And on the sidelines of the Paris 2022 World Cup…

“And on the sidelines of the 2022 World Cup”…

Why this section? Because there are many new products this fall, and you certainly expect to see them all on our mini site « World of cars » in which you traditionally find new models from all manufacturers.

However, several manufacturers having chosen not to be present at this edition of the Paris Motor Show 2022, a certain number of new products will not be exhibited at Porte de Versailles in Paris, and in particular the one presented in this article. In order to give you an exhaustive vision and meet your expectations, we have nevertheless chosen to publish them in the mini-site Caradisiac dedicated to the Paris Motor Showbut in a special section “And on the sidelines of the Mondial de l’Auto”.

“There will be no convertible version because the carbon monocoque of the Chiron is not designed for that”. This is what Bugatti’s communicators argued at the geneva motor show 2016 when we asked them if the Molsheim brand planned, as for the previous Veyron, to remove the roof of the new Chiron one day. Six years later, however, the Alsatian brand unveils a final version of its roofless supercar! The new W16 Mistral, with certain styling details reminiscent of the 1934 Bugatti Type 57 Roadster Grand Raid, is indeed presented in the form of an extravagant roadster to be driven “hair in the wind” unlike all versions of the Chiron (and the few special series offered in recent years).

The rear part is inspired by the Bugatti Bolide reserved for the circuit
The rear part is inspired by the Bugatti Bolide reserved for the circuit

The W16 Mistral, whose name evokes the famous wind that dehorns the oxen throughout the western part of the Côte d’Azur, thus takes over from the former Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse. The latter remains to this day the fastest open car in the world, 10 years after its officially approved record at 408.84 km/h.

The dashboard is identical to that of the Chiron, with some differences in finish
The dashboard is identical to that of the Chiron, with some differences in finish

With an eight-litre quad-turbo W16 increased to 1,600 horsepower – as on the Chiron Super Sport and the Centodieci – it will probably have no trouble beating this record. Bugatti also announces a top speed of 420 km/h for the W16 Mistral and the official press release specifies that it aims to “become once again the fastest roadster in the world”.

Six million euros and 99 copies

Due to the removal of the roof, it was necessary to “totally rethink the carbon monocoque of the Chiron” according to the press release. Bugatti explains that it is not simply cut at roof level without going into technical details. Its design is inspired a little by the Centodieci (profile) but also by the Divo (optics) and the Bolide (stern). Bugatti does not reveal the details of the technical sheet for the moment but we already know that it will cost five million euros without taxes, or six million euros all round here in France.

The W16 Mistral can drive at 420 km/h
The W16 Mistral can drive at 420 km/h

It will be limited to 99 copies, all already sold. It is therefore no longer possible today to order a car from Bugatti since all the copies of the Chiron have also been sold. Note that these are the very last years of the big W16 launched in 2005 with the Veyron. After this W16 Mistral and the Bolide reserved for the circuit, it will definitively disappear from the Bugatti range and will be replaced by a hybrid heat engine.

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Useful information

Where : Paris Exhibition Center, Porte de Versailles

When ? From Tuesday 18 to Sunday 23 October (day reserved for the press on Monday 17)

What hours? From Tuesday 18 to Saturday 22: from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. each day; Sunday, October 23: 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The testing of novelties will take place at the show from 9:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. from Tuesday to Saturday, and from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

How many ? Two differentiated rates between the week and the weekend for adults (16 € and 20 €); for children aged 7 to 17: €8 and €10 (i.e. 50% reduction).

Free entry for children under 7 years old

Comment ?Take tickets in following this linkor by connecting to https://mondial.paris/billetterie. Purchase also possible at the reception desks in Pavilion 5.1 (depending on the number of places remaining)