Bugatti has revealed one of the most heavily customized and bespoke Chiron Super Sports ever commissioned. It’s called the Sur Mesure Chiron Super Sport “Golden Era”.
The Chiron Super Sport “Golden Era” celebrates some of the most significant moments in the brand’s history and in particular the era of Ettore, Jean and Roland Bugatti.
Bugatti proposed a concept where 45 sketches representing the brand’s most emblematic vehicles would be drawn by hand directly on the body. And this is the final product.
On the passenger side, 26 hand-drawn sketches highlight iconic vehicles like the Type 41 Royale and Type 57 SC Atlantic. On the driver’s side, 19 drawings depict the revival of the brand since 1987, starting with the EB110, Veyron and Chiron. An illustration of the 3,712 parts that make up the legendary W16 engine also takes its rightful place in this masterpiece.
Achim Anscheidt, Bugatti Design Director, said, “It was very clear to us from the start that we could only achieve a realistic result if we used the pencils that we usually use to draw on paper. At Bugatti authenticity is paramount and for us, it was a prerequisite. Any other technique risked giving a result that looks fake or shoddy. That’s why we had to find a process that would allow us to use these pencils and do all the drawing by hand, right on the vehicle.” The tedious process of drawing each sketch by hand directly on the car took more than 400 hours.
The Chiron Super Sport “Golden Era” has been commissioned by Bugatti Greenwich for a US-based customer. It will be handed over to the owner during the Monterey Car Week.