Bugatti’s photoshoot of its $5 million W16 Mistral in Japan and will leave you awestruck


Bugatti has released some stunning shots of the W16 Mistral on its trip to the Land of the Rising Sun. The $5 million hypercar recently arrived in Tokyo, Japan for its latest stopover in the world tour that has so far included North America, Europe, and the Middle East. Tokyo is known for its fascinating car culture and its love for high-performance automobiles, and the W16 Mistral looked right at home next to some of the most iconic locations in Japan’s capital city. Kanda Myojin Shrine, considered to be one of the oldest temples in Tokyo, was chosen as one of the first stops for the roadster.


Later, the hypercar visited Oishi Park which offers breathtaking views of Mount Fuji in the distance, and also made a stop at the globally acclaimed Gora Kadan – a former retreat of the Imperial Family.

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“Tokyo and Japan have always been a natural home for Bugatti. Ours is a brand that is guided by our traditions but always driven by the very latest advancements in technology, engineering, and design. The W16 Mistral is an ideal showcase of our values, evolving from a long lineage of beautiful Bugatti roadsters, but forever pushing forward with incomparable levels of performance and luxury,” said Kostas Psarris, Regional Director Middle East & Asia at Bugatti.

The Mistral at Gora Kadan, the former retreat of the Imperial family.

The W16 Mistral then took center stage at the Bugatti Tokyo showroom that was formally opened by official Bugatti partner Sky Group in 2021. High-profile attendees were treated to an evening at a globally renowned Michelin-star restaurant nearby.


After its visit to Japan, the Bugatti hypercar will continue on its world tour and will be visiting Singapore as its next destination.

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The black and yellow interior of the W16 Mistral pays an homage to the brand’s founder Ettore Bugatti as they were his favorite colors.

Bugatti W16 Mistral – the French marque’s last W16 hypercar
Bugatti unveiled the W16 Mistral last summer as a grand send-off to the manufacturer’s storied W16 engine that was introduced with the Bugatti Veyron in 2005. Named after a wind in the south of France, it’s a limited-production derivative of the Chiron. The Mistral is also the first and only model in the Chiron line-up to feature an open-top body style.


The hypercar is powered by the quad-turbo 8.0-liter W16 engine which is shared with the Super Sport 300+ and develops 1,577 hp and 1,180 lb-ft of torque. The French manufacturer will build only 99 examples of the Mistral and all of them have already been sold.

(All images by Bugatti)

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