THE most expensive new car sold at auction sells for £8.7 million and is an amazing Bugatti Chiron Profilée.
And this motor could be the last version of the French firm's hypercar to feature the massive quad-turbocharged W16 engine.
With a price of €9.8m (£8.7m), including fees, the Bugatti Chiron Profilée has broken the record for the most expensive new automobile ever sold at auction.
When the hammer dropped, the highest bid was a staggering €9,792,500, which is a fraction over £8.7million.
The Chiron Profilée was sold on February 1 by RM Sotheby's at an auction in Paris.
RM Sotheby's said: "The last Bugatti to be sold with the iconic W-16 quad-turbo engine by Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S."
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While Bugatti’s Chiron hypercar is rare in its own right, with only 500 models being produced, the Profilée is particularly special as it’s a bespoke one-off version.
The fixed tail spoiler on this Chiron is unique to new Bugattis.
And the sticking alloy wheels were created purely for the Profilée.
The pre-sale estimate of €4.2-5.5m (£3.74-4.89m) was more than doubled by the sale price of €9.8m (£8.7m).
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The auction was the last opportunity to purchase a "new" Chiron, as the brand's factory in France will cease production soon.
And all the versions are already accounted for.
The Chiron Profilée's powerplant develops a monumental 1,476 horsepower, can accelerate to 62mph in just 2.3 seconds and has a quoted top speed of 236mph.
Frank Heyl, deputy design director at Bugatti Automobiles, said to The Daily Mail: "With the customer wish in mind, we incorporate an elegant, fixed sweeping tail that is both aerodynamically and thermodynamically optimized for the incomparable performance available to the Chiron Profilée’s owner, while also creating a graceful and timeless shape instead of the hydraulic rear wing of Chiron or the six-foot-wide fixed wing of Pur Sport."
"We named it Profilée in honour of one of Jean Bugatti’s first creations Bugatti Type 46 and Type 50, which also carried that elegant flick in their tail."
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