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Goodwood Festival of Speed 2016: UK premiere of the Bugatti Chiron

Molsheim/Goodwood, 19 June 2016

  • First public appearance of the new Bugatti super sports car in the United Kingdomt
  • Chiron1 presented at legendary hill climb
  • Piloted by British racing driver and Le Mans winner Andy Wallace
  • Motto of the event: “Full Throttle - The Endless Pursuit of Power”
  • Wolfgang Dürheimer: “The Chiron embodies the motto of this year’s event like no other production super sports car.”

The venue for its first public appearance in the United Kingdom could hardly be more appropriate for the Bugatti Chiron. The motto of this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed is “Full Throttle - The Endless Pursuit of Power”. The Bugatti super sports car with 1,500 PS and a top speed of 420 km/h limited for road use is being presented at the legendary hill climb – piloted by British racing driver and Le Mans winner Andy Wallace. The Goodwood Festival of Speed is being held from June 23 to 26, 2016.

“As the most powerful and fastest production super sports car in the world, the Chiron embodies the motto of this year’s event like no other car in its class,” said Wolfgang Dürheimer, President of Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S. “We are pleased to be able to present the Chiron at this highly traditional event as its UK premiere and would like to thank Lord March for his hospitality.”

Andy Wallace, who has been an official Bugatti driver since 2011, will pilot the Chiron at the Goodwood hill climb this weekend. The former British racing driver and Le Mans legend is looking forward to the occasion. “It is a great honour for me to drive this exceptional vehicle at such a fantastic event, especially since this will be its premiere in my home country. I’m sure this will be a highlight of the festival.”

Bugatti is currently preparing for the start of series production of the 1,500 PS Chiron at the company’s headquarters in Molsheim, Alsace. The super sports car is to be produced in a limited series of 500 vehicles. More than 200 customers have already ordered their Chiron and the first vehicle is due to be delivered to a customer in the autumn of 2016.

Since 1993, the Goodwood Festival of Speed has been one of the international highlights in the calendar for motorsports enthusiasts and fans of racing cars of all vintages. Every year in June, about 200,000 visitors flock to Goodwood House to the north of Chichester (West Sussex). The highlight of the event is the famous hill climb; the vehicles entering this event drive over a 1.16 mile (1.86 km) course with nine bends over the hill at Goodwood. The 23rd Festival of Speed is being held from June 23 to 26, 2016. The Bugatti stand is near to the Supercar Paddock.

1 Fuel consumption, l/100km: urban 35.2 /extra urban 15.2 /combined 22.5; CO2 emissions, combined, g/km: 516; efficiency class: G

Bugatti Chiron debut at Le Mans
The Chiron celebrates its first public appearance in the United Kingdom at the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2016. © 2016 Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S.
Bugatti Chiron debut at Le Mans
The 1,500 PS supercar is being presented at the legendary hill climb this weekend - piloted by British racing driver and Le Mans winner Andy Wallace. © 2016 Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S.
Bugatti Chiron at Goodwood Festival of Speed 2016
This year's motto “Full Throttle - The Endless Pursuit of Power” could hardly be more appropriate for the world's most powerful, fastest, most exclusive and most luxurious production super sports car. © 2016 Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S.
The Chiron is pulling the crowds in Goodwood. © 2016 Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S.
Bugatti Chiron debut at Le Mans
The Chiron led the Super Car Run across the legendary Goodwood Hill. © 2016 Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S.
This year's motto “Full Throttle - The Endless Pursuit of Power” could hardly be more appropriate for the world's most powerful, fastest, most exclusive and most luxurious production super sports car. © 2016 Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S.
Bugatti Chiron debut at Le Mans
This year's motto “Full Throttle - The Endless Pursuit of Power” could hardly be more appropriate for the world's most powerful, fastest, most exclusive and most luxurious production super sports car. © 2016 Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S.

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