The legendary story of Bugatti is as much one of arete art and elegance par excellence as it is of exquisite engineering and prodigious performance. These impeccable values form the unyielding pillars that underpin every Bugatti model, from the revolutionary Type 10 to the 2022 W16 Mistral ultimate roadster. Thus, September’s Chantilly Arts & Elegance Richard Mille near Paris proved the perfect venue to present some of the Bugatti brand’s most desirable creations.
Bugatti has played a pivotal role in supporting the Chantilly Arts & Elegance Richard Mille since the show’s inception in 2014. The event takes place in the park adjacent to the stunning Château de Chantilly. Located 45 km (28 miles) north of Paris, the Château is regarded as one of the finest jewels in the crown of France’s cultural heritage. Each year the unparalleled gathering celebrates the very finest things in life, with sublime offers from the fields of automotive, art, luxury, haute cuisine, and haute couture. Held over the weekend of 23rd to 25th September, the Chantilly Arts & Elegance Richard Mille attracted some 16,000 visitors.
As is the custom, three automotive competitions for vehicles of exceptional pedigree and caliber – the Concours d’Elegance, the Concours d’Etat and Grand Prix des Clubs – were held over the weekend, with Bugatti strongly represented in each category. Bugatti selected the Chantilly Arts & Elegance Richard Mille to give the breathtaking Mistral W16 its European debut, and also entered the ultimate roadster in Sunday’s Chantilly Concours d’Elegance. Named after a one-of-a-kind wind that heralds the new seasons in southern France, the supremely powerful 1,600 PS W16 quad-turbo Bugatti Mistral provides unsurpassed freedom and exceptional elegance and represents nothing less than the ultimate roadster.
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