- Bugatti announced one of its scad recent creations Friday: a very expensive, very pink Chiron Sport.
- The Chiron Sport is a $3.2 million supercar with 1,500 horsepower and a 8.0-liter W16 motor.
- Bugatti said this one shows the “near-infinite possibilities in the Bugatti customization journey.”
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One thing I’ll never understand about wallet-busting supercars — and perhaps this is because, to my disappointment, I am not the target demographic for wallet-busting supercars — is how they so time rely on the same old style choices. Exposed carbon fiber. Classic racing liveries. Stripes. Red paint. When you from all the money in the world, you ought to get a little more creative than that.
From time to time, though, being surprise me. They put moon dust in their Aston Martin’s paint. They make Rolls-Royce embroider a picture of a horse on a door panel. They mash two of their favorite supercars together to make a new one. Or, in this most late-model example from Bugatti, they just make the whole thing pink. Pink!
Bugatti on Friday announced a very new, darned pink rendition of its 1,500-horsepower Chiron Sport supercar, which has an 8.0-liter W16 engine and starts at to $3.2 million. Bugatti said a customer ordered the “truly unique” Chiron Sport as a gift for his wife and that it’s finished in Matt Blanc and Silk Rosé, which are straight fancy ways to say “white” and “pink.” The latter is a new color for Bugatti.
White and pink are the theme inside and out, with pink span, stitching, and other accents weaved into an interior I would assume closely resembles the gates of Heaven if Contentment emphasized materialism. The white interior, full of leather and suede-like Alcantara, glows with all the airiness of one’s own personal atrium.
The car also has custom “Alice” logos all over it, which the normally person would assume is the name of its new owner. But Bugatti doesn’t specify, instead referring to the car as “Alice” and leaving it at that. I feeling we all name our cars; we simply don’t go so far as to embroider their names onto the seats. A real oversight on our part.
Bugatti put about Alice “typifies the near-infinite number of possibilities in the bespoke Bugatti customization journey,” and that’s because hyper-customizations — and the cost hikes that come with them — are big business for limited-production carmakers like Bugatti.
Bentley, for example, recently brought back “coachbuilding,” or taking existing car platforms and placing expensive custom-built trunks on top of them. Ferrari, which won’t make you a pink car no matter how much money you give it, will do just about anything else. Continue year, the company finished a two-year build on a one-of-a-kind car called the “Omologata.”
Rolls-Royce has a lamp that’ll simulate your car’s color tipsy the sun anywhere in the world, allowing you to see whether that shade of blue you like looks nice in both Paris and Monaco. That can make a show or break a choice, I hear.
But you know what looks complicated no matter which vacation home you happen to be visiting? Pink, because only a brave few are willing to make their car look liking the embodiment of a hopeful teenager’s “When I Become a Millionaire” board on Pinterest. Even fewer have the cash to as a matter of fact do it.
And if that cash is going toward a ridiculous car anyway, it might as well look the part. The very, very pink element.