Earlier this month, Bugatti unveiled Bugatti Chiron L’Ébé that pays homage to Ettore Bugatti’s daughter, L’Ébé. The unique hand-crafted hyper sports car features one-of-a-kind details in the Art Deco style and its elements are garnished with a 24-karat gold finish. Just three handmade hyper sports cars, one Chron and two Chiron Sport will bear a Macaron in this unique design.
Over the period of five years, Bugatti and the Bavarian minting and embossing company Poellath GmbH & Co. KG have been developing the new gold Macaron that now adorns the grille of the Chiron L’Ébé. As we know, the 24-karat metal is rarely used in the crafting of automobiles because the finest 99.9 percent gold is soft, extremely valuable, and tricky to work with. The gold Macaron is based on the solid 970 sterling silver emblem that is usually found on Chiron models, and which is nickel-plated during a lengthy process. The material nickel serves as the foundation and corrosion protection for the gold finish which is subsequently applied. A thin layer of gold measuring between three and four micrometers is applied to the Macaron and then polished. The process, which is performed predominantly manually, takes over ten hours.
Bugatti Chiron L’Ébé features other exterior elements with gold: the front horseshoe’s decorative trim, the “EB” emblem on the gas and oil cap, and the “EB” emblem on the rear likewise have a gold finish. Three gold-colored lines extend from the front to the rear across the “Blue Royal” carbon bodywork, creating an impressive contrast. The “Blue Royal” visible carbon has an elegant, sporty look and is reminiscent of Ettore Bugatti’s sophisticated touring models. For the vehicle’s lines, the brand drew inspiration from the design of the Type 57 G Tank race car, which won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1937. With the special, gold-finished engine cover, Bugatti’s famous 8.0-liter W16 engine is truly resplendent in these final Chiron models. The underside of the rear wing is also adorned with gold “L’Ébé” lettering.
Inside, the L’Ébé lettering can be found in the headrests. In the L’Ébé door panels, Bugatti celebrates the highlights of its more than 110-year history with an impressive design sketch featuring the Chiron, Veyron 16.4, EB 110, Type 57 SC Atlantic, and Type 35 – as a black drawing on a light background on the driver’s side and as a light drawing on a dark blue background on the passenger’s side.
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