The L’Ultime Could be the Last Bugatti Chiron

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Most people will never have the chance to own a Bugatti Chiron, but we can all dream. Bugatti has officially unveiled the final edition of its legendary hypercar, the Chiron, aptly named L’Ultime. Like the Veyron before it, the Chiron has seen numerous special editions and unique versions, but the journey culminates with this last model, hand-assembled in Bugatti’s Molsheim workshop.

L’Ultime is based on the Super Sport variant and pays homage to the Chiron that debuted at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. The car’s distinctive livery transitions from French Racing Blue to Atlantic Blue, a design inspired by the original show model. Bugatti’s attention to detail is evident with hand-written references to significant locations and events that marked the Chiron’s history over the past eight years.

The final edition proudly displays names like Ehra-Lessien, where the Chiron reached a staggering 304 mph, and Paul Ricard, a key testing ground. It also nods to Geneva, the site of its grand debut, and Chantilly, where it has been showcased multiple times. Additionally, Château Saint Jean and Cape Canaveral are mentioned, highlighting where select customers experienced the Chiron’s top speed firsthand. To mark its uniqueness, “500” is handwritten on the rear wing, wheel caps, and near the rear wheels, as well as engraved on the engine cover of the formidable quad-turbo, 8.0-liter W-16 engine. The French flag on the side mirrors serves as a tribute to its French origins.

Bugatti has kept the identity of L’Ultime’s owner confidential, but hints like the orange side markers suggest it might be destined for the United States. Though L’Ultime is the last Chiron model, the Chiron’s influence isn’t entirely over. Bugatti continues to produce the Mistral roadster (limited to 99 units) and the track-focused Bolide (limited to 40 units), both derived from the Chiron platform.

As we confirmed a few months ago, the Bugatti Chiron successor will be powered by a naturally aspirated V-16 aided by a hybrid system. The new Bugatti, headed by the bright folks at Rimac, will premiere in June 2024.


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