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Bugatti Chiron price: what one would cost in Australia

Bugatti's Chiron hypercar had a tough job from the outset.
Iain Kelly
Contributing Journalist
CarsGuide

19 Apr 2019 • 4 min read

Bugatti's Chiron hypercar had a tough job from the outset as the French manufacturer's successor to the game-changing Veyron 16.4. First seen at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show the 1103kW quad-turbo W16-powered Chrion looks like an updated Veyron but is actually a new car.

Starting at a base price of US$3,800,000 each Chiron cost significantly more than the previous Veyron before any modifications are added for each owner at an additional cost. In some cases there have been Chirons delivered to customers costing over US$7,000,000 thanks to their unique specifications.

Although Bugatti doesn't have a local sales agent there are three Chirons rumoured to have been sold to wealthy Australians, with an estimated cost of approximately US$5,000,000 per-car. On top of the cost of speccing out your own 400km/h 1103kW hypercar the delivery fees are rumoured to then set buyers back another US$2,000,000 per-car thanks to the cost of air freight, plus import duties and taxes.

While the Chiron doesn't comply with Australian Design Rules that govern regular road cars there are ways to get super-exotic, limited-production vehicles into Australia. While the Chiron doesn't comply with Australian Design Rules that govern regular road cars there are ways to get super-exotic, limited-production vehicles into Australia.

While the Chiron doesn't comply with Australian Design Rules that govern regular road cars there are ways to get super-exotic, limited-production vehicles into Australia, most likely as special interest vehicles. This is how the Bugatti Veyrons currently living Down Under were brought in to the country.

Bugatti released a range of limited-edition Veyrons through that model's production life, and there have already been three special variants of the Chiron shown to the public since the model went on sale in 2017. And these special models are already being talked about as future investments.

As the regular Chiron weighs in at a portly 1996kg Bugatti released a lighter, more track-focussed Chiron Sport model that comes in 18kg lighter. The extra carbon-fibre and stiffer suspension costs an extra $561,500 over the regular Chiron, though it retains its road-going nature unlike the US$4,350,000 track-only Divo model Bugatti sell.

Shown in February 2019, the 110 Ans Bugatti is a limited-edition Chiron released to celebrate Bugatti's 110th anniversary, and of which only 20 units are slated to be built. The 110 Ans Bugatti will become a hyper-collectable machine thanks to its very small run of production, even though Bugatti hasn't released a price tag for the exclusive model. It is expected to cost over US$4,500,000 and should quickly go up in price.

The 2019 Geneva Motor Show, held just one month after the 110 Ans Bugatti was announced, saw Bugatti display another special edition Chiron. The La Voiture Noire is a one-off show car designed to invoke the spirit of Bugatti's art deco Type 57 SC Atlantic; one of the most beautiful and most expensive cars of all time.

The legendary French manufacturer sold that one-off machine for over $26,6500,000 to one lucky buyer. Unbelievably this is still nowhere near what it would cost to buy the car it is based on, the Type 57 SC Atlantic. Only two were built, one in 1936 and one in 1938, and the '36 model sold for over $56,000,000 back in 2010.

Should the Chiron have been sold in Australia? Let us know in the comments.