In 1907 Ettore Bugatti married Barbara Maria Giuseppina Mascherpa — a marriage that would ultimately yield two daughters and two sons — L’Ébé, Lidia, Jean, and Roland. And while the Ettore maintained a close relationship with all four of his offspring, he was undoubtedly closest with his firstborn, L’Ébé. And though it’s now been 75 years since Ettore’s death, his namesake marque has now opted to honor the founder’s firstborn child with the release of a trio of ultra-limited L’Ébé Edition Chiron Hypercars.
Based on a single Chiron and two Chiron Sports, the three-unit run of L’Ébé-spec models draw inspiration from L’Ébé Bugatti’s passion for Art Deco styling. The entire vehicle comes cloaked in a custom set of blue and black-weave carbon fiber bodywork that’s contrasted via a myriad of gold accents. In addition to a gold-finished engine cover, the three models also boast gold “EB” Badging, a gold grille, and gold accents following the swooping inner C-shape of the body.
L’Ébé’s signature can also be found on the underside of the Chiron’s retractable rear spoiler, the car’s treadplates, and on the hand-stitched embroidering on the headrests of the seats. The door panels of the car also feature illustrations of Bugatti vehicles from past and present, including Bugatti’s early Grand Prix racers, the EB110, the Veyron, and the Chiron, just to name a few. The limited-edition hypercar is also powered by a quad-turbocharged 8.0-liter W16 engine that generates a whopping 1,500hp and 1,180ft-lbs of torque.
In total, only three examples of the 2023 Bugatti Chiron L’Ébé are being produced worldwide — each of which is spoken for, with the first two specimens already having been delivered and the third and final L’Ébé-spec Chiron slated to be delivered by the end of the month.