Bugatti Chiron Profilée becomes most valuable new car ever auctioned

Bidders clearly recognized the importance and value of the Chiron Profilée, with an intense rivalry and a price that places this car firmly into the history books.

Autocar Pro News Desk By Autocar Pro News Desk calendar 07 Feb 2023 Views icon10411 Views Share - Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to LinkedIn Share to Whatsapp
Bugatti Chiron Profilée becomes most valuable new car ever auctioned

With the winning bid of 9,792,500 Euros net, the new owner of the Chiron Profilée has seized the opportunity to add this automotive solitaire, the very last Bugatti offered for sale from the Atelier in Molsheim with the legendary W16 powertrain, to their collection.

The Bugatti Chiron Profilée, a one-of-a-kind piece of Bugatti history and the last W16-powered car available from the Atelier, has sold for an incredible price of 9,792,500 Euros net*. This sale at the RM Sotheby’s auction which took place in Paris on February 1st makes the Chiron Profilée the most valuable new car ever sold at auction.

With production of the Chiron1 models, the W16 Mistral2 and the Bolide3 completely sold out, the auction of the Chiron Profilée4 represented the last possible opportunity to buy a new Bugatti powered by the legendary W16 engine directly from the Atelier in Molsheim, France. With such an important piece of Bugatti history at stake, bidding was fierce both in the room and on the phones.

Hendrik Malinowski, Managing Director of Bugatti Automobiles, said: “With just one Chiron Profilée ever set to exist, it was important for us to offer the opportunity to acquire this piece of history to as many people as possible and we were excited with the enthusiasm of the global automotive community for this very special car. Bidders clearly recognized the importance and value of the Chiron Profilée, with an intense rivalry and a price that places this car firmly into the history books.”

The name ‘Profilée’ draws inspiration from one of Jean Bugatti’s first creations – a specific Type 46 model known as Surprofilée, with a sleeker silhouette and an elegant sweeping tail. Just as that car remains an important part of Bugatti history, the Chiron Profilée has now written in its own chapter in the 114-year-old heritage of Bugatti.

Like the Chiron Pur Sport, the Chiron Profilée uses the powerful 1,500 PS development of the quad-turbo 8.0-liter but the automotive solitaire is absolutely unique in its design and its details. 

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