport on display at MIMO shows the massive rear wing installed for even more downforce … three Bugatti Chiron, but three totally different cars in the end.
But the Super Sport wasn’t even the only one that was unveiled to the public for the first time … in October 2020, Bugatti introduced their most extreme, uncompromising, fastest, and lightest vehicle concept in the company’s recent history, during a virtual press release. The French luxury car manufacturer designed an ultra-lightweight shell around the iconic 8.0-Litre W16 engine with up to 1,850 PS, weighing just 1,240 kilograms, the Bolide achieves a phenomenal weight-to-power ratio of just 0.67 kilograms per PS with a top speed that has been calculated to well over 500 km/h, all without sacrificing maximum handling and agility.
The Bugatti Bolide was even voted as the most beautiful and aesthetic hyper sports car in the world, the Bolide won the “Hypercars” category at the prestigious Festival Automobile International in Paris where this experimental vehicle from Molsheim was named the most beautiful hyper sports car of 2020 by a substantial margin from a total of four finalists.
The first public appearance of the impressive Bugatti Bolide was at the 2021 MIMO motor show, and it wasn’t just a static display either, the Bolide is fully functional, as was demonstrated during the Premiere Parade, a showcase during which these cars were driven through the streets of Milan … a catwalk of hypercars.
The Milano Monza Motor Show (MIMO) runs from June 10 to 13, 2021, and is an open-air event held for the first time in collaboration with the region of Lombardy and the cities of Milan and Monza …