Step Inside the Bugatti Factory and Take a Look at How the Chiron is Made!
Take an exclusive look inside the Bugatti factory and see how the Chiron is made! Amazing pictures coming up!
If you have ever wondered how the most exotic supercars are made, you came to the right place my friend!
Production of the Bugatti Chiron is starting at the automaker’s Molsheim factory, in the Alsace region of France and you get to see inside!
The successor of the Veyron has let us waiting enough and is expected to begin delivers in the first quarter of this year.
To build a 1,500-housepower, 261-mph supercar it takes a lot of time and patience, according to Bugatti.
And when it comes to the Chiron itself, the production comes with some impressive numbers. The manufacturer is expected to deliver just 70 cars this year, because each takes an average of six months to build.
It is assembled by 20 employees who put together more than 1,800 individual parts, by hand.
It’s kind of special that they do it that way. But when you think about it, even the factory has that something special.
The founder, Ettore Bugatti got into the business of manufacturing cars in Molsheim in 1909, although the current factory only dates to 2005, from the time the Veyron’s production started.
Called the Atelier, the 1,000-square-meter building resembles an oval, just like the Bugatti’s logo.
I said before that this factory is special and I will say it again, because unlike the other factories this one doesn’t have robots and conveyor belts. Instead, it has individual work stations with actual human beings working.
The 1,500-hp quad-turbocharged, 8.0-liter W16 engine is assembled offsite at one of Bugatti parent Volkswagen’s engine plants, and is prepped for installation at the first station.
After that, the chassis is included, construction of which starts about a month before the formal assembly process begins.
The rear end is then assembled around the powertrain, and joined to the rest of the car. Fourteen titanium bolts hold the front and back halves of the Chiron together.
Once the chassis is assembled, the car gets to be tested on a dynamometer (just like a treadmill, but for cars) to ensure the engine works properly.
After that, the interior is fitted and the Chiron is taken for a test drive. This includes both on-road driving and speed runs of up to 250 kph (155 mph) on an airport runway.
Then, an employee examines each painted car in a “light tunnel” for over six hours, as part of the visual inspection.
Each car is then personally approved by Christophe Piochon, the carmaker’s head of production, as well as the heads of sales, quality assurance, and customer service.
Don’t you find it odd that everything is spotless and not even a worker has car grease on his hands, stuff like you see in a classic car factory?