Bugatti pays tribute to it’s Daredevils
Paying tribute to BUGATTI’s Daredevils with the exclusive edition of the CHIRON Sport “Les Légendes du Ciel”. Inspired by the intrepid nature of the pilots of the past, this one-of-a-kind CHIRON Sport pays homage to the heroes who inspire us to this day, with its matte “Gris Serpent” with a Gaucho leather interior reminiscent of the aircrafts our daredevils flew.
Source: official Bugatti site
||Aviation developed in parallel with the motor car, both of which were driven forward in France at the start of the 20th century. The first motorised aircraft took off in 1906, developed by a Brazilian living in Paris. Frenchman Louis Charles Breguet developed the first helicopter in 1907, and Frenchman Louis Blériot became the first man to fly across the English Channel in 1909.
Ettore Bugatti decided to settle in Molsheim, Alsace that same year. The young developer loved extraordinary technology and was just as fascinated by aviation and pilots as he was by the motor car, which was still in its infancy. So it was hardly surprising that Bugatti didn’t just restrict himself to developing and designing light and powerful automobiles and thoroughbred racing cars, but developed speedboats, high-speed trains and aircraft as well.
“Bugatti has been closely associated with motorsports and aviation for over 110 years. Early models demonstrate clear parallels to these two technical areas. This includes open mechanical systems, consistent lightweight construction a good power-to-weight ratio and initial attempts to improve aerodynamics,” says Stephan Winkelmann, President of Bugatti. “Ettore Bugatti also designed and produced a wide variety of high-precision, light, powerful and technically demanding machines. In addition to the uncompromising racing cars, this also includes aircraft engines, and an own constructed aircraft.”||