The first three production examples of the Bugatti Chiron hypercar passed the French automaker’s final inspection process the first week of March, and are due for imminent delivery to three well-heeled customers.
A total of 500 Chirons will be built – each equipped with an awe-inspiring 1,480-horsepower engine capable of catapulting the car to a computer-restricted top speed of 420 km/h (261 mph) – and already half have been sold, reports Motor Authority.
The Chiron’s top speed will be restricted due to safety concerns primarily related to tire integrity—but that won’t stop Bugatti from yet another world record attempt for the production car speed record of 431 km/h (267.86 mph), currently held by the company’s Veyron Super Sport.
All Chirons will be built by Bugatti at the automaker’s production facility in Molsheim, France and start at $2.6 million US. If you’re interested in one of the remaining 250 cars, test drives begin end of March.