Usually, most of us, when we think about purchasing a new vehicle, we go to a dealer to be “normal”, to buy a car “normal”, which is produced in a factory “normal”. But there is a minimum amount of people in the world that can afford not to buy a car “normal” and is launched by a supercar or by a hipercoche. Where do they manufacture these cars? Or, better yet, how is the factory where the Bugatti Chiron?
For a start, we will say that the Bugatti Chiron is produced in Molsheim, France, to the northeast of the country. Since a customer configures his Chiron, by choosing among the 23 colors of the paint for the body and the 8 variants of carbon fibre, the 31 colours for the leather and the 8 shades of Alcantara, 30 endings of stitches, the 18 mouse pads, and 11 shades for the seat belts, until you collect it spend approximately nine months.
in Addition to all this, the customer of a Bugatti Chiron may choose to among thousands of color combinations, inscriptions on the seats, logos, and even signatures on the back spoiler retractable. Once you have completed the configuration, the exclusive French model will begin to be manufactured in the “Atelier” (“workshop” in French) of Molsheim, where the works on it will last about six months with a surface area of 1,000 square metres. There, 20 employees work to give life to each unit, where we will not see countless robots and long assembly lines.
maximum volume of the Atelier is 12 Bugatti Chiron, one for each station. The first station will be the pre-assembly of the engine W16 with 8 liters of cubicaje and four turbochargers that develops 1.500 CV. This engine weighs 628 pounds, that is to say, half that of a compact car, and is manufactured at the Volkswagen plant in Salzgitter. Slowly coming together the more of to 1,800 individual pieces that make up this hipercoche.
once the Chiron is fully assembled to the customer’s taste, begin countless test. One of them is, as it could not be otherwise, the correct operation of the engine. First on a test bench and, subsequently, on actual driving reaching speeds up to 250 km/h.
In 2017, will be built 70 units hipercoche French and the first lucky few will receive the first Bugatti Chiron before the end of this first quarter of the year. Who could…