Bugatti Chiron concept car sold to Saudi prince

Bugatti Chiron

Money doesn’t necessarily buy happiness, but it can buy a crazy video-game inspired concept car that one even knew was for sale.

Remember the Bugatti Chiron Gran Turismo Vision concept? In case you need reminding, it was an out-of-this-world version of the most outlandish car made by a company renowned for incredible vehicles. Essentially it was the answer to the question of what would happen if Bugatti’s engineers were given free reign to create what they wanted. The result was an incredible looking concept car and Bugatti just sold it!

Bugatti -Chiron -driving -front -sideA Saudi prince is the new owner of the Chiron Vision concept car, as well as the very first Chiron, which made its debut at the Geneva motor show – a fair achievement considering no one really thought they were both for sale in the first place.

It is unknown how much cash was dropped for Prince Badr bin Saud to add the cars to his collection, but Bugatti did say on social media “The customer was awarded the contract after submitting the most convincing bid”. Or, in other words, he made an offer so ridiculous it would have been stupid to turn it down.

Bugatti -Chiron -driving -sideThe prince isn’t expected to take delivery of his new rides until after they have appeared at the Monterey Car Week. It may seem odd for someone to want to buy a concept car, but if anyone is going to be able to drive this thing, it is going to be a Saudi prince!

Judging from pictures, the Vision concept is already running Saudi number plates, so expect pictures of the car hitting the street to crop up online eventually.

Bugatti -Chiron -driving -front -sideWhen it comes to exclusive cars, owning a concept car designed for a video game, of which there is only one in the world would certainly top the list! Let’s hope the prince shares the car with the world instead of keeping them under a sheet in a warehouse!

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