French exotic carmaker Bugatti is commemorating its 110th anniversary with a new hypercar, the '110 ans Bugatti,' debuting in the U.S. at the New York International Auto Show this week.
The 110 ans Bugatti is an even more exclusive version of the Chiron Sport, which is already an improvement on the standard Chiron hypercar. Bugatti says it will be making just 20 of the 110 ans Bugatti edition Chiron Sports. The limited edition Bugatti pays tribute to its French roots. All 20 will don France's tricolors around the body on top of matte steel blue paint. The seats, seat belts and brakes are highlighted in French racing blue.
Under the hood, power is unchanged from the 1,500-horsepower, 8.0-liter, quad-turbocharged W-16 engine in the Chiron. The Sport edition adds on some handling improvements and lightens the car even further, with engineers removing 40 pounds by making things like the windshield wiper arms out of carbon fiber.
But perhaps the most surprising thing about the 110 ans Bugatti is what Bugatti isn't disclosing. The car's predecessor, the Bugatti Veyron, shattered the production vehicle top speed record in 2005 by going 254 mph. When it lost the speed crown, Bugatti launched the Veyron Super Sport which did 268 mph.
Now, the Koenigsegg Agera RS has recorded a record speed of 278 mph. The Chiron, as it stands, is electronically limited to 261 mph. Despite many people expecting the Chiron to break the record, Bugatti's CEO says that isn't on his agenda anytime soon.
Also unknown: the price of the 110 ans Bugatti. An official price hasn't been released, but don't expect a bargain. The standard Chiron Sport costs $3.26 million, so expect that the 20 buyers who opt for a 110 ans Bugatti edition are shelling out a truly stratospheric sum.