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Bugatti Profilée: Where Luxury Meets Performance in a One-of-a-kind Package

Bugatti Chiron Profilée one-off W16 hypercar will be sold off in an auction

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Aditya Saikrishna
Aditya Saikrishna
I am 21 years old and an avid Motorsports enthusiast.

GERMANY: Throughout its lifetime, the Chiron, like the Veyron before it, Bugatti has produced numerous special editions of its cars, and the Profilée should be one of them. 

The company had planned a limited edition for the Profilée; however, despite filling each of the 500 build slots, it’ll eventually be a one-off car from the Bugatti stable. 

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The Molsheimers knew they couldn’t make any more, but they kept working on it until Bugatti finished it. In the end, Europe gave it only one kind of approval.

Bugatti kick started the work on Chiron in 2020

In response to customer requests for a less radical version of the Pur Sport, Bugatti began work on the Chiron Profilée in the fall of 2020. 

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A more subtle aero piece replaces the massive rear wing to keep the hypercar on the road at its maximum speed of 380 km/h.

At the front, the Profilée gets larger air intakes than the “entry-level” Chiron and a more prominent horseshoe grille to send more air into the radiators. A redesigned splitter improves airflow while also increasing downforce at the front axle.

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The one-of-a-kind hypercar was painted by Bugatti in an exclusive Argent Atlantique colour, with exposed carbon fibre and a lower body tint of Bleu Royal Carbon. 

Photo Credit: Twitter/Bugatti

The wheels of the Profilée are also unique as no other Chiron and are painted in Le Patron to match the lower body. Cleaned aluminium highlights adjust the outward progressions.

Mechanically, the Pur Sport’s suspension springs are 10% stiffer, and the rear axle has a 50% more negative chamber for improved cornering traction. According to Bugatti, these modifications have not compromised Chiron’s renowned high level of comfort. 

The quad-turbo W16 8.0-litre engine produces a massive 1,479 horsepower in the Profilée, which is significantly less than the 1,578 HP produced by other models like the Centodieci and Super Sport 300+.

The Bugatti Chiron Profilée is one of the fastest production cars ever, going from 100 km/h in 2.3 seconds and 0 to 200 km/h in 5.5 seconds. 

The Pur Sport’s maximum speed, which is “only” 350 km/h, is 30 km/h lower than the Profilée’s top speed. Compared to the Chiron Sport, the transmission ratios have been reduced by 15% since the Pur Sport forms its basis.

After using more than 2,500 meters of leather strips, the posh cabin is the first Chiron to have a woven leather finish. With a quilting pattern resembling an “air parade,” the seats are covered in Gris Rafale and Deep Blue leather. 

To showcase the Profilée script, Bugatti updated the centre console with a black anodized frame inlay.

The vehicle will be sold at an auction on February 1, 2023, and Bugatti promises that a charitable organization will receive a portion of the proceeds from the auction.

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