Half of the 500 £2million hypercars have been sold and a new carbon fibre colour has been shown at Geneva

A new special edition of the Bugatti Chiron will be revealed at the Geneva motor show in exposed carbon fibre colour “Bleu Royal”, and half of the 500 examples of the new hypercar have been sold.

Read our full review of the Bugatti Chiron

Of the 250 orders placed for the Chiron so far, Europe accounts for 37% of sales – the most of any area, as with the Veyron – while North America has 30% and the Middle East with 26%.

Bugatti says the car on show at Geneva has been produced for a customer from Switzerland, and there are eight carbon colours available to choose for the Chiron.

So far all examples of the cars have been sold without any customers having driven the car and deliveries for the first orders are expected over the next few days, according to Bugatti. Chiron buyers will be invited to an exclusive test drive event at the end of March.

The Chiron is powered by a 1479bhp quad-turbocharged 8.0-litre W16 and can reach 62mph from a standstill in less than 2.5sec with a maximum top speed of 261mph.

It costs almost £2million, there are still 250 units available and Bugatti says it will be strictly limited to 500 models.

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Bugatti Chiron

Bugatti originally brought us the Veyron and now has masterminded a 1487bhp, £2.5m masterpiece that's set to become the world's fastest production car

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5 March 2017
Anyone see Engineering Explained's video on youtube? Says a 300mph Bugatti will require 1795BHP, the other stats eg kerb weight / drag coefficient remaining similar to the Veyron. Its pretty interesting. Says that car will need to disperse 3600bhp worth of heat to deploy all 1800bhp to the road. Christ that thing would suck in unimaginable volumes if air and fuel.

6 March 2017
Seriously, who cares?

6 March 2017
Take a look at a proper Bugatti - any one, even a Type 40 - and you have to weep at these horrible monsters.

5 March 2017
Holy crap, that exposed carbon paintwork is a 250,000 Euro option. 250k!

6 March 2017
... the VW group was telling even bigger, fatter lies about half the 500 cars being sold. Seems to be a bit of a 'grey' area of interpretation over an order being placed and a car being sold...

6 March 2017
Oh no! With 250 sales to go, we have years of Chiron special edition 'news' ahead of us. Help!

6 March 2017
[quote=scrap]Oh no! With 250 sales to go, we have years of Chiron special edition 'news' ahead of us. Help![/quote] I can't wait until we get to the special edition made from platinum, polished to a mirror like shine by celestial angels rocketed in from Venus.

6 March 2017
With US law firms currently doing big busines for VW Group in the States at least 250 lawyers should make enough bucks to buy these 250 Bugs

Compliments to Richie Bremner for this fairly critical report. Wish the Autocar to write as critical and un-biased on Bentley, Jaguar, Mini, Range Rover as well...

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