- Bugatti produces the latest Chiron and Chiron Sport
- The latest trio of hypercars are named after the founder’s daughter
- Inspired by the Art Deco era of the early 20th century
French car manufacturer Bugatti finalized the production of Chiron and Chiron Sport for Europe.
The latest trio of hypercars to be delivered to the Old Continent is a range named in honor of Ettore Bugatti’s daughter and eldest, L’Ébé.
Consisting of one Chiron and two Chiron Sports, the special edition L’Ébé range includes unique details from the Art Deco era of the early 20th century.
This inspiration includes a blue-tinted carbon fiber body with gold accents, gold on the grille, wheels and badging, an exclusive engine cover and L’Ébé’s signature under the retractable rear spoiler.
The interior features additional blue-tinted carbon fiber, graphics of previous Bugatti models on its door cards, and white silk leather with lake blue accents – with the color scheme reversed for the passenger side.
Bugatti has delivered the Chiron L’Ébé and a Chiron Sport L’Ébé, with the last Sport to be delivered before the end of the month.
The Ébé was born in 1903, and Ettore Bugatti decided to hide his initials, EB, in his name to ensure that the Bugatti surname could be retained after marriage, according to the brand.
She later wrote a biography detailing her father’s life, titled The Bugatti story.
Christophe Piochon, president of Bugatti Automobiles, said L’Ébé’s biography of his father helped the brand understand his “personality, goals and the appreciation everyone had for him and his products”.
“With this unique setup and the use of his name for the Chiron and Chiron Sport final, we wanted to honor [L’Ébé] with the status it deserves in our brand history,” he added.
First revealed in 2016, the Bugatti Chiron succeeded the hypercar Veyron, becoming the first production car to produce more than 1100 kW of power.
The maximum production capacity of 500 units was reached earlier this year, with the last remaining units being sold in January, pending final production.
It’s powered by a 6.0-liter quad-turbocharged W16 engine, sending power to all four wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.
There’s no power difference between the Chiron and the track-oriented Chiron Sport, with the latter hypercar bringing stiffer suspension and an 18-kilogram weight saving through more extensive use of carbon fiber.