Bugatti has put together their dream factory. Of course, when you’re creating a dream vehicle like the $2.6 million Bugatti Chiron—one of the fastest production supercars in the world—you need a special facility to do so.
Located in Molsheim, in the Alsace region of France, the factory takes on the laborious task of building their flagship Chiron vehicle, a process that takes about two months from start to finish. In the factory, a team of 20 people assemble the 1,800 parts required for the Chiron; it’s not exactly something that can be automated.
Each Chiron customer can choose from 23 different colours of leather, eight colours of Alcantara, 31 colours of stitching, 18 colours of carpet, and 11 colours of seat belts. The Chiron also has 23 topcoat colours with eight carbon versions. Customers play an active role in the build, visiting at different points and even having the opportunity to participate in the assembly.
After assembly is completed, which includes inserting the 16-cylinder, 1,479 horsepower, 1,180 lb-ft of torque engine, the Chiron is then sent through the light tunnel for a six-hour process of examining the car for any blemish, flaw, or imperfection. After a total of six months, the car is finally delivered to the customers. Only 500 Chirons in total will be made, with only 70 being completed each year.