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Bugatti Reveals ƎB.03 Edition with Champagne Carbon, Inspired by Bolide

Bugatti Reveals ƎB.03 Edition with Champagne Carbon, Inspired by Bolide

The latest collaboration between Bugatti and Champagne Carbon – the ƎB.03 Edition – is tied inextricably to Bolide, the most extreme Bugatti creation ever. A bespoke dual-tone carbon fiber bottle, containing a powerful and expressive vintage Blanc de Blancs, is the perfect pairing to Bugatti’s latest hyper sports car.

The Bugatti Bolide1 is envisioned as the ultimate driving machine; the distillation of the brand into its purest and most authentic form. A track-only production car unlike anything else. Now, Champagne Carbon has revealed Bolide’s perfect pairing: the ƎB.03 Edition.

The new champagne is the latest result of a partnership between Bugatti and Champagne Carbon, first established in 2018. The debut creation, champagne ƎB.01, arrived as a celebration of Bugatti’s 110th anniversary, bringing a blend of 90% Chardonnay and 10% Pinot Noir in a bottle wrapped in blue-tinted carbon fiber. The ƎB.02 was the second development of the partnership, marking the anniversary of the Chiron Super Sport 300+2 breaking the magical 300 mph barrier. Contained within the carbon fiber wrapped bottle – finished in black and orange – was a 2006 Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru.

Inspired by the Bolide’s unprecedented driving experience and design, the ƎB.03 Edition boasts a dual tone exterior, comprising of both blue and black carbon fiber – a first within the Champagne Carbon For Bugatti Collection. The Bolide’s striking ‘X’ design motif, which dominates both the front and rear of the car, is hallmarked on both the right and left side of the ƎB.03 bottle.

The contents of the bottle – a vintage 2013 Blanc de Blancs – is the result of a cold and wet winter in 2013, followed by a cool spring and a late grape harvest. Such conditions produce an intense and fresh wine, with good acidity and excellent ageing potential.

Alexandre Mea, CEO at Champagne Carbon, said: “This creation, Champagne Carbon ƎB.03, is a breathtaking technical accomplishment. For the first time we have managed to combine two colors of fiber in one bottle. A complete piece of art made by our master craftsmen. The black fiber base perfectly contrasts the main body of the bottle, an intense sky blue. On the champagne side, this 2013 vintage brings with it initial scents of citrus, followed by aromas of spring flowers. Then a growing intensity toward yellow citrus, toasty notes and aromatic herbs. On the palate it provides an initial intensity, followed by a creamier more velvety texture. The finish reveals hints of acidity. The ƎB.03 will enhance a delicate recipe such as a scallop ceviche, a red tuna sashimi or a filet of Saint-Pierre with citrus fruits.”

Wiebke Ståhl, Managing Director at Bugatti International, said: “The Bugatti Bolide is one of the most special creations to ever have been imagined by our designers and engineers in Molsheim, bringing new levels of innovation and performance to the world of production cars. Like any Bugatti, it is incomparable, and we challenged our partners at Champagne Carbon to create something equally unique in celebration. What they have delivered is a perfect pairing for Bolide; beautiful, rare and with an edgy intensity.”

The Bolide represents the ultimate incarnation of the Bugatti style philosophy of ‘Form follows performance’. It’s founded on an uncompromising approach to lightweight construction; everything is optimized and nothing is superfluous. It pays homage to Bugatti’s glorious motorsport past of the 1920s, which was built around lightweight agile cars at a time when most racing cars were enormous powerful brutes.

It sits low to the ground, with sharp edges, extended diffusers and a gaping roof-mounted intake critical for cooling. In combination with the striking rear diffuser, the dominant rear wing results in high downforce and therefore also optimum traction. As with other Bugatti vehicles, the design team opted for a for a dual-tone finish but the proportion of bare carbon fiber is greater than in other Bugatti cars to reflect Bolide’s purity of purpose.

With rarity, bespoke design and purity at the heart of both Bolide and the ƎB.03 Edition, each makes the perfect addition to any Bugatti enthusiast’s collection. The Champagne Carbon ƎB.03 for Bugatti is available to order now.

The legend of “La Voiture Noire” has evolved once more with the sale of a one-of-one sculpture by Asprey and accompanying NFT
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Bugatti Asprey “The Black Car” Sculpture and NFT Auctioned

Bugatti Asprey “The Black Car” Sculpture and NFT Auctioned

The masterpiece based on Bugatti’s “La Voiture Noire” hyper sports car has been sold for £378,000 (including Buyers Premium) to a discerning buyer along with the sculpture’s accompanying artwork and NFT.

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The legend of “La Voiture Noire” has evolved once more with the sale of a one-of-one sculpture by Asprey and accompanying NFT

The legend of “La Voiture Noire” has evolved once more with the sale of a one-of-one sculpture by Asprey and accompanying NFT to a passionate collector for £378,000 in a live auction hosted at Phillips in Berkeley Square, Mayfair. Inspired by the infamous lost Type 57SC Atlantic and its modern-day reimagining, the Bugatti “La Voiture Noire”, Asprey’s studio created a unique gold sculpture and original artwork fused with an NFT.

The auctioning of the inaugural centerpiece of the Bugatti Asprey collaboration attracted international interest at the 20th Century & Contemporary Art Evening Sale, hosted by Phillips Auction House in London on June 30. Over more than two centuries, Phillips has built a reputation as key destination for collectors to purchase the finest contemporary works of art.

The sculpture is being handmade in Asprey’s London workshop over the course of six months by master silversmiths and will be mounted upon a bespoke base finished in the unmistakable colors of Bugatti and Asprey.

Linked to its physical counterpart via a QR code and unique serial identifier, the NFT accompanying this “La Voiture Noire” – inspired sculpture is a valuable digital addition to the physical art piece. As an exclusive option to the buyer, the NFT unlocks the choice of an additional sculpture – an accompanying Noire version – that the buyer can choose to commission if they so wish for an additional cost.

The auctioning of the “La Voiture Noire” sculpture follows extraordinary demand for the series of 261 smaller, exclusive sterling silver sculptures of the Bugatti Asprey collection – each also with a respective NFT – that sold out instantly.

Wiebke Ståhl, Managing Director of Bugatti International, said: “We are delighted to have once again received such international demand for the flagship piece born of our partnership with Asprey of London. The one-of-one “La Voiture Noire” sculpture is an artistic representation of the passion shared by Bugatti and Asprey – a pioneering spirit and eye for perfection in the finest details runs at throughout this chef-d’oeuvre. The new owner of this highly exclusive piece is one of many impassioned admirers of the marque, and is no doubt looking forward to the sculpture becoming a cornerstone of their collection.”

Ali Walker, Chief Creative Officer of Asprey Studio, commented: “The Asprey Bugatti sculpture is a masterpiece that belongs in such a prestigious evening auction of contemporary and modern art. This is a first for Phillips to auction an NFT with a redeemable sculpture and continues the journey of both Asprey and Bugatti to use technology to advance creativity.”

Further details can be discovered at aspreybugatti.com.

Asprey Bugatti 261 collection: https://opensea.io/collection/asprey-bugatti-la-voiture-noire-collection.

Inspired by Light: Bugatti Reveals Two Bespoke Sur Mesure Creations
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Inspirado en la luz: Bugatti revela dos creaciones a medida de Sur Mesure

Inspirado en la luz: Bugatti revela dos creaciones a medida de Sur Mesure

La forma en que los paneles de la carrocería diseñados con precisión de los autos hiperdeportivos de la marca reflejan la luz sigue siendo una fuente de inspiración creativa. Ya sea bajo un vibrante túnel de luz dentro del Atelier mientras los automóviles se someten a una exhaustiva inspección de calidad de la pintura, o bajo la luz moteada de un sol poniente entre las ramas de las palmeras, las formas y los patrones que emergen naturalmente son sorprendentes. Sin embargo, ningún acabado de pintura es idéntico: cada uno se aplica individualmente y es único para cada vehículo.

Una de las primeras unidades Chiron Super Sport en ser entregada a su nuevo propietario se basa en esta fuente única de inspiración. El “Vagues de Lumière” está pintado a mano en un acabado base California Blue y está envuelto por líneas esculpidas por la luz en Arancia Mira aplicadas a lo largo de muchas semanas. La parrilla de herradura del hiperdeportivo presenta con orgullo el número 38 a petición del propietario, y se completa con otros detalles finos, como las llantas de magnesio Arancia Mira y las letras del compartimiento del motor. El tema Arancia Mira vuelve a fluir en la lujosa cabina tapizada en cuero. El Chiron Super Sport es el máximo lujoGrand Tourisme, diseñado para viajes transcontinentales sin esfuerzo en un lujo opulento, manteniendo la compostura perfecta a su velocidad máxima de 440 km/h gracias a su silueta única de cola larga.

Al salir del Atelier junto con el Chiron Super Sport se encuentra un Chiron Pur Sport , que también presenta su propia obra de arte única pintada a mano inspirada en la luz. Con la carrocería expuesta en Blue Carbon, las rayas de Nocturne rodean la carrocería. El Tricolor, la bandera nacional de Francia, adorna cada una de las placas de los extremos del alerón trasero, ya que el número “9” está pintado en la parrilla de herradura en French Racing Blue en la parte delantera del hiperdeportivo. Dentro de la opulenta cabina, el tema continúa con una combinación de colores de cuero en Beluga Black y French Racing Blue. El Chiron Pur Sport, con su carrocería de alta carga aerodinámica y su tren motriz modificado para una aceleración óptima, es el Bugatti más ágil jamás creado. En su elemento sobre carreteras de montaña estrechas y sinuosas, la conexión entre el conductor y la carretera es inquebrantable.

El intrincado proceso de creación de estos extraordinarios esquemas de pintura lleva alrededor de cinco semanas, comenzando con la creación de una serie de formas 2D, que deben aplicarse a las superficies 3D del automóvil con perfección milimétrica. Luego, los artesanos de Bugatti pintan a mano capa sobre capa de color contrastante para desarrollar un patrón de color profundo para crear la ilusión del reflejo de la luz. Una vez completada, la pintura se asegura con varias capas de capa transparente.

En 2011, Bugatti presentó el Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport L’Or Blanc en asociación con Königliche Porzellan-Manufaktur Berlin. Recreando la forma en que los reflejos naturales de la carrocería “fluyen” sobre el automóvil, se aplicaron líneas pintadas a mano a las amplias curvas del Veyron en un poderoso tono azul. Más tarde, en 2019, Bugatti produjo el Chiron ‘Zebra 1 of 1’ en un tema único Titanic Blue y Gunpowder Grey pintado durante tres semanas y también inspirado en la luz natural.

Christophe Piochon, presidente de Bugatti, dijo: “La pintura ‘Vague de Lumiére’ aplicada a estos dos ejemplos de nuestros autos hiperdeportivos encarna las filosofías fundamentales de Bugatti; artesanía, innovación y patrimonio. Siempre nos esforzamos por mejorar la experiencia del cliente Bugatti, desde el punto de consulta hasta la entrega final y los servicios posventa, a niveles nunca antes ofrecidos en el mundo del automóvil. Estoy realmente emocionado de ser testigo de lo que nuestros clientes, junto con el equipo de Sur Mesure, crearán en los próximos años”.

La Experiencia Sur Mesure

Traducido como “a la medida”, Bugatti Sur Mesure se basa en la distinguida historia de la marca en la construcción de carrocerías, interiores hechos a mano, acabados de pintura, bordados y carrocería, reuniendo la experiencia colectiva de sus diseñadores e ingenieros calificados para formar un programa completamente nuevo para satisfacer la creciente demanda de los clientes. para diseños, materiales y acabados ultra personalizados.

Como parte del programa oficial, con el apoyo personalizado del Bugatti Sur Mesure Team, los clientes serán guiados a través del mundo de posibilidades que se les abre. Al configurar un Bugatti, la gran cantidad de colores exteriores y acabados de cuero es casi ilimitada, pero para aquellos que deseen dar un paso más y crear una pieza de arte automotriz verdaderamente única y personalizada, Bugatti Sur Mesure está a su disposición. Desde el concepto de diseño inicial hasta la producción del vehículo y la entrega final, los clientes recibirán la experiencia completa de Molsheim.

 

Bugatti and Champagne Carbon
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Bugatti and Champagne Carbon Reveal ‘La Bouteille Noire’

Bugatti and Champagne Carbon Reveal ‘La Bouteille Noire’

Bugatti y Champagne Carbon han trabajado en asociación desde 2018, ambos provenientes de la región de Grand Est en Francia y cada uno dedicado a traducir el conocimiento y la experiencia acumulados a lo largo de sus orgullosas historias en un presente y futuro innovador, siempre luchando por la perfección. La primera manifestación de la asociación fue el lanzamiento de ‘ƎB.01’, un champán compuesto en un 90% de Chardonnay y un 10% de Pinot Noir. Sólo se utilizaron uvas de los terruños más distinguidos de Champagne de una cosecha de 2002; el mismo año en que Bugatti trabajó a toda velocidad en su renacimiento de la era moderna y el Veyron, mientras que la región de Grand Est tuvo condiciones climáticas perfectas para una buena madurez y concentración de sabor a champán.

Ahora, Bugatti y Champagne Carbon, inspirados en la creación de alta costura de La Voiture Noire, revelan la botella y el estuche de champán hechos a mano más espectaculares del mundo: el único, La Bouteille Noire.

Una botella de fibra de carbono de 15 litros, en sí misma el resultado de 150 horas de trabajo artesanal con 37 pasos, se ubica de forma segura dentro de un estuche escultural, que se inspira en La Voiture Noire y la fluida elegancia del Type 57 SC Atlantic. Con superficies puras y líneas limpias, el flujo visual de la caja hecha a mano es completamente ininterrumpido, excepto por la estructura de fibra ultrafina escondida debajo de la superficie negra brillante profunda.

El caso en sí es una obra maestra, con 314 láminas individuales de fibra de carbono preimpregnada, exactamente como los materiales utilizados en la línea de Bugatti de autos hiperdeportivos avanzados. La tecnología de vanguardia en el interior incluye una celda de enfriamiento termodinámico automático de estado sólido, que normalmente se encuentra en satélites en órbita, junto con 14 ventiladores de alta gama que hacen circular aire frío dentro de la carcasa.

La Bouteille Noire se asienta sobre una base roja viva iluminada, que a su vez es una remodelación en miniatura de la elegante luz trasera de La Voiture Noire: un panel iluminado que fluye, sin juntas. Aquí se recrea con un bloque de vidrio acrílico lijado, iluminado con LED rojos, que incorpora las letras BUGATTI en forma de joya sobre una superficie de aluminio natural cepillado.

El estuche se abre y se cierra con solo presionar un botón de acero inoxidable, bañado por una suave luz azul. Las puertas en sí están adornadas con una pieza de aluminio cortado con láser, imitando la aleta central del Type 57SC Atlantic, y se abren con bisagras técnicas y una transmisión a medida para revelar un interior suntuoso. A medida que las puertas se abren suavemente, otro sistema automático libera el cuello de la botella, que se asegura mientras está cerrado.

El fino cuero granulado Havana Brown recubre el interior, tal como lo hace en La Voiture Noire, que está suavemente iluminado por luces LED revestidas de aluminio, creando una exhibición teatral que coloca correctamente la botella y su contenido en primer plano.

Alexandre Mea, director ejecutivo de Champagne Carbon, dice: “Con una creación tan espectacular como ‘La Bouteille Noire’, estaba bien que la combináramos con una de nuestras cosechas más espectaculares. En esta ocasión, hemos elegido un blend 2000 Vintage de 60% Chardonnay y 40% Pinot Noir. Celebrando el comienzo de un nuevo milenio, el año 2000 estuvo marcado por un invierno relativamente suave seguido de una sucesión de temperaturas de verano durante todo el período de floración. Se caracteriza por ricas notas de verduras, pimienta y frutas blancas, resultado de los mejores Grands Crus que nos ofrecen los viñedos de Champagne. Cada uno trae sus propias sorpresas para magnificar esta cuvee ”.

El caso es obra del socio de Bugatti IXO, maestros artesanos en fibra de carbono, que transforman componentes cotidianos en obras de arte a través de una intensa pasión y una dedicación inquebrantable a los mejores materiales. Más recientemente, Bugatti e IXO revelaron la mesa de billar Bugatti: una obra maestra diseñada con proporciones perfectas y elaborada con tecnologías avanzadas.

Wiebke Stahl, Director General de Bugatti International, comenta: “En Bugatti siempre hemos creído que nuestras creaciones no son solo autos, son obras de arte, entregadas con perfección en cada detalle. Champagne Carbon e IXO aplican el mismo espíritu a su trabajo; La Bouteille Noire es la máxima expresión de diseño, atención al detalle y artesanía en el mundo del champán ”.

La Bouteille Noire fue revelada en un evento privado esta semana en The Londoner, el hotel de cinco estrellas más nuevo de Londres y la primera residencia súper boutique del mundo. El exclusivo restaurante, ‘8 at the Londoner, cuenta con ƎB.01 como una de las botellas de champán más exclusivas de su bodega.

Hasta el 1 de diciembre, el Bugatti “La Voiture Noire” se exhibirá dentro de una caja de vidrio iluminada fuera de The Londoner en Leicester Square.

 

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‘Bugatti Sur Mesure’: Official Customization Program Begins with Bespoke Chiron Pur Sport

‘Bugatti Sur Mesure’: Official Customization Program Begins with Bespoke Chiron Pur Sport

‘Bugatti Sur Mesure’ becomes the official customization program in response to ever-growing demand for personalized Bugatti creations. The first official ‘Sur Mesure’ creation takes inspiration from Bugatti Grand Prix heroics.

112 years on from the birth of Bugatti in Molsheim, France, three defining elements remain central to the brand’s customer offering: heritage, innovation and the finest craftsmanship. With the world’s greatest minds in engineering and design, new paradigms in performance are paired with never-before-seen levels of personalization, and today – in response to ever-increasing customer demand – Bugatti formalizes its bespoke customization program: ‘Bugatti Sur Mesure’.

Translated as “tailored”, Bugatti Sur Mesure builds upon the marque’s distinguished history of coachbuilding, handcrafted interiors, paint finishes, embroidery and bodywork, gathering the collective expertise of its skilled designers and engineers to form a brand-new program to meet growing customer demand for ultra-customized designs, materials and finishes.

As part of the official program, with one-to-one support from the Bugatti Sur Mesure Team, customers will be guided through the world of possibilities open to them. When configuring a Bugatti, the sheer number of exterior colors and leather finishes is nearly unlimited, but for those who wish to take a further step and create a truly unique piece of personalized automotive art, Bugatti Sur Mesure is at their disposal. From initial design concept through to vehicle production and final handover, customers will receive the full Molsheim experience.

Expanding upon excellence

In recent years, Bugatti has showcased the depth of its ability to personalize its hyper sports cars to an ever-greater degree. Setting new standards in 2013, the Veyron ‘Les Légendes de Bugatti’ series saw six exclusive model editions, each personalized with unique exterior and interior finishes, celebrating individual heroes of the marque.

2019 witnessed the arrival of the Chiron ‘Zebra 1 of 1’ – a special commission for a customer in Qatar. Featuring an elaborate Titanic Blue and Gunpower Grey color scheme, the hyper sports car was hand painted by Bugatti’s talented craftspeople over the course of more than three weeks.

2021 saw the now-famous Divo ‘Lady Bug’ come to epitomize the true extent to which Bugatti is able to intricately customize its hyper sports cars. A highly complex geometric-dynamic algorithmic fading pattern was developed over 18 months for the Divo’s bodywork, illustrating how Bugatti is continuing to push the boundaries in making customers’ visions become reality.

A source of inspiration

Now, Bugatti Sur Mesure unveils its first customer project, a Chiron Pur Sport inspired by the 20th century heroics of renowned racing driver, Louis Chiron. The legend of the Bugatti brand continues to resonate with customers and passionate fans of the marque across the globe. Early racing pioneers who piloted Bugatti’s prototype racing cars continue to fascinate and are admired for their bravery and talent displayed on-track. Today, their spirit lives on and is the very source of the custom design of the unique Chiron Pur Sport.

Among Louis Chiron’s countless victories at the wheel of a Bugatti was his legendary 1931 win at the French Grand Prix, together with Achille Varzi, in a Bugatti Type 51 emblazoned with the number ‘32’.

This number – painted entirely by hand – now proudly adorns Bugatti’s modern hyper sports car as just one of a number of custome-made elements developed especially for this customer. Two new exterior colors were created to pay homage to the legendary Grand Prix racing Bugattis of the ‘20s and ‘30s.

The Bugatti Sur Mesure team also developed a new fading ‘EB’ painted pattern, applied meticulously by hand, which is complemented by a multi-layer stitched ‘EB’ motif on the door panels. Both required new techniques and processes to be developed by the Bugatti Sur Mesure team.

The ‘32’ and ‘Grand Prix’ motifs continue throughout the cabin, including a special center console inlay in black anodized aluminum, with a silver hand-painted inscription. The motifs extend to the door sills, headrests and entry lights. Subtle branding distinguishing the model as a rare and unique product of the program can also be found.

Hendrik Malinowski, Bugatti’s Managing Director for Sales and Marketing, comments: “For many years, we have worked with our clients to create their own personal vision of the ultimate hyper sports car. It has always been a highly tailored process, but as an ever-increasing number of our clients request detailed and intricate customization, the launch of Bugatti Sur Mesure will ensure we can cater to their desires with the perfect level of detail required from a Bugatti.

“Our clients are often deeply intrigued by Bugatti’s motorsport lineage, and it’s fitting that the first Sur Mesure commission should pay homage to one of our great racing icons. We’re so taken with this creation that we intend to make many of this customer’s ideas available to more of our clients with the Chiron Pur Sport.”

 

 

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Bugatti Presents the Centodieci at Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2021 and celebrates 30 years of the legendary Bugatti EB110

Bugatti Presents the Centodieci at Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2021 and celebrates 30 years of the legendary Bugatti EB110

With its timeless beauty, Villa d’Este on the shores of Lake Como has provided a residency for the aristocracy, princesses, marquises, sultans and tsars for centuries. Considered one of the most breath-taking architectural works of the sixteenth century, every year, this elegant five-star resort welcomes automotive enthusiasts from all over the globe to the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este. Here, they can appreciate the spectacle of some of the finest automobiles and motorcycles, in both production and prototype form, ever created. This year, visitors could also enjoy Bugatti’s stunning Centodieci, which the French luxury brand was presenting in the ‘Concept Cars & Prototypes’ category over the previous weekend from Saturday 2nd to Sunday 3rd October 2021.

With its timeless beauty, Villa d’Este on the shores of Lake Como has provided a residency for the aristocracy, princesses, marquises, sultans and tsars for centuries. Considered one of the most breath-taking architectural works of the sixteenth century, every year, this elegant five-star resort welcomes automotive enthusiasts from all over the globe to the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este. Here, they can appreciate the spectacle of some of the finest automobiles and motorcycles, in both production and prototype form, ever created. This year, visitors could also enjoy Bugatti’s stunning Centodieci, which the French luxury brand was presenting in the ‘Concept Cars & Prototypes’ category over the previous weekend from Saturday 2nd to Sunday 3rd October 2021.

Bugatti unveiled the Centodieci – which translates as 110 in Italian – during Monterey Car Week in California at the Quail in 2019 to celebrate the company’s 110th anniversary. Inspired by the legendary Bugatti EB110 of 1991 and powered by the 8.0-liter W16 engine producing 1,600PS, just 10 Centodieci units will be hand-built at Bugatti’s Molsheim Atelier and be delivered to customers next year. All ten Centodieci models had already been accounted for by customers prior to the car’s unveiling.

A Concours d’Élégance for automobiles was first held at Villa d’Este back in 1929, and Bugatti has enjoyed a long and successful relationship with the event. Recent highlights have included the Bugatti La Voiture Noire taking the premiere prize in the ‘Concept Cars & Prototypes’ category the last time the event was held in 2019. Models from Bugatti’s illustrious past, such as the 1937 Type 57S four-seater sports tourer, the 1934 Type 59 Grand Prix car and the 1938 Type 57SC Atlantic, have all been awarded significant accolades in recent years.

This year also marks the 30th anniversary of the Bugatti EB110. The groundbreaking and first supercar of its time represents the mid-period of Bugatti’s history, when Bugatti Automobili S.p.A. was based in the famous ‘Blue Factory’ in Campogalliano in Italy under the stewardship of Romano Artioli. Introduced in 1991 to mark 110 years since the birth of Ettore Bugatti in 1881, the EB110 elevated the supercar genre to a new level. It featured a revolutionary engineering package that included a carbon fiber chassis and a 3.5-litre 12-cylinder engine with five valves per cylinder and quadruple turbochargers. The transmission was also incorporated within the engine block to create more space for cabin occupants. Exemplary grip, traction and safety were delivered by four-wheel-drive, another key D.N.A. strand that remains pivotal to today’s production Bugatti models.

The historic supercar model – a blue (originally silver painted in “Grigio Chiaro metallizzato”) EB110 SuperSport – presented at Villa d’Este in the class “The Next Generation: Hypercars of the 90s” was formerly owned by Romano Artioli. The Italian entrepreneur, who relaunched Bugatti as Bugatti Automobili S.p.A. in 1987, prior to the company’s closure in 1995, has fond memories of the development of this revolutionary supercar. “While we were at the premiere of the EB110 in Paris in 1991, the engineers back at Campogalliano were urging us to return swiftly to the Blue Factory, as they were eager to begin work on the EB110 Supersport version. Everyone was focused on reducing weight and boosting power, while keeping in mind that I was ferocious that the safety characteristics of the car be upheld.”

The final result was a quite remarkable weight reduction of nearly 150kg from the original configuration, and an increase in performance from 560PS to 612PS, with the engine developed entirely in-house at Campogalliano. Immediately after the EB110 SuperSport was presented to the world’s press at Salon de l’Automobile in Geneva, the team took the car to the Nardò circuit in the South of Italy, to carry out the homologation tests.

“After a warm-up lap we set the world record with a speed of 351 km/h and an acceleration of 3.2 seconds from 0 to 100 km,” recalls Artioli proudly. And it didn’t stop there. The car also set a speed record on snow and ice at 296km/h, while a Bugatti EB110 GT powered by natural gas achieved at top speed of 344.7 km/h.

“I left my heart in my Supersport. No other car gives the same sensation of power, control and safety in every road condition as the EB110 – and with such beautiful style. I could not be more proud for “her” to be at the Concours d’Elegance in Villa D’Este.

“The Centodieci Concorso d’Eleganza at Villa d’Este is one of the jewels in the crown of the automotive season,” explains Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S. President Stephan Winkelmann. “After the event was lost to the pandemic in 2020, it is even more special for Bugatti to return to the wonderful location of Villa d’Este and present our Centodieci to customers and friends of the brand from all around the globe. And of course, the event is even more exciting with the presence of the personal Bugatti EB110 Supersport “America” owned once by Romano Artioli himself. This seminal supercar represents the second period of Bugatti’s history, and gave our designers and engineers the inspiration for the Centodieci.”

The Bugatti Centodieci was presented as a static display within the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este ‘Concept Cars & Prototypes’ area on Saturday 2nd October and again on Sunday 3rd October, the car also participated in the dynamic presentation parade.

 

 

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100 Years of the Type 13 Brescia: Quadruple Victory for Bugatti

100 Years of the Type 13 Brescia: Quadruple Victory for Bugatti

The event is the Gran Premio delle Vetturette. On the Circuito di Montichiari, race cars zip back and forth between the towns of Montichiari and Brescia. Tires screech, dust is thrown up into the air. There are 60 laps to be completed, each one 17.3 kilometers long. This is a real challenge for both man and machine, and remains a legendary race to this day. Bugatti Type 13 vehicles take the top four spots in the Grand Prix for Voiturettes cementing the French luxury brand’s motorsport expertise.

To mark the round anniversary, the Bugatti Club Italia organized a special event between September 12 and 16: 40 historic Bugatti vehicles, including the Type 13, 22 and 23 from all over the world, celebrated the historic victory on the beautiful routes around Lake Garda. The start and finish of each day’s tour was the legendary city of Brescia. For over 35 years, the Bugatti Club Italia has kept the history of the famous French luxury brand alive – long before the first super sports car of modern times was created with the EB 110 in 1991.

With the Type 13 “Brescia” Bugatti was responsible for a turning point in the history of motorsport in 1921. The first of its kind, the open-top sports car heralded the end of large and heavy race cars just a few years later. From 1921, its light bodywork, superior chassis, and powerful engine allowed the Type 13 to leave its competitors for dust.

As did Ernest Jules Friedrich. The French race car driver and mechanic had been convinced of the Type 13 for some time and had won the famous Le Mans race one year previously. Racing in the Voiturette category in the race in Brescia, he performed lap after lap with great concentration, took corners with precision and speed, and crossed the finishing line first – ahead of his teammates Pierre de Vizcaya, Michel Baccoli, and Pierre Marco.

Voiturettes are lightweight, maneuverable race cars. Bugatti’s Type 13 is just such a vehicle – a mere 490 kilograms in weight and a 1.45-liter four-cylinder engine that initially offers 40 PS, and later 50 PS. The open-top two-seater hits a top speed of 150 km/h and can take corners at a pace thanks to its lightweight construction and precise chassis. With the Type 13, which went into production in 1910, Ettore Bugatti brought together his ideas, continued to refine the technology over the subsequent years steadily, and focused systematically on lightweight construction and high-quality workmanship.

First four-valve engine in a car

From 1914, the engine boasted a displacement of 1.35 liters, and from 1919, it featured the first four-valve cylinder head for faster gas exchange, allowing the four-cylinder engine to deliver 30 PS. Bugatti also introduced white metal for the crankshaft bearings and pistons for higher revs as well as a fuel pump and a pump that sprayed oil onto specific components. Easy-shift four-speed transmission made it easier for the driver to change gears frequently.

In 1921, Bugatti increased the displacement to 1.45 liters, while new ball bearings for the crankshaft, which were even lighter and more smooth-running, were introduced for the later race car. At the same time, Bugatti increased the engine’s compression ratio and the carburetor flow rate, opting for a dual magneto ignition for two spark plugs per combustion chamber. As a result, the racing engine delivered powerful combustion at high revs of up to 4,500 rpm. Light wire-spoked wheels that replaced heavy wooden wheels reduced the unsprung masses and increase the vehicle’s agility further still. The Type 13 essentially set the benchmark in motorsport. It was powerful, fast, and sinewy, like a racy thoroughbred; a “pur sang.”

In the 1920s, the Bugatti vehicles won virtually every competition they entered. The lightweight, powerful and reliable sports cars from Molsheim were superior on tough road races and hill climbs in particular, making them close to unbeatable.

Following its quadruple victory in Brescia, the French atelier sold 711 Type 13 Brescia vehicles with a four-valve head as well as 388 vehicles with engines featuring an easy-turn crankshaft with ball bearings. All the subsequent four-valve vehicles even officially bore the name “Brescia” in memory of this unique success. Bugatti also applied the Type 13 concept with other vehicle lengths like the Type 15, Type 17, Type 22, and Type 23. The Type 13 was produced in Molsheim until 1926, with Bugatti selling a total of approximately 2,000 units of the model.

Bugatti Type 35 furthers the racing success

The staff began to assemble Type 35 vehicles in 1925. This vehicle furthered Bugatti’s run of success – in the subsequent years, it became the most successful race car of all time, having clocked up more than 2,000 wins. Among these wins were five consecutive victories in the Targa Florio in Sicily between 1925 and 1929, one of the toughest races of its time. With this impressive success story, the Type 35 therefore followed in the footsteps of its successful predecessor a few years previously in Brescia.

 

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Bugatti’s Super Sport Legends

Bugatti’s Super Sport Legends

Four Bugatti models beyond compare and three singular Bugatti protagonists, each with unforgettable moments in “their” Super Sport.

Extremely fast and yet very comfortable – with the Chiron Super Sport 300, Bugatti is once again redefining luxurious hyper sports cars. Once again because the French luxury automobile manufacturer designed its first Super Sport some 90 years ago – the Type 55, which was created by a young Jean Bugatti.

The three subsequent models – the EB 110 Super Sport, the Veyron 16.4 Super Sport, and the Chiron Super Sport 300+ – each set new benchmarks in the decade in which they appeared.

The three Bugatti drivers Loris Bicocchi, Pierre-Henri Raphanel, and Andy Wallace had a significant part to play in the success of these benchmarks. They came together at the Bugatti headquarters in Molsheim to take a trip down memory lane.

The Bugatti Type 55 Super Sport

The Type 55 is the only Super Sport of the Ettore Bugatti era. Its supercharged 2.3-liter straight-eight engine allowed the vehicle to achieve top speeds which had not been reached until then. It also boasts an elegant form, about which Bugatti historian Jonathan Wood waxes lyrical, writing that the horseshoe radiator grille is “in perfect visual harmony with the gracefully balanced lateral line that runs the length of the car… The flowing fenders give the vehicle an exceptionally elegant appearance, while the low entry point (there were initially no doors) affords comfort.” Jean Bugatti introduced a new two-tone color split for this model, giving Bugatti the inspiration for its horizontal color split in 2010 which was first offered with the Veyron 16.4 Super Sport.

The first Type 55 Super Sport was produced 90 years ago for the 1931 Paris Motor Show. There was praise from the customers and media alike in particular for the Type 55’s top speed, acceleration, and good roadholding. In its July 1932 issue, the widely read magazine Motor Sport noted that the Type 55 accelerated almost twice as quickly as the Type 43, which was lauded for its agility. It reported that the vehicle’s roadholding was in keeping with Bugatti’s usual high standards and that “cornering, of course, is effortless, and if a bend is taken too fast, the car seems to correct the error without help from the driver.” The magazine editors achieved a top speed of over 180 km/h and reported that “one glides along as in a fast airplane, with no sound but the rushing wind.”

Only 38 Type 55s were constructed. Its rarity makes it all the more popular as a collector’s piece.

“With the Type 55, Bugatti manufactured its first Super Sport and undoubtedly the ultimate grand tourer of its time. With its combination of comfort and sheer performance as well as its straightforward drivability, the vehicle was well ahead of its time,” says Luigi Galli, Specialist Heritage & Certification at Bugatti. “With this vehicle, Bugatti took comfort to new heights 90 years ago and defined a new vehicle category.”

Loris Bicocchi and the Bugatti EB 110 Super Sport

“I’m still amazed at just how modern the EB 110 SS still feels to drive. It’s direct, to the point, light, and incredibly fast. It boasts good roadholding and offers top grip,” enthuses the gifted test driver Loris Bicocchi, who was involved in developing the EB 110 from scratch at the Bugatti plant in Campogalliano in the early 1990s. “The first prototypes went by the code names A1, A2, and A5, and had an aluminum chassis. Fortunately, it was then decided that carbon would be used instead, making the EB 110 the first production car with partially carbon fiber bodywork.”

The extremely light monocoque made from pure carbon weighs a mere 125 kilograms. The bodywork is made among other things from aluminum and carbon, the wheels are cast in magnesium, and the screws are titanium. It gets its propulsion from a V12 engine that features four turbochargers and delivers up to 610 PS. The power is transferred to all four wheels. Manual six-speed transmission, viscous all-wheel limited-slip differential, and rear LSD result in quick propulsion and control of the nippy vehicle.

“The EB 110 boasts outstanding control and balance in spite of the immense power of over 600 PS. The chassis is agile, the steering direct, and what’s more the EB 110 offers a great deal of comfort, even on longer journeys,” says Loris Bicocchi, who spent virtually every day in the automobile from 1990 to 1995. “It was the best time of my life,” he says, looking back.

Indeed, he helped develop the best super sports car of the early 1990s. The EB 110 was in a league of its own and broke speed record after speed record – 351 km/h in Nardò, 296 km/h on ice, 342.7 km/h running on CNG, and from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.26 seconds.

Between 1993 and 1995, approximately 96 EB 110 GTs were produced in the workshop as well as the lighter and more powerful 39 EB 110 Super Sport with 610 PS.

Pierre-Henri Raphanel and the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport

“I will always associate the Veyron Super Sport with a very special moment in my life. I clearly remember not being able to sleep all that well the night before I set the record. But when I woke up at 4:27 a.m., I took it as a sign … and the rest is history,” says Pierre-Henri Raphanel, Bugatti’s pilote officiel, multiple entrant in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and Guinness world record holder of many years. In June 2010, he set a speed record for road-legal series sports cars in a Veyron 16.4 Super Sport, hitting an average speed of 431.072 km/h – 427.933 km/h on the first run and 434.211 km/h driving in the opposite direction.

Bugatti wrote automotive history once again when the Veyron 16.4 was rolled out in 2005. “I had the good fortune to be Bugatti’s first pilote officiel and to introduce this hyper sports car both to the media and customers. Their reactions were incredible – they felt like they were on a roller coaster with wheels, as one media outlet put it,” remembers Raphanel. The Veyron heralded a new era in the new millennium and catapulted super sports cars into a new dimension. The newly developed 8.0-liter W16 engine had initial output of 1,001 PS and torque of 1,250 newton meters, enabling the coupe to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 2.5 seconds and to hit 200 km/h after 7.3 seconds. Its full power is transposed to the road by all-wheel drive.

“Improving such a masterpiece and achieving the kind of incredible enhancements that Bugatti managed with the Veyron 16.4 Super Sport was inconceivable at the time,” relates Raphanel. The mighty power train is raised to an incredible 1,200 PS and enables the coupe to accelerate from a standing start to 200 km/h in just 6.7 seconds, with a regulated top speed of 415 km/h. “It’s still an extraordinary vehicle. In addition to its incredible power development, its perfection lies in its easy drivability and quality workmanship,” the world record holder enthuses. Just 450 Veyrons were produced at the Atelier in Molsheim up to 2015, 48 of which were Veyron 16.4 Super Sports.

Andy Wallace and the Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+

“When I first heard about the idea of my breaking the sound barrier of 300 mph with the Chiron Super Sport, I was pretty nervous. But I became less nervous with every passing day because the Bugatti engineers succeeded in implementing my feedback 1:1, so we were able to continuously optimize the car. The Chiron Super Sport 300+ now drives very precisely and easily even at speeds upward of 400 km/h. And even after eight hours in the car, you still feel like you are sitting in a comfortable saloon,” says Bugatti’s pilote officiel Andy Wallace, describing his experience with the Chiron Super Sport 300+.

In September 2019, the time had come, and Andy Wallace was the first driver to pass the 300 mph mark, driving a Chiron Super Sport 300+ and hitting a speed of 304.773 mph (490.484 km/h). “The acceleration of a Chiron is incomparable. And with the even more powerful Chiron Super Sport 300+, it feels like the incredible thrust will never end. It’s simply full speed ahead,” says Wallace.

With the Chiron, Bugatti presented an entirely new hyper sports car, starting in 2016. The 8.0-liter W16 engine delivers 1,500 PS of power and torque of 1,600 newton meters. And at 1,176 kW/1,600 PS, the Chiron Super Sport 300+ surpasses the Chiron by 100 PS, making it the most powerful Bugatti ever constructed. Visually, the Chiron Super Sport 300+ differs from the Chiron first and foremost due to its extended and aerodynamically optimized bodywork, which is designed for extreme speeds past the 420 km/h mark. The special Super Sport 300+ edition produced in a limited run of 30 consists of jet black visible carbon fiber bearing two orange racing stripes that extend from front to back over the entire bodywork of the hyper sports car.

“The Veyron was already in a class of its own and still drives fantastically to this day. The Chiron succeeded in entering entirely new physical dimensions and in further pushing the boundaries of what’s technically feasible. It’s incredible how Bugatti pushes the fastest and most luxurious automobiles to such perfection and such top performance,” explains Andy Wallace.

The former race car driver and Le Mans winner has been presenting the latest Bugattis to potential buyers since 2011 and has also been assisting the development team since 2015. He has already racked up more than 100,000 kilometers in the luxurious hyper sports car from Molsheim and regularly provides the engineers with feedback. For him, the Chiron Super Sport 300+ is more than just the world’s fastest series sports car. It is also a testament to technical finesse, very high-quality workmanship, and a real passion for detail. And it won’t be the last Super Sport in the long history of Bugatti.

 

 

 

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Bugatti’s La Voiture Noire – From a Vision to a Reality

Bugatti’s La Voiture Noire – From a Vision to a Reality

A breathtaking sculpture, perfect in form and entirely in black – the La Voiture Noire  This one-off was created exclusively for a Bugatti enthusiast within the space of two years. A piece of automotive haute couture will now soon be delivered following extensive development work and testing.

“With the completed La Voiture Noire, we are demonstrating once again that we develop the world’s most sophisticated hyper sports cars,” says Stephan Winkelmann, President of Bugatti. “With its use of visible carbon fiber in jet black, the coupe’s breathtaking sculpture looks especially elegant. It’s a veritable grand tourer that went from being a vision to a reality – a unique project which stands for Bugatti’s full creativity and artistry.” A pioneering spirit, a passion for perfection, and a desire to push one’s own boundaries again and again have characterized Bugatti since the company was founded more than 110 years ago.

The name “La Voiture Noire” has a particular ring in the automotive world – Ettore Bugatti’s son Jean developed and drove one of just four Type 57 SC Atlantic produced, a vehicle which was the most perfect and the fastest automobile of its time. Jean named his model “La Voiture Noire” – the black car. The vehicle disappeared without a trace shortly before the Second World War. It is now considered the automotive equivalent of the Amber Room, one of the greatest mysteries of the automotive world, and as a vehicle of indescribable value.

The idea for this homage came to Design Director Achim Anscheidt more than 20 years ago, but years passed until it became possible to realize this unusual project. “We were rather in awe of the idea of developing the La Voiture Noire. No other vehicle in the long history of Bugatti has acquired the same legendary status as the Type 57 SC Atlantic and has become so synonymous with the brand. We had a great deal of respect for this historical responsibility as well as for the customer,” explains Achim Anscheidt.

The fascinating, sculptural, and commanding appearance of this black automobile which disappeared is forever unique. Jean Bugatti had a real flair for shapes and developed saloons and coupes of dramatic beauty. With the Atlantic, Jean Bugatti created a masterpiece. For the reinterpretation, the designers had to cast their minds back and seek to understand the automobile, the bygone times, the technology, the materials, and the creators – and then update this work to the 21st century.

Minimalist coupe of impressive beauty

The La Voiture Noire is a minimalist coupe much like the Atlantic back then thanks to reducing the essentials, reduced lines, and the absence of a large and dominant rear wing. The designers reinterpreted the spirit of the historical vehicle and developed a specific shape stylistically and technically speaking. This includes the dorsal seam down the centerline, the extended front section, the clear lines, and the romanticism of the rear. With great attention to detail, they created a bodywork with a unique surface finish – visible carbon fiber with a clearcoat known as “Black Carbon Glossy”. This generates virtually no reflections, but plenty of tension and drama. The bumpers are integrated gently into the bodywork while the windscreen appears to merge with the side windows like a helmet visor. The lack of disruptive lines means the surface appears to have been cast in one piece – nothing interrupts the visual flow. This transforms the vehicle’s attitude from a hyper sports car to a grand tourer. A unique sense of drama is generated by reducing the essentials and the teasing out of this essence of beauty and elegance from the surfaces.

In addition, it boasts some extraordinary details. There are more than 25 individually milled lights elements per side in the headlamps – an immense amount of work, even for a one-off. Each and every cell of the 3D-printed front grille has been honed and examined to ensure they all look perfect together. The rear is dominated by an elegant rear light which for the first time features a single-piece surround with no joints. Six individual tailpipes serve as a nod to the vehicle’s well-known template. A newly developed parametric design at the front and rear means the body parts appear to be sealed, but they are actually air-permeable. This gives the La Voiture Noire its incomparable coupe shape.

Bugatti has fitted the interior entirely with grain leather in Havana Brown, basing its choice on the historical model. This natural material contrasts with specially polished and turned aluminum inlays in various locations on the center console, the center spine, and the doors. The driving modes can be changed by means of a sophisticated rosewood switch. “The La Voiture Noire is the ultimate dream car for long distances such as a drive from Molsheim to Milan. The combination of perfect beauty and powerful drive culminates in this one-off as a declaration of love for the automobile,” explains Achim Anscheidt.

In spite of its uniqueness, Bugatti developed the coupe just as elaborately as its other hyper sports cars in just two years. Every new part had to pass the strict Bugatti testing and quality procedures, was measured, and was put through its paces time and again before finding its place in the vehicle. Extensive simulations were followed by testing in the wind tunnel and on test benches, and then on test tracks and proving grounds covering the entire range of speeds. Modifications to the bodywork, cooling, thermodynamics, wheels, and wheelbase result in new balance which requires perfect coordination. “Although the La Voiture Noire is a one-off, we spent two years using a test vehicle to develop and test it in all areas like handling and driving safety so that it can be approved,” says Pierre Rommelfanger, who is the Head of Coachbuilding Projects at Bugatti.

The extended wheelbase and the newly developed bodywork result in new aerodynamics and new handling which is worthy of a grand tourer – powerful, fast, and exceptionally comfortable. “With the La Voiture Noire, we are paying our respects to our long tradition, to France, and to Jean Bugatti’s creative work,” says Stephan Winkelmann. “At the same time, we are bringing exceptional technology, aesthetics, and extreme luxury into a new age. The La Voiture Noire is at the cutting edge of automotive engineering. It is a sculptural beauty that boasts unique technology.” The one-of-a-kind has already been sold to a Bugatti enthusiast for eleven million euros (before tax).

 

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Bugatti reveals carbon fiber Pool Table engineered to Molsheim standards

Bugatti reveals carbon fiber Pool Table engineered to Molsheim standards

Carbon fiber finish, innovative self-levelling technology, made in limited numbers with the best quality materials – a new pool table by Bugatti that is true to the values of the luxury marque.

The ultimate Bugatti collection always begins with a hyper sports car parked in the garage of the high-performance connoisseur. But the dedication to Bugatti can expand beyond four-wheel products that come from the Atelier in Molsheim. The newest product from the Bugatti Lifestyle collection is a Pool Table that is adorned in carbon fiber, built to the matching high standards of the famous model range from the French luxury marque. Now Bugatti aficionados can build on their dedication to Molsheim at home – or at sea – with the new Pool Table featuring optional highly advanced gyroscopic self-levelling technology for use on a yacht.

The Bugatti Lifestyle collection has expanded once again with the addition of the Bugatti Pool Table that reflects the best qualities of the hyper sports cars made in Molsheim. The officially licensed Pool Table – made in partnership with IXO®, designers and specialists of carbon fiber product construction – is the ideal addition for any Bugatti collector.

True to the Bugatti name, the Pool Table uses innovative technology to give it the edge over rival products. An optional servo-driven system deploys a gyroscopic sensor to level the table – in case of installation on board a yacht. Each leg can move to compensate for the movement of a ship and remain perfectly level. The system can adjust in just 5 milliseconds, and the movement is completed in total silence with vibration-free adjustment.

Just like the hyper sports cars made in Molsheim, the Bugatti Pool Table is made of the highest quality materials and even wears the famous Bugatti badge. The carbon fiber finish of the Pool Table represents the sporting nature of the French luxury marque, while the strong frame of the table is underpinned by machined aluminum and titanium. The product meets the standards of a professional tournament pool table.

A unique plate adorns each Bugatti Pool Table, displaying the famous Bugatti logo and the limited-edition number for each product – just like with every hyper sports car receives from the Atelier. The Pool Table is made in a limited run of 30 tables, with five to be made by IXO® in 2021. The sides of the drawers of the Pool Table are manufactured with CNC-machined, brushed and anodized aluminum, complete with the Bugatti logo. Ball pockets made from stainless steel are lined with leather, with fittings complete with titanium screws and nuts to prevent corrosion from aluminum parts.

While the Bugatti Pool Table complements any hyper sports car in a collection, products in a range of official accessories are the perfect match for this sports equipment. The wall cue support is finished in carbon fiber, also featuring a 13-inch, high-resolution touch screen to keep track of scores. The carbon fiber pool cues feature anodized and CNC-machined aluminum ends that are made to the same design of the buttons of Bugatti hyper sports cars.

A dimmable LED ceiling light is also made with carbon fiber, while other official branded Bugatti accessories include a chalk box, finished in black with anodized aluminum, cleaning brush in black, a suitcase made in Bugatti leather to transport the set of Aramith Tournament Pro balls while a USB key, presented also in a CNC-machined aluminium case, includes photos and videos of each table made, so the customer could see the full history of the manufacturing steps of their Pool Table. The box is lined with the same leather used in the construction of the Pool Table.

Stephan Winkelmann, President of Bugatti Automobiles, said: “It is our pleasure to be working with a manufacturing partner that mirrors the qualities of Bugatti. Through our shared values, we can be sure that the Bugatti Pool Table will be made with extremely high quality materials, that the standard of the limited production will be very high, and that the technology used to make the product is advanced. We only choose the best partners to represent our famous Bugatti marque, yet we know that IXO® will meet the same benchmarks we expect in the production of hyper sports cars made in our Molsheim Atelier.”

The first official Bugatti Pool Table will be delivered to customers in June and is available to purchase for €250.000, including the accessories.

Pedro Sanchez, General Manager at IXO®, said: “When we started developing the Bugatti Pool Table project, we knew we had to be different and excel in all areas in order to be extraordinary. At IXO®, good is never enough. We strive for perfection and the goal of ultimate quality in every aspect, and that is a moving target. Whether it is beauty, luxury, elegance, exclusivity or durability, we make sure to raise the bar. All available time, emotion, knowledge and resources have been spent. Nothing has been spared – everything has been ventured and sacrificed – in order to create a being beyond imagination. I truly feel that our creations have soul. We have poured our hearts into them.”