The Bugatti Legendary Days, as organized by Bugatti Leusden, were indeed legendary. Because how else would you describe an event that takes a customer to the bottom of the sea to sign the sales contract for a Bugatti Chiron?
It all happened in May, when Bugatti Leusden flew about twenty customers to Nice on a private jet. There, off the coast in the Mediterranean Sea, the 77 metre superyacht Legend was waiting to take them to Saint-Tropez. The vessel was built in the seventies by the Dutch shipyard IHC Verschure, and started life as a Soviet icebreaker. After decades of service, she was sold to a private owner. In 2015 she emerged as a meticulously converted, top-of-the-line expedition yacht. On board the guests of Bugatti Leusden were treated to lavish dinners, fine wines, and great musical performances.
At Saint-Tropez the ship was anchored off Pampelonne Beach. Legend’s tenders were used to ferry the passengers to and fro the city centre to see the sights and drink in the atmosphere. The ship’s helicopter was on station to take the guests to the famous beachside Club 55, where a Bugatti Chiron was available for test drives. The spectacular hypercar is powered by a quad-turbocharged W16 engine, which develops a monstrous 1500 horsepower and 1600 Nm of torque. Zero to 100 km/h takes only 2.4 seconds. The Chiron tops out at an electronically limited 420 km/h.
The sales contract for a Bugatti should never be signed in a nondescript office behind a featureless desk. That’s why Bugatti Leusden always searches out special locations. Being an expedition yacht, Legend is equipped with a small U-Boat Worx C-Explorer submarine. During the Bugatti Legendary Days it was used to provide exiting undersea tours for the guests. One gentleman, however, was shuttled to the Mediterranean seabed, where he signed the contract for a brand new Bugatti Chiron. A breath-taking spot to buy a breath-taking car.