The Bugatti Chiron, with its 1500-hp W16 engine and 261-mph top speed, is far from ...
The Bugatti Chiron, with its 1500-hp W16 engine and 261-mph top speed, is far from a typical car.
So you would expect the factory where it’s hand-assembled by just 20 super-specialized master technicians would be the bit different from your typical assembly line. But you probably didn’t anticipate anything quite like this. Inside a Bugatti factory, the floors and walls are immaculate white.
The tool chests are more precisely organized than some hospital surgical suites. Well, the technicians don’t wear pedestrian coveralls, but instead conduct their work while dressed in stylishly-fitted clothing embroidered with a Bugatti logo. And of course, everyone wears white gloves.
And the engineering goes far beyond the vehicle itself. Just look at the articulating slats in the floor, how they spread apart and fall back together as the pedestals for front and the rear subassemblies motor their way to the central monocoque, joining the three major pieces of the car into one incredibly stiff unit.
We watched in rapt attention when we got the video tour of the now-defunct Veyron’s engine assembly process back in 2015.
For the Chiron, which surpasses the Veyron’s performance in seemingly every metric, this method becomes even more precise, delicate, and frankly, mesmerizing to watch. This isn’t the factory. It’s an atelier.
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