Bugatti Showcase at the Annual Radnor Hunt Concours d’Elegance

October 6, 2021 by

Bugatti Showcase

The Event

The 24th annual Radnor Hunt Concours d’Elegance weekend kicked off on Friday, September 10th. Founded by a group of automobile enthusiasts, the Concours d’Elegance is a three-day premier event filled with activities, culminating in a showcase and competition of some of the greatest classic and sporting marques in the auto world. Bugatti, Chrysler Imperial, and Ferraris (That Are Not Red) were this year’s featured automotive classes.

With show field entries from all over the country, there were plenty of intriguing rides on display. Naturally, our sights were set on all things Bugatti.

 

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While timeless classics were a focal point of the event, attendees were also able to get a close look at the some of the latest Bugatti models on the market. Both the Chiron Pur Sport and the Chiron Super Sport were must-sees.

 

Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport

Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport

1.500 hp @ 6.900 rpm  |  Torque: 1180 lb-ft @ 2000 rpm

Priced at $3.6 million, the Chiron Pur Sport contains sophisticated technology updates that enhance agility, focusing on downforce. It’s a vehicle designed for world-class handling. Improved elasticity, a quicker throttle response and enhanced acceleration are just a few of its standout features. With a rev band increase from 6.700 to 6.900 rpm, the iconic Bugatti W16 engine now provides an even stronger performance at all speeds. It’s 41% faster than the original Chiron, unleashing its full power at 217 mph. The Chiron Pur Sport also has new exclusive Sport Cup 2R tires which are lighter in weight and can enhance brake cooling and aerodynamics. Only 60 Chiron Pur Sports will actually be constructed, so the opportunity to see one on the field was truly a treat!

 

Bugatti Chiron Super Sport

Bugatti Chiron Super Sport

1.577 hp @ 7.000 rpm  |  Torque: 1180 lb-ft @ 2000 – 6000rpm

In comparison to the Pur Sport, the Bugatti Chiron Super Sport is marked at $3.9 million. This model, also displayed at the show, is truly built for speed. It has standard wheels with a new five-spoke design, and has undergone revisions to help it perform at top speeds, yet not exceed 273 mph. The goal was to reduce drag while allowing the driver to safely maintain control. Motivated by the philosophy “form follows performance,” this beauty’s longtail body and stacked exhaust tips greatly enhance its aerodynamics, allowing it to soar. It was an exciting addition to the Bugatti portion of the show.

 

1936 Bugatti 57G Tank

The Historic Tank

If you prefer models with a little more history behind them, not to worry. The event also provided a nostalgic highlight of the 1936 Bugatti 57G “Tank.” It was brought in from the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum, located in Philadelphia, PA, not far from Holman Headquarters in Mount Laurel, NJ. Considered an “aerodynamic mule” in its day, this car is now the sole surviving 57G Tank. It is the only existing Bugatti sports car to win a major race, breaking international records. It won the 1937 Le Mans race, reaching an average speed of 200 km/h for over a 24-hour period, the first Bugatti to achieve this accomplishment, and without a compressor. Having this prize-winner at the show made for a great experience!

 

1993 Bugatti EB110 GT049

1993 Bugatti EB110 GT049

Another memory-stirring model on the field was the 1993 Bugatti EB110 GT049. Complete with a 3.5 liter quad-turbo charged V12 engine, this Italian-built vehicle was Bugatti’s supercar of the 1990s. It began as a press model for testing, ultimately winning in top speed comparisons against its competition. The GT049 was the first and only EB110 to display a new design of the rear panel between its lights. Notably, it also featured all-wheel drive, which was rare for supercars at the time. It came to house a bi-fuel system as a way to lower emissions without losing performance. Its horsepower reached over 550, with 451 lb-ft torque, a six-speed manual transition, and a top speed of 214 mph. An array of custom design quirks and cutting-edge technology helped this vehicle stand out from the pack. In total, less than 150 were built, making the EB110’s presence at the show very thrilling.

 

Learn More

This year’s Radnor Hunt Concours d’Elegance was another one for the books. A weekend filled with community, history, and Bugatti is tough to beat! We’d like to extend a special thank you to photographer Chris Beal, for assisting in capturing the experience in photos. To learn more about the event, visit the Radnor Hunt Website. For further information on the exciting models that Bugatti has to offer, click here.

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