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All Rights Reserved, 250th Chiron to roll off the production line. I talked to Bugatti design director Achim Anscheidt today while admiring a design model of his company’s newly announced “La Voiture Noire.” This vehicle will be a one-off — there’ll only ever be one made — homage to the Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic. A slight hiss of air is all you’ll hear when the Bugatti Chiron jumps into … “La Voiture Noire” is a tribute to BUGATTI’s own history, a manifesto of the BUGATTI aesthetic and a piece of automotive haute couture. Each Bugatti Chiron Noire features exposed carbon fiber, a unique grille, and black-painted brake calipers. Disregard your bank (im)balance for a moment, and consider this proposition: Bugatti has designed a one-off, blacked-out car — built upon the Chiron drivetrain, and made out of carbon fiber and all the finest materials humanity has discovered — but it costs a whopping $18.9 million and you can’t have it for another 2.5 years, because Bugatti has to figure out how to engineer and homologate the preposterous thing. Designed by Jean Bugatti, eldest son of founder Ettore, the 57 Atlantic had an iconic all-black variant, which went missing during the Second World War, and that’s what today’s La Voiture Noire commemorates. Limited to just 20 examples, the Bugatti Chiron Noire is essentially a stealthy appearance package inspired by the one-off $18-million Bugatti La Voiture Noire … 500 Chirons are being built in total, and 150 have already been bought so there are now less than 100 examples looking for future owners. Anscheidt isn’t shy about the clientele that his company attracts, telling me that Bugatti has “a customer base that is used to configuring their yachts and their airplanes themselves,” and, further, that “if you compare it to the art market, it’s not so outrageous.”. But if you’re a person more concerned with signaling their status or preserving their wealth, this $19 million Bugatti proposal is a no-brainer. The most expensive new car ever has already been sold. Purchasing a one-off Bugatti, at any price, is like buying futures in the stock of multibillionaires of the future. Why The Bugatti La Voiture Noire Costs $18 Million - YouTube The limited-edition Chiron Noire costs $110,000 more than the regular Chiron's $2,998,000 base price, but Hollman International in Germany is listing an example for a lot more than that. Before my conversation with Anscheidt concluded, he remarked that Bugatti is seeing a great response to all of its limited-run vehicles, and “there will be many more people who will want to have a one-off car made for themselves.” I’m confident that there are indeed millions who’d very much like that privilege. Bugatti Chiron: $2.9 Million. Chances are that the other 19 examples have already been allocated, so this could be your last chance to own the limited-edition Bugatti Chiron Noire for a very long time. What might surprise you, though, is that its escalated price is thanks entirely to its fancier design and scarcity. Specifically, the example listed for sale is a Bugatti Chiron Noire Sportive with a matte-black finish applied to the carbon fiber body that looks very striking. One of the 20 Chiron Noires also happened to be the 250th Chiron to roll off the production line, which was going to be displayed at the 2020 Geneva Motor Show before the event was canceled due to the coronavirus. That means power is provided by an 8.0-liter quad-turbo W16 gasoline engine producing 1,500 horsepower and 1,180 lb-ft of torque, which is sent to all four wheels through a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. The seller is charging a staggering 4,022,200 euro (around $4.4 million) to become the owner of this ultra-rare Chiron. Because, why wouldn’t you? Do you take up that offer? The La Voiture Noire is a modern reinterpretation of the Type 57 SC Atlantic from the 1930s and was built to celebrate Bugatti’s 110th anniversary. Bugatti's La Voiture Noire cost €16.7 million, or almost $19 million, including taxes. Bugatti didn’t make any performance enhancements relative to the Chiron, which is to say that the Bugatti Divo is still the best-performing vehicle that the brand offers. Any car fanatic would calculate how many Ferraris, McLarens, and Lambos could be had for such a princely sum, and how much driving can be done in 30 months, and decline as quickly and politely as possible. Two variants are available: a "Sportive" version and an "Élégance" edition. Anscheidt tells me that once his design team finished with their work, the extremely limited-edition new car was bought by the first person it was offered to. Starting from scratch, their end result was not only the most expensive Bugatti, the Bugatti La Voiture Noire price of $19,000,000 (including tax) makes it the most expensive new car ever. Only one will be built, and it won’t be ready for its new owner for at least 2½ years. Since the Chiron Noire is essentially an appearance package, there haven't been any tweaks under the hood. The Divo costs a comparably tame €5 million / $5.7 million, though that price is only of historic importance, as all 40 examples of it were sold to existing Chiron owners immediately upon announcement. Bugatti’s La Voiture Noire is a $19 million ode to the grotesquely rich, All of the cars, concepts, and wild ideas from the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, Koenigsegg’s Jesko is a 300 mph projectile on wheels, Audi’s new Q4 E-tron is a smaller electric SUV with great range. Bugatti’s La Voiture Noire is a $19 million ode to the grotesquely rich The most expensive new car ever has already been sold By Vlad Savov @vladsavov Mar 5, 2019, 2:26pm EST I’m still reeling from the matter-of-fact manner in which those words were uttered, along with the inescapable logic they contain. Before taxes, the car cost $12.5 million. If you believe there’ll be more egregiously wealthy humans on the planet — whether in number or in amplitude of wealth — then it only makes sense to own extraordinarily exclusive items like this all-black Bugatti. Limited to just 20 examples, the Bugatti Chiron Noire is essentially a stealthy appearance package inspired by the one-off $18-million Bugatti La Voiture Noire unveiled at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. Only a reckless fool would dare drive it. But the customised creation of “La Voiture Noire” is far more than a modern interpretation of the ghost of the gran turismo. Bugatti’s La Voiture Noire is the world’s most expensive new car ever sold — $18.68 million. Bugatti La Voiture Noire Is an $18.9 Million One-Off Atlantic Tribute That makes it the most expensive new car ever, according to Bugatti The previous owner clearly didn't experience the pleasure of driving it for very long, because it only has 31 miles on the clock. Unsurprisingly, Bugatti’s new hypercar debut is the most expensive new car ever built and sold. And I suspect there’ll be just enough who can afford Bugatti’s absurd prices in order to keep this farcical market for ultra-luxuries going. The $19 million Bugatti La Voiture Noire will have the exact inverse value curve of a regular car: it’ll start to appreciate rather than depreciate the moment it’s delivered, and after 20 or so years, it’s likely to be an even more desired and exceptional art / status / wealth piece. Before the track-focused Chiron Pur Sport was unveiled last month, Bugatti presented the new limited-edition Chiron Noire last November.