Chiron Super Sport 57 nods to the legendary Bugatti Type 57 Atlantic

    One of the last Chirons to be made, the Super Sport 57 is a tribute to the 1934 masterpiece from Bugatti.

    Published On Dec 13, 2023 07:00:00 AM

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    The Bugatti 57 One of One has been unveiled as an ultra-exclusive, 440kph tribute to the 1934 Bugatti Type 57 SC Atlantic. Based on the Chiron Super Sport, this latest special edition will be one of the last to be produced, with the Chiron sold out and its hybrid successor due to be revealed in the coming months. 

    1. Chiron Super Sport 57 gets unique exterior bodywork
    2. The blue paint and wheel design is inspired by the 1934 car
    3. Gets Bugatti's 'Dancing Elephant' graphic on the seats

    Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 57: what’s unique?

    Commissioned by an American customer, it was conceived to eventually be considered as 'iconic' as the Atlantic – widely considered to be one of the most beautiful cars in the world.

    The new Chiron variant gets a series of standout design features, including a new horseshoe front grille with 14 polished vertical slats, as on the Atlantic. The “completely authentic” blue paint on the bodywork and wheels is also a reference to the 1934 car, and the underside of the rear spoiler features a hand-drawn silhouette of the Atlantic and the slogan '57 One of One'.

    Elsewhere outside, it takes after the 'standard' Chiron Super Sport in featuring stacked quad exhausts, a C-shaped side profile, a bluff rear end with a bumper-width light bar, prominent beltlines and a W16 engine bay mostly covered for aerodynamics. Even with its bespoke design elements, Bugatti has ensured its bodywork and air ducts still meet the specifications necessary for a 440kph top speed.

    Inside, brown Gaucho leather upholstery is decorated with hand-stitched silhouettes of the Atlantic on the door panels, as well as an inlay on the centre console bearing the name of the car. Depicted on the back of the headrests is Bugatti's 'Dancing Elephant' graphic, which the firm has used on its most exclusive cars since the 1926 Type 41 Royale.

    The purchase price of the one-off is unknown, but it will be a significant premium over the £3.5 million (Rs 36.6 crore approx.) tag put on the Chiron Super Sport.

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