Bugatti has a long-lasting history within the automotive industry, and the racing world, their involvements in motorsport since the 1910s has made them quite a renowned and reputable manufacturer and a status icon owned and driven by the world’s elite and super-wealthy. Just because we can’t all afford one doesn’t mean we can’t admire them, or in this case, create a top ten list of the best Bugatti models out there.
10: The Bugatti Chiron
The successor to the Veyron that dominated the automotive world since 2005 was replaced in 2016 by its younger brother, the Chiron if you haven’t already then check out the previous article that we wrote on the Bugatti Chiron when it first came out for the full hands-on review. It comes with an 8.0-litre quad-turbocharged W16 engine that produces an insane 1,479bhp, where 0-62 mph is achieved in under 2.4 seconds and is electronically limited to 261 mph. Similar to the Veyron the Chiron is comprised of a carbon fibre body, independent suspension and a Haldex all-wheel-drive system. The cost for one is around £2.2m, and customers are required to place a £200,000 deposit.
9: Bugatti Chiron Sport
The Chiron Sport is pretty much the same as the standard car; the only subtle differences are the extensive use of carbon fibre on the model. It is a more track-focused, lightweight and hardcore version of the standard Chiron. Differences include stiffer suspension, extensive use of carbon fibre and torque vectoring to improve cornering characteristics. The Chiron Sport became available in 2018 and cost an additional £400,000 than the standard Chiron.
8: Bugatti Chiron Sport 100 ANS
The Chiron Sport 100 ANS is a limited-edition version of the Chiron Sport introduced in February 2019, it was developed to celebrate 110 years of Bugatti. It features matte steel bare Blue carbon fibre which looks exquisite; the exhaust system is finished in a matte black design. The colours of the French flag can also be found on the wing mirrors, fuel filler cap and the underside of the rear wing, as well as, blue brake callipers. The interior follows the same layout, upholstered in blue Alcantara and the French flag imprinted on the headrests of the seats. The production is limited to only 20 units, all of which have now been sold.
7: Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+
As of 2nd August 2019, the Bugatti Chiron SS became the fastest production car in the world reaching a top speed of over 304 mph; it is an entirely reworked variant of the standard Chiron producing 1,577bhp and a heavily modified exterior, interior and engine. For the full article follow the link here for our latest review of the Chiron SS.
6: Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport
The Pur Sport was introduced on 3rd March 2020 is a handling focused model limited to just 60 units. The Pur Sport is 50kg lighter than the standard Chiron thanks to a 3D printed titanium exhaust, a fixed rear wing and the use of anodised aluminium and titanium in the interior. The wheels are also made out of specialised spokes called “aero blades” which help to channel turbulent air near the wheel down the side of the car and sent to the rear diffuser to increase downforce. Other indicators of a handling focused car are stiffer springs, where front springs are 65 percent more rigid, and the rear is 33 percent stiffer along with revised gear ratios which are 15 percent closer to increase acceleration and higher rev line of 6,900 rpm.
5: Bugatti Chiron Noire
The Chiron Noire is a special limited edition based on the La Voiture Noire; the special edition comes in two variants: The Nouire Elegance and the Noire Sportive, and only 20 will be made. The Noire will cost around £3m.
4: Bugatti La Voiture Noire
This £12.3m one of one limited edition Hypercar based of the Chiron, the car is a homage to the Type 57 SC Atlantic and celebrates the firm’s unique design history. Another reason why the car is so expensive is that it is entirely hand-built with a carbon fibre body and loosely looks similar to the Divo (more on that later). The car looks almost nothing alike to its donor, the Chiron, the wing mirrors, LED taillight strip and wheels are entirely different from the standard car; the only similarity they share is the mid-engine layout and the same engine and performance found in the standard Chiron.
3: Bugatti Divo
The Bugatti Divo is related to the Chiron and the Centodieci (a sneak peek into our number 2), and it is named after the French racing driver Albert Divo who raced for Bugatti in the 1920s and won the Targa Florio race, twice. The Divo is inspired by both the Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic and the Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo. The Divo’s key focus is on-track performance, and it features a completely redesigned exhaust system, a wider retractable wing than the Chiron, a NACA duct on the roof channelling air to the rear of the car via a central fin towards the wing for improved downforce. Performance-wise the Divo is 8 seconds quicker than the Chiron around the Nardo test track, and it generates 456kg of downforce, which, as a result, reduces the top speed to 236 mph. Although the engine and power output remain the same as those on the Chiron, the Divo does produce a higher lateral acceleration and with only 40 units built also makes it a very desirable and rare hypercar to see on the road.
2: Bugatti Centodieci
Italian for 110 the Bugatti Centodieci is a homage to the EB110 and the firm’s 110th birthday, similar to the Chiron Sport 110 ANS, and is 20kg lighter than the standard Chiron. The engine, however, is the same one used in the Chiron Super Sport, an 8.0 litre W16 producing 1,578bhp with only ten units being built and each one costing £8.7m each.
1: The Bugatti Veyron
I think we all expected to see this coming; the Bugatti Veyron launched in 2005 sparked and helped to put the company on the map. The widely known Veyron was the first car to reach a top speed over 250mph, and then a few years later, the Veyron Super Sport inspired the speed war and held the record for the world’s fastest car in 2012 achieving a top speed of over 267mph. The standard Veyron was equipped with the same 8.0-litre quad-turbo W16 that produced 1,001 bhp, and the Veyron SS developed 1,250bhp.
Bringing it all in and summing up the list, the Veyron is what helped to jump-start the brand and remind the world of Bugatti’s heritage, racing pedigree and long-lasting impact on the automotive world.