The car is a gift given to his wife for her 70th birthday by her husband, who was already a former Bugatti customer. According to the French brand, the pair share a common passion for cars.
Therefore, it is not surprising that the man chose the Bugatti Chiron Super Sport as a gift for his wife. However, he was not satisfied with the standard design – he even gave the woman a trip to the company’s headquarters in Molsheim, France, so that she could configure the car to her own taste.
The customer chose for inspiration the famous Bugatti of history, the legendary model Type 57 SC Atlantic. This car has fascinated her for many years, she first looked into it some twenty years ago. “I remember that day like it was yesterday. I visited the Mullin Automotive Museum in Oxnard and there it was. One of three extant specimens. I fell in love at first sight,” recalls the unnamed customer.
Then, when she came across a scale model of the Type 57 SC during a visit to the Bugatti headquarters in Molsheim, it was clear that her car would be inspired by this particular car. And so the Chiron Super Sport 57 One of One was born. The only one of its kind in the world.
The modern Chiron follows its model, for example, with a shade of paint that completely faithfully corresponds to the prototype. An interesting detail is the redesigned front mask, which once again refers to the Type 57 SC Atlantic. And there were also new wheels.
We can also find the silhouette of the Type 57 SC Atlantic in several places, on the bodywork and in the interior. The cabin is decorated with Gaucho brown leather and notice, for example, the “dancing elephant” embroidery, an interpretation of Rembrandt Bugatti’s iconic sculpture. The door sills bear facsimiles of the signatures of the aforementioned sculptor Rembrandt Bugatti as well as Jean Bugatti, father of the admired Type 57 SC Atlantic.
Understandably, Bugatti does not state the amount of the husband’s gift for his wife. On the other hand, he claims that the customer does not intend to hide the unique piece straight away in the garage. On the contrary, he is said to be currently enjoying it while exploring the trails and roads of the American West.