Grab the incredible €8.5 million build slot while you can!
A rare offering of the Bugatti W16 Mistral has emerged for sale with an astonishing price tag of €8,539,900 or approximately $9.3 million based on current conversion rates. This hefty amount is almost double the initial cost of the hypercar, which was originally priced at €5 million (around $5.5 million).
The featured offer on the German website Mobile is a pre-booked production spot, implying that the affluent buyer securing this agreement would have to patiently wait for four months to receive the item. As per schedule, deliveries are set to commence this year. However, it remains uncertain whether the prospective owner will be able to customize the vehicle or if it will come with the seller’s predefined specifications.
The unique feature of the Bugatti Mistral lies in its utilization of the brand’s iconic W16 engine, which was first popularized by the Bugatti Veyron during the 2000s. To those unfamiliar with its history, the Veyron brought immense glory to the Bugatti name, surpassing speed records set by rival brands such as Koenigsegg and Hennessey.
In particular, the Mistral, which is based on the Bugatti Chiron, boasts an impressive 8.0-liter W16 engine situated in the middle of the vehicle and coupled with four turbochargers. This immense powertrain is capable of producing a whopping 1,578 horsepower and an impressive 1,180 lb-ft of torque. The engine’s force is distributed to all four wheels through a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.
One notable characteristic of the Mistral is its design, which features an uncovered top. This rendition has been claimed to reach a staggering top speed of 260 mph, making it the fastest roadster currently available. However, it faces competition from the Hennessey Venom F5 Roadster, equipped with a powerful 1,817-hp twin-turbo V8 engine. While the Chiron can reach higher speeds of up to 300 mph, the Mistral’s open-top setup hinders its aerodynamics, resulting in a lower top speed.
The French car company has announced a limited run of just 99 units for their highly coveted W16 Mistral model. This rare opportunity to purchase a roadster that boasts exceptional speed also comes with the added bonus of owning the final Bugatti powered by the W16 engine. As the brand prepares to launch its successor, rumored to be revealed later this year and equipped with a V8 engine featuring hybrid technology, this marks the end of an era for Bugatti.