Bugatti has delivered the first Chiron to a customer in the US. Following Europe, North America is said to be the second most important sales market for the luxury brand from Molsheim.
Almost 30 per cent of all the orders received for the new 1479 bhp hypercar have come from across the Atlantic. With a US market price of US$2.998 million, the Chiron series is strictly limited to just 500 vehicles. Bugatti claims more than half of the total series has already been sold throughout the world.
The first US Chiron stands out with a distinct yellow and black colour scheme. The front of the vehicle is patented in bright yellow and the rear in black “Nocturne”. The “Classique” wheels, the Bugatti horseshoe emblem and the trim part of the prominent side line are also painted yellow.
The distinctive two-tone colour scheme is then continued by the full leather equipment of the interior. Yellow leather is used on the insides of the seats, the armrest on the centre console, the door trims and the C-shaped dividing line in the passenger compartment in contrast to the rest of the interior, which features “Beluga Black” leather.
There are no reported changes to the car’s engine. Powered by a 8-litre W16 unit with four turbochargers, the Chiron is capable of 261 mph, and can accelerate from 0-124 mph in less than 6.5 seconds; from rest, it will get to 186 mph in only 13.6 seconds!