Stunning the crowds of The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering in California upon its debut. Stealing the show on its European debut at Chantilly Arts & Elegance. Now Bugatti’s ultimate roadster, the W16 Mistral, has made its first appearance in the Middle East.
Kostas Psarris, Regional Director, Middle East & Asia, Bugatti, said: “The Arabian Peninsula is one of Bugatti’s key sales markets, accounting for around a quarter of all orders received for Chiron2. The United Arab Emirates also has the largest fleet of Bugatti Veyron in the world, with over 50 vehicles in the country. The enthusiasm for the hyper sports cars of Molsheim in the Middle East, including for our ultimate roadster, the W16 Mistral, is extraordinary.”While in the UAE, W16 Mistral headed to the BEEAH Group headquarters, in Sharjah, an iconic building designed to represent sand dunes by the renowned architect Zaha Hadid. As Middle East’s sustainability pioneer, BEEAH Group’s headquarters is a model for offices of the future, designed to be one of the smartest, most sustainable buildings in the world. The dune-shaped landmark shares a vision with the elegant and purposeful design of W16 Mistral.For Bugatti’s fastest ever roadster, the aerodynamics and thermodynamics have been carefully balanced to deliver a car that is capable of achieving incomparable speeds while still maintaining a beauty and timelessness design. The headlights, for example, are intricately shaped, with a three-dimensional surface that functions as an aerodynamic aid to funnel air through the light and out through the wheel arch to improve aerodynamic drag. It is the product of a philosophy known within Bugatti as ‘form follows performance.’Built around the definitive 1,600 PS incarnation of the W16 engine, the W16 Mistral offers performance unlike any open top car that has gone before. In its design and engineering it is completely bespoke; the existing monocoque is not simply cut off above the A-pillars to make way for the new open-top design but has been reengineered and reshaped to create a more rounded silhouette without compromising performance.
Only 99 examples of the W16 Mistral will be built, priced at 5 million euros net, with deliveries due to begin in 2024. The entire production run of W16 Mistral is already sold out.
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