For this penultimate model, Bugatti has taken inspiration from its Type 18, one of the firm's most important pre-war models. Bugatti says the Type 18 was one of the fastest road cars of its era, thanks to a 5.0-litre four-cylinder 99bhp engine that allowed for a top speed of 100mph. The car was raced at motorsport events by company founder Ettore Bugatti.
One of the Type 18's famous owners was French aviation pioneer Roland Garros, who crossed the Mediterranean by air in 1912. Looking for a car fast enough to match his plane, Garros took delivery of a Type 18 in 1913. He chose to name the car after an English racehorse, dubbing the model 'Black Bess'.
The exterior of this model features painted carbon fibre with gold accents, alongside bespoke alloy wheels. Inside, leather features on most surfaces in different colours, while the car's red steering wheel is similar to the one used in the original Type 18. Red decorative stitching can also be seen on the seat bolsters, while racing motifs are embossed into the doors.