Bugatti’s $18 million hypercar one-off is imagined as a longtail version of the Chiron in this amazing render.
Earlier this week, we began hearing rumors that Bugatti was going to bring a special edition of the Chiron to the Geneva Motor Show. This special edition would be a one-off version of the Chiron built for the low price of $18 million.
To put that into perspective, a brand new Chiron costs roughly $3 million, and a brand new Divo would cost $5.6 million if you could actually buy one--they’ve been sold out ever since Bugatti announced the car several months ago.
With a price tag of $18 million, car enthusiasts around the world are trying to figure out just what could be done to a Chiron to justify the cost. One design house decided to get a little crazy and make a longtail version of the Chiron as a means of explaining an $18 million sticker price.
E. Milano is an Italian design house that loves to ask “what if?” In this case, what if Bugatti had the same fascination with long-bodied versions of their cars just like McLaren does with theirs? The result is an extra long Chiron that retains all the hallmarks of a Bugatti while having a butt that goes way further than seems sensible.
Much of the Chiron’s rear is retained, including the same general shape of the tail lights and sloping engine cover, but it goes far beyond the rear axle now with an extended rear diffuser. The large dual-pipe exhaust is still there, but beside it seems to be a red tow hook, indicating this Bugatti is built for track days and should be towed to and from events.
Of course, we expect the Chiron to retain the same engine as always, that being an 8.0-L quad-turbo W16 with 1,479 hp and 1,180 lb-ft of torque. We might see power boosted ever so slightly to further justify the sextupling of the Chiron’s price, but it’s doubtful to go too far beyond 1,500 horses.
Bugatti wouldn’t want to admit that their W16 engine still has some power left to harness. At least, not yet.