Bugatti Chiron Noire special editions to evoke one-off La Voiture Noire

Bugatti’s unattainable hypercar spawns two Chiron limited editions

Things are always more enticing when you can’t have them, even for billionaires it seems. The Bugatti La Voiture Noire was revealed at the Geneva motor show earlier this year making headlines with its art nouveau styling and an ‘undisclosed’ purchase price. Designed and built for one very special customer, in typical fashion its demand has been so strong, according to Bugatti, that it’s decided to appease second-tier customers with two special editions of its entry-level model Chiron inspired by it, called Noire Élégance and Noire Sportive. 

The former of the two, as its name suggests, is the more sophisticated, its all-carbonfibre bodywork wearing a gloss finish, accentuated with highlights of milled aluminium along the c-motif along the bodyside, a new design of alloy wheels in a polished aluminium finish, and bespoke silver and black enamel badges. The massive brake calipers are also finished in black, completing the monotone look. The interior takes a similar tone, contrasting jet-black leather with polished aluminium detailing and touchpoints. 

The Noire Sportive follows a more traditionally aggressive aesthetic, swapping out the polished aluminium exterior components for ones in a gloss black finish. Inside also takes a darker tone, again trading polished aluminium components for an alternative finish, this time anodised in matte black. Both models also feature a new square mesh design inside the front horseshoe grille, and Noire script detailing inside and out. 

Mechanically the pair have been left unchanged compared to the standard Chiron, although for an extra £85,000, you can have either of these two models upgraded to Chiron Sport specification, which includes a firmer chassis setup, dynamic torque vectoring and a subtle 18kg weight saving. The 1479bhp, 8-litre quad-turbo W16 powertrain is also unchanged, although a lack of straight line speed has never been an issue when talking four-figure power outputs.

In keeping with the ‘special’ nature of these models, the total build run will be limited to 20 cars starting at a heady £2.56million for the standard non-Sport trim version. Ironically, it will also mean these special editions are among the most common specification of Bugatti Chiron so far, making the unattainable La Voiture Noire from which these are inspired even more ideologically out of reach.

Recommended

Porsche 911 GT3 review (991, 2013-2016): review, specs and buying guide
991 Porsche 911 GT3
Features

Porsche 911 GT3 review (991, 2013-2016): review, specs and buying guide

The 991-generation Porsche 911 GT3 remains one of the finest driver's cars money can buy. We look back at our first impressions and how to buy one tod…
21 Feb 2024
Audi R8 GT RWD v Lamborghini Huracán Tecnica – the last of the V10s
Audi R8 V10 GT RWD v Lamborghini Huracan Tecnica
Group tests

Audi R8 GT RWD v Lamborghini Huracán Tecnica – the last of the V10s

As Audi’s V10 R8 and Lamborghini’s Huracán near the end of their journey, it's time for a final blast
10 Feb 2024
McLaren 650S (2014 - 2017): review, specs and buying guide
McLaren 650S
Features

McLaren 650S (2014 - 2017): review, specs and buying guide

While it lacks the character of some rivals, stunning composure and pace make the McLaren 650S an excellent supercar offering. Here's how to buy one t…
6 Feb 2024
Ariel Atom 4R 2024 review – skeletal track special is more intense than ever
Ariel Atom 4R review
Reviews

Ariel Atom 4R 2024 review – skeletal track special is more intense than ever

The new R-spec Atom 4 adds muscle to the skeletal sports car. Does the sub-700kg Ariel really need another 80bhp? There’s only one way to find out
5 Feb 2024

Most Popular

Driving MST’s stunning Mk1 Ford Escort recreation – car pictures of the week
MST Mk1 Ford Escort – front
Features

Driving MST’s stunning Mk1 Ford Escort recreation – car pictures of the week

In the latest issue of evo, we get behind the wheel of the glorious MST Mk1 – here are some of our favourite shots…
18 Feb 2024
Toyota GR Yaris v Audi S1 – four-wheel-drive hatches go head-to-head
Toyota GR Yaris v Audi S1
Group tests

Toyota GR Yaris v Audi S1 – four-wheel-drive hatches go head-to-head

They’re two dinky performance cars with startlingly similar recipes, but how does the decade-old Audi S1 compare to today’s much-hyped Toyota GR Yaris…
17 Feb 2024
Alpine A290 prototype review – first taste of the electric hot hatch
Alpine A290 prototype
Reviews

Alpine A290 prototype review – first taste of the electric hot hatch

evo drives Alpine’s highly anticipated hot hatch in prototype-form as it concludes cold-weather testing in Sweden
22 Feb 2024