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Saudi Arabian Prince Buys World Premiere Chiron AND Bugatti Vision GT Concept

When the Bugatti Chiron and the Vision Gran Turismo concept that previewed the hypercar sit side by side, their aura means one can easily get distracted. Then again, we shouldn't miss the details here. You know, the little things such as the Saudi Arabian plates on these velocity behemoths.
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The plates are only normal if we take into account the fact that a prince from the country has acquired both Molsheim machines. We're talking about Prince Badr bin Saud, who owes a part of his social media fame to a selfie he took with his grandfather King Abdullah, with the photo having been snapped one year before the monarch passed away in 2015.

While very few aficionados out there could listen to the W16 growl delivered by the real-life version of the Gran Turismo Sport's Bugatti racecar, the Chiron seen here is special among its kind. That's because we're talking about the world premiere car that greeted the world at this year's Geneva Motor Show. Guess the man likes his show cars...

As for the price of the high-horsepower transaction, you can forget all about the Bugatti Chiron's official $2.6 million price tag. In fact, the automaker's statement, which you can find below, should shed a bit of light on this matter.

"Bugatti is delighted to announce that both the world premiere show car of the new Bugatti Chiron and the Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo show car, the concept of which was developed for the upcoming video game “Gran Turismo Sport, conquered the heart of a car enthusiast and Bugatti lover from Saudi Arabia, who purchased both vehicles to become the crowns of his private car collection. The customer was awarded the contract after submitting the most convincing bid," the carmaker jewel maker explains.

Speaking of which, Forbes evaluated King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia's fortune (close family included) back in 2011, with the estimated figure sitting at $21 billion.

With Bugatti currently evaluating the introduction of a second model line, it seems like the company has just consolidated its return to the profit zone, marked by the Chiron's introduction.

 
 
 
 
 

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