Bugatti has revealed yet another Chiron-based limited edition this year. Meet the Bugatti Chiron Sport Les Légendes du Ciel edition; a special edition pays tribute to the brand’s iconic racing machines and the legendary French airmen from the early 20th century. “Many successful Bugatti racing drivers, such as Albert Divo, Robert Benoist, and Bartolomeo ‘Meo’ Costantini, flew for the French Air Force, the French aviator legend Roland Garros privately drove a Bugatti Type 18 to be a fast on the road as in the air,” said Stephan Winkelmann, President of Bugatti. In terms of special touches, the Chiron Sport Les Légendes du Ciel (French for “The Legends of the Sky”) is finished in a special matte gray paint on the outside called Gris Serpent reminiscent of the paintwork of aircraft from the 1920s, while a gloss white stripe runs the length of the car from front to rear. The blue, white, red colors of the French flag can be seen right behind the front fenders on the side sills. It also gets a re-designed horseshoe grille that wears a gloss black finish.
Inside the cabin, the hypercar’s special logo can be seen on the brushed aluminum door sills and projected on the ground by the door entry lights. The interior is upholstered in Gaucho light brown leather with aluminum trim, while door panels feature a depiction of a Nieuport 17 aircraft racing a Bugatti Type 13 car. Mechanically, the Chiron Sport Les Légendes du Ciel edition is identical to the regular version and is powered by the same 8.0-liter W16 that produces 1,479 horsepower and 1,180 pound-feet of torque. Bugatti has said that only 20 examples of the special edition will be made and available for 2.88 million euros apiece (roughly $3.40 million).
[Via: Acquire Mag]