Bugatti has revealed a new limited edition model “Chiron Noire” as a tribute to the the famous “La Voiture Noire”, or the black car, from the 1930s.
The latter was a special Type 57 SC Atlantic created by Jean Bugatti – and only four were built between 1936 and 1938. The car subsequently disappeared at the beginning of the Second World War.
Earlier this year, the French brand unveiled a modern interpretation of the now long lost original. Called by the same name, it officially became the most expensive new car of all time when it sold for £9.5 million.
Bugatti says the Chiron Noire has been created as a result of continued interest in the hypercar that debuted at the Geneva motor show in March.
The Noire will also come in two specs, namely, “Chiron Noire Sportive” and “Chiron Noire Élégance”. Design details common to both include an exposed carbon-fibre body and a restyled grille complete with the Bugatti ‘Macaron’ logo at the centre.
However, while the Élégance has a gloss exterior and silver wheels, the Sportive gets a matte black finish that extends to its wheels, front spoiler and radiator grille; the four visible tailpipes of its titanium exhaust system are likewise finished in black, as are parts of the engine cover.
Black dominates the interiors of both variants too. Inside the Élégance only the “Inner Signature Line” – the light bearer curved in the style of the outer C-line – is made of aluminium with a silk-matt finish. But inside the Sportive, even the aluminium trim parts are black, as are the embroidered “Noire” inscriptions on the inlays of the centre console and the headrest.
Underneath, both cars are powered by the regular Chiron’s quad-turbocharged 8.0-litre 16 cylinder engine that makes 1,500 bhp and 1,180 lb-ft of torque.
The Chiron Noire, limited to just 20 vehicles, will be delivered from the second quarter of 2020 at a price of three million euros.