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Bugatti celebrated the debut of the Chiron in America with an exclusive preview at Christie’s in New York City. The Chiron was surrounded by Christie’s April 6 auction of Photographs, over 200 works exhibiting a panoramic overview of the medium from Post-War to present day.

The Bugatti Chiron is the world’s first super sports car to bring 1,500 HP onto the road with a torque of 1.600 Nm at 2,000 to 6,000 rpm with tremendous effectiveness, extremely high safety levels and unprecedented comfort.

The Chiron is not a hybrid. Unlike its closest competitors – the McLaren P1, LaFerrari and Porsche 918 – it relies solely on fossil fuels. Its engine is a development of the Veyron’s 8.0-litre quad-turbo W16, its gearbox a strengthened version of the Veyron’s seven-speed twin-clutch, and like the Veyron it deploys its immense power through all four wheels.

Bugatti has once again limited the Chiron to a production run of just 500 cars and, before you ask, it’ll take $2.6 million in spare change to secure one. Bugatti says it already has an order bank of 150 cars, or $390 million in fresh cashflow.