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UPDATE: Bugatti Chiron Spotted in Manhattan

Now that Bugatti has swept us off our feet with its Chiron at the Geneva Motor Show, we are getting closer and closer to the time when we get to see the 1,500 hp octane behemoth being driven out in the wild.
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A Chiron, wearing the two-tone scheme that greeted us at the Swiss event, was recently spotted in Manhattan (hat tip to the Bugatti Veyron unofficial Facebook page for the image. However, this is not a customer enjoying his Veyron successor.

Instead, we are, most likely, treated to Bugatti's new Manhattan dealer receiving its Chiron. After all, the automaker did open two dealers last fall (the other one was Bugatti Miami) without having a car to sell, so the shenanigan we're probably looking at is only normal.

We're talking about Manhattan Motorcars, located at the corner of 51st Street and 11th Avenue. This isn't a Bugatti-exclusive location and while it does also trade cars from other top-tier VW Group brands, such as Bentley, Lamborghini and Porsche, it also covers marques like Lotus, Koenigsegg and Rolls-Royce. Yep, not a bad place to visit if you find yourself in New York.

So the Chiron you see here will probably enjoy the 1,000 square foot space destined for the French automaker.

Returning to the Chiron, we'll probably have to wait for fall in order to see the machine being driven on the street. When that happens, keep in mind you're looking at a vehicle that cost at least $2.6 million. And with only 500 set to be built, which does make for 50 more than in the Veyron's case, don't expect such encounters to come all that often.

170 units of the Chiron have already been spoken for, though, so while we urged caution above, we could see one adorning your local Cars and Coffee event, so have your smartphone ready.

Update: We've added a gallery of the Chiron enjoying some peace and quiet on the dealership floor. More importantly, Bugatti seems to be testing the US-spec Chiron with different details, such as the impact bumpers, reflective side elements and the expected rear number plate format, so the car seen here, which should be the Euro-spec mode, might just be visiting the Manhattan Motor Cars.

 
 
 
 
 

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