Bugatti bosses unveiled their latest iconic supercar, the W16 Mistral, at a motorsports gathering during Monterey Car Week.
The new Bugatti W16 Mistral is to be the last of its kind. The ultimate roadster is the final road-going Bugatti to feature the legendary W16 8.0-litre quad-turbo engine that has powered every model since the Veyron in 2005.
It was revealed by Bugatti Rimac chief executive, Mate Rimac, on the Bugatti stand alongside an example of the W16 powertrain.
Rimac said: “For the final roadgoing appearance of Bugatti’s legendary W16 engine, we knew we had to create a roadster. Well over 40 per cent of all Bugatti vehicles ever created have been open-top in design, establishing a long lineage of performance icons that – to this day – are revered the world over.
"In the Chiron era there had, to date, been no roadster, so the introduction of W16 Mistral continues this legacy, driven by enormous demand from our clients for an all-new way to experience the mighty performance of our iconic engine. The W16 Mistral opens the next chapter in the Bugatti roadster story, inspired by over a century of open top legends.”
Powered by the definitive iteration of this revolutionary engine, the 1,600hp unit first introduced in the Chiron Super Sport 300+5, the latest Bugatti roadster is inspired by a long lineage of elegant open-top Bugatti models.
Even before it was revealed to the world for the first time, all 99 examples of the W16 Mistral – priced at five million euros each – had already been spoken for by passionate collectors.