2023 BUGATTI CHIRON SUPER SPORT 57: A MODERN TRIBUTE TO THE TYPE 57 SC ATLANTIC
The realm of automobiles frequently witnesses contemporary reinterpretations of timeless classics, yet few can assert a lineage as immediate and emotionally resonant as the 2023 Bugatti Chiron Super Sport ’57 One of One’. This custom-built hypercar transcends being merely another high-performance marvel from Molsheim; it stands as a profoundly personal tribute to one of the most esteemed vehicles in history—the Type 57 SC Atlantic.
A NOD TO HERITAGE IN DESIGN
At first glance, the visual connection between the new Chiron Super Sport ’57 and its predecessor is undeniably striking. The contemporary interpretation seamlessly carries forward the iconic large horseshoe grille, synonymous with Bugatti, now reimagined with polished vertical lines and a prominent center spine—an homage to the past while meeting the demands of today’s high-performance standards. When placed side by side with the Type 57 SC Atlantic, an unmistakable design kinship emerges, despite nearly nine decades separating their respective creations.
The exterior color, a silver-tinted blue hue reminiscent of the original seen at the Mullin Automotive Museum years ago, was meticulously chosen after a thorough examination by Jascha Straub at the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao. This selection ensures authenticity down to each photon reflecting off its surface. Straub’s dedication led him to travel specifically to match the color of the original Type 57 SC Atlantic under various lighting conditions. This attention to detail guarantees that the Chiron Super Sport ’57 One of One’ resonates with the same visual impact. It harmoniously complements five-spoke wheels that reflect both chrome polish and the signature blue, bridging eras through color alone.
PERFORMANCE MEETS PERSONALIZATION
Beyond its captivating aesthetics, the Chiron Super Sport ’57 One of One’ possesses engineering prowess that befits any vehicle bearing the prestigious Bugatti badge. Although specific performance figures for this distinctive model are not disclosed in our press materials, we can reasonably infer, given its namesake—the Chiron Super Sport—that it likely boasts a formidable power output, potentially exceeding 1,500 horsepower, and claims top speeds surpassing 440 km/h (273 mph). Such remarkable capabilities ensure that this tribute extends beyond mere visual homage—it propels itself forward with commanding authority.
Delicate details, such as the hand-drawn silhouette of the Atlantic on the underside of the rear wing, underscore the personalized craftsmanship invested in this exceptional vehicle. Meanwhile, within the interior, occupants are enveloped in opulent ‘Gaucho’ leather, accentuated by ‘Lightning Blue’ stitching that intricately depicts the iconic silhouette on the door panels. It’s an interior space where heritage seamlessly meets modernity, creating an ambiance of luxury without compromise.
AN INTERIOR WORTHY OF ITS PEDIGREE
The cabin of the Chiron Super Sport ’57 One of One’ reflects an equally thoughtful approach to honoring legacy through meticulous customization. Embroidered headrests proudly showcase Rembrandt Bugatti’s ‘Dancing Elephant,’ seamlessly complementing signatures from both Jean and Rembrandt Bugatti that adorn the door sills—each element contributing to a narrative that connects two distinct epochs within automotive lore.
Every detail has been carefully considered, from the custom console inlays proudly proclaiming ’57 One of One’ to the meticulously selected hues that mirror their historical counterparts. In its entirety, this singular creation encapsulates passion materialized into a tangible form, creating an automotive masterpiece that pays homage to its heritage with unwavering attention to detail.
A CHAPTER WRITTEN WITH RESPECT FOR TRADITION AND EYES ON TOMORROW
This exclusive iteration of the Chiron Super Sport, born from Bugatti’s bespoke Sur Mesure program, stands as a testament not only to what can be achieved when a customer’s vision perfectly aligns with the manufacturer’s capabilities but also as proof that reverence for automotive history need not hinder cutting-edge innovation. The Sur Mesure program enables the creation of personalized vehicles, providing clients with the unique opportunity to co-create their dream Bugatti, with unparalleled attention to detail and historical accuracy.
Taking its place alongside other legendary models such as previous iterations of Chirons or even Veyrons before them, this bespoke Chiron Super Sport continues to inscribe Bugatti’s storied chapter. In this ongoing narrative, respect for tradition goes hand-in-hand with the relentless pursuit of tomorrow’s horizons, embodying a brand ethos that seamlessly integrates heritage and innovation.