Monterey Car Week 2023: A special edition of the Bugatti Chiron Super Sport called the Golden Era has made its public debut at the event. With hand-drawn illustrations, this one-off creation artistically narrates the history of Bugatti. The legendary Type 41 Royale and the Type 57 SC Atlantic are part of the 26 hand-drawn sketches on the passenger side. On the other hand, the EB110, Veyron, Chiron, and others are among the 19 sketches on the driver's side. According to the brand, these details have been made to survive the test of time using modern procedures and techniques.
The team spent over 400 hours creating each drawing, according to Bugatti. The artwork features 45 different vintage Bugatti cars in all. Now that the model has made its official premiere at the Monterey Car Week and will make its way from there to the residence of its wealthy owner, let's learn more about its other features.
Bugatti Chiron Super Sport Golden Era: Powertrain
The Golden Era is based on the Chiron Super Sport and is driven by a massive 8.0-litre quad-turbocharged W16 engine with 1,500bhp and 1,600Nm of torque. A seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission is mated to the engine. Moreover, the hypercar has a top speed of 380 kilometre per hour.
Bugatti Chiron Super Sport Golden Era: Exterior
According to the company, the Golden Era model took over a two-year period to complete with 400 hours spent on the artwork visible on either side of the car. Designers used special pens for the body artwork and drew a total of 45 exquisite hand-drawn designs. The driver's side features 19 sketches, while the passenger side has 26 unique drawings. Additionally, the car's exterior features a unique "Dore" gold paint job mixed with the metallic variation of "Nocturne Black.".
Bugatti Chiron Super Sport Golden Era: Interior
Similar to the exterior, the cabin also features elaborate artwork. Three icons of Bugatti—the EB110, Veyron, and Chiron on one side, and the Type 35, the Type 57 SC Atlantic, and the Type 41 Royale on the other—are hand-painted on each door panel. Besides this, there is a 'One-of-One' badge on the centre console and "Golden Era" stitching on the headrests and the bottom of the rear wing. The names of Bugatti's active periods are also scribbled on the side sills of the vehicle, giving it a more unique appearance.