Bugatti Chiron Profilée One-Off W16 Hypercar Up for Auction

Like the Veyron before it, the Chiron has spawned several special editions throughout its life cycle. Profilée was supposed to be one of them as Bugatti wanted small production but with all 500 build slots used it would still be one in the end. Even though the folks from Molsheim knew they wouldn’t be able to produce more, development continued, and the car was finalized. In the end, it did get one of a kind approval for Europe.

Work on the Chiron Profilée began in the fall of 2020 after Bugatti received requests from customers who wanted a less radical interpretation of the Pur Sport. It ditches the massive rear wing for a much smoother aero piece that keeps the hypercar glued to the road at a top speed of 236 mph (380 km/h). At the front, it has a larger air intake than the “entry-level” Chiron and an enlarged horseshoe grille to let more air into the radiator. Airflow is further optimized by a redesigned splitter which also increases downforce on the front axle.

Bugatti paints the one-of-a-kind hypercar in the exclusive Argent Atlantique color which combines exposed carbon fiber with the Bleu Royal Carbon underbody color. The Profilée wheels are also not shared with other Chirons and are painted in Le Patron to blend in with the underbody. Polished aluminum accents complete the exterior changes.

Mechanically, the suspension springs are 10 percent stiffer than the Pur Sport and the rear axle has 50 percent more negative space for better cornering traction. Bugatti says these changes have been made without negatively impacting the high level of comfort offered by the Chiron. In this application, the W16’s 8.0-liter quad-turbo engine puts out a mammoth 1,479 horsepower, which is less than the 1,578 hp of other derivatives such as the Centodieci and Super Sport 300+.

With 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 2.3 seconds and 0 to 124 mph (200 km/h) in 5.5 seconds, the Bugatti Chiron Profilée is one of the fastest production cars ever. The top speed we mentioned earlier is 19 mph (30 km/h) more than the Pur Sport, which clocks in at “only” 217 mph (350 km/h). Based on the Pur Sport, the transmission ratio is shortened by 15 percent compared to the Chiron Sport.

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The luxury cabin is the first in the Chiron to have a woven leather upholstery after using more than 2,500 meters of leather strips. The seats are upholstered in Gris Rafale and Deep Blue leather in an “air parade” quilting pattern. Bugatti updated the center console to include a black anodized frame inlay to feature the Profilée script.

RM Sotheby’s will auction off the car on February 1, 2023, and Bugatti says a portion of the proceeds will go to charity.

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