Bugatti's W16 Engine is being retired

Bugatti’s W16 Engine is being retired

On Wednesday, Bugatti will auction the final model of the Chiron Profilée, powered by the iconic W16 engine, at RM Sotheby’s Paris sale. The auction will take place in the Louvre Palace’s Salles du Carrousel. The Chiron Profilée was supposed to be introduced by the company, but due to the overwhelming demand for the Chiron models, the Profilée could not be produced. The only Chiron Profilée ever constructed will now be auctioned off, allowing customers and Bugatti lovers worldwide to acquire a piece of automotive history.

The Chiron Profilée is a one-of-a-kind model based on the Chiron Pur Sport, designed for racing fans. The Profilée has the athleticism of the Pur Sport but a more refined look. For improved handling, it has a larger front splitter and air intake, a revised chassis, and new steering and suspension settings. This results in some impressive performance figures, such as a top speed of 236 mph and a 0-62 mph time of 2.3 seconds.

The Chiron Profilée has a unique colour scheme and woven leather details in the cabin. The vehicle has only been driven 246 miles for testing purposes. This auction provides a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for collectors and enthusiasts to purchase a piece of Bugatti’s illustrious history.

Other classic and modern Bugattis up for auction at RM Sotheby’s include a 2009 Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport and a 1928 Bugatti Type 43 Roadster. The Chiron Profilée is expected to fetch a high price at auction, making it an important addition to any car collection.

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