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 – “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 which was presented at Goodwood was piloted by British racing driver and Le Mans winner Andy Wallace. After the first trial run, Wallace, the Bugatti tester since 2011, commented, ““It is a great honor 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 Fall/Autumn of 2016.
“As the most powerful and fastest production super sports car in the world, the Chiron embodies the motto of this year’s Goodwood FOS 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.”
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). As always, the highlight of the event for this edition was the famous hill climb; the vehicles entering this event drive over a 1.86 km course with nine bends over the hill at Goodwood.