A £12MILLION haul of bonkers Bugattis: Three of just thirty 304.8MPH Chiron hypercars built have arrived in the UK ready for delivery to super-rich customers
- Each car costs from €3.5million before taxes – around £4million inclusive of VAT and delivery charges
- Three delivered to HR Owen Bugatti London represent 10% of the limited edition car’s total production run
- Customers, who are based in London and South of England, will need to take extra care to keep their licences
- The Chiron Super Sport 300+ clocked a world record top speed for a production car of 304.773mph in 2019
There are fast cars and then there is the Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ – the French brand’s hypercar that was clocked setting a world record top speed for a production model that the public can buy.
And it appears that three well-heeled customers from the UK are getting their hands on the ultra-exclusive car, of which just 30 have been made.
HR Owen Bugatti London has taken delivery of the UK orders this week and pictured the trio parked in formation inside the dealership’s workshop.
With each priced at around €3.5million before taxes (around £4million inclusive of VAT and delivery charges), pictured is a staggering haul of £12million-worth of lightning-fast vehicles.
£10.5m of new motors: These three Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ hypercars have arrived to be delivered to UK customers. Each one costs at least a whopping £4million each before taking into account optional extras and personalised features
The Chiron Super Sport 300+ was first revealed to the world in 2019 when it became the first car from a production manufacturer to break the 300mph barrier, recording a world record speed of 304.773mph, with Official Bugatti Test Pilot Andy Wallace behind the wheel.
It was announced shortly after that just 30 examples of the Chiron Super Sport 300+ would be handcrafted and delivered to customers worldwide – 10 per cent of which have now arrived in London.
HR Owen confirmed to us that the three cars – which represent 10 per cent of the limited production run – are for customers based in the capital and South of England.
In order to achieve its world-record speed, the Chiron Super Sport 300+ received a number of meticulously engineered upgrades.
With just 30 of the ultra-exclusive – world record-setting – hypercars produced by the French brand, it means these UK models represent 10% of the total output
The cars have been delivered to UK Bugatti dealership, HR Owen, in London before being presented to their owners in the capital and South of England
The Bugatti Chiron Supersport 300+ is a £4million version of the standard hypercar with the extended carbon bodywork and upgraded exhaust system from the record-smashing example
Just 30 examples of the Chiron Super Sport 300+ road cars will be made, Bugatti has confirmed. Three of these have arrived in the UK this month
Customer cars have more lavish interiors, a passenger seat and the option for no roll cage. It also loses the laser-guide ride-height system and will have an electronic speed limiter
Most obviously, its streamlined bodywork was redesigned to include a ‘longtail’, which helped maintain a smooth flow of air over the car to maintain stability at high speeds. The new shape, and a set of vertical exhaust pipes, allowed for a diffusor 32 per cent larger, helping to further increase downforce.
The legendary eight-litre W16 engine was upgraded with reinforced pistons, larger turbochargers and an oil pump capable of operating at higher pressures, to deliver a total of 1,578bhp, which is 99bhp more than a ‘standard’ Chiron.
Bugatti’s modified and tuned Chiron hypercar – with Briton Andy Wallace at the wheel – was clocked at a speed of 304.77mph at a test track in Germany on 2 August 2019, beating the old record set two years earlier by almost 27mph
Shortly after the high-speed run, The Guinness Book of World Records said it would not acknowledge Bugatti’s 300mph-busting achievement due to a stipulation in the rules
It stipulated that a land speed record is only eligible if it has been set over two runs on the same course in opposite directions within an hour of each other – which Bugatti failed to do
The Chiron Super Sport 300+ is marked out by its unique paintwork. Compared with Super Sport, which shares a longtail body, the Super Sport 300+ is finished in black carbon fibre, complemented by a Jet Orange racing stripe running through the centre of the car.
Carbon continues to flow through into the car’s engine cover, and even the windscreen wiper.
Additional flourishes complete the 300+’s design, including a Bugatti ‘Macaron’ logo made of genuine silver and black enamel, and strong magnesium alloy wheels finished in a bespoke colour named ‘Nocturne’.
The sold-out Chiron Super Sport 300+ vehicles are being built at Bugatti’s headquarters in Molsheim, France.
The record speed needs to be an average of the highest speeds set in both directions of the same track. Bugatti confirmed it only drove in one direction
The car maker said it couldn’t use the VW test track in both directions due to safety concerns, as decades of vehicles careering around the test track in a clockwise direction has modified the tarmac
A run in the opposite direction would go against the grain of the surface, which could cause the tyres to overheat, Bugatti said in 2019