Bugatti has revealed that less than 100 units of the Chiron hypercar are still available for sale.
The French car manufacturer unveiled the successor to the iconic Veyron back at the Geneva Motor Show in 2016, and in the three years since, has delivered a touch over 180 examples. According to Car and Driver, 46 of them reside in North America, while a further three years of production has already been accounted for.
“This means that less than 100 out of the 500 units are still available,” Bugatti communications director Tim Bravo commented.
What this means is that anyone who places an order for one of these 100 remaining Chiron models won’t take delivery of their hypercar until 2022 at the earliest. Buying a vehicle like this isn’t just expensive but, evidently, also requires a lot of patience.
According to Bugatti North American marketing manager Cedric Davy, Chiron buyers typically spend $350,000 on optional extras – not that surprising, really, considering its pricing that, in the U.S., starts at $2,998,000 and rises to $3,260,000 for the limited-edition Chiron Sport.
Bugatti presented the Chiron Sport at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show and, according to Bravo, it is currently building more Sport models than “regular” Chirons. Both use a quad-turbo 8.0-liter W16 engine pumping out 1500 hp, but the Sport features new aerodynamic elements as well as tweaked suspension and torque-vectoring systems aimed at crisper handling.
Based on what happened with the Veyron, it is likely that a number of the remaining 100 Chiron models will be limited-editions.