The Bugatti Chiron was the €2.65 (S$4.15) million hypercar everyone obsessed about. Apart from the heart-stopping price tag, the Chiron is the perfect embodiment of power and elegance. Plant your foot on the accelerator and it pounces like a panther. The amount of energy available is obscene — 1,479 horsepower; 1,600Nm of torque; 2.5 seconds from zero to 100km/h — basically enough power for the g-force to leave you breathless.
Own Your Bugatti Chiron
If you aren’t ready to drop a few million at this point, here’s a fun option. You can build one yourself, courtesy of Lego. The Lego Technic Bugatti Chiron might not be the most affordable Lego set around, but at $599.90, you can’t complain. It’s actually the cheapest Bugatti on the market.
It’s more than a few pieces of bargain plastic, and Lego did a fine job capturing the look. See for yourself.
Detailed As The Real Thing
As far as the actual Chiron is concerned, the Lego comes with a detailed cockpit that includes an adjustable eight-speed transmission, functional steering, ‘handling’ and ‘top speed’ modes. Keep your eyes peeled for the Bugatti special speed key that’s fitted to retract the rear wing, as well as the spoked rims and F1-style double wishbone suspension.
You’ll even see all 16 pistons inside the car’s eight-litre engine (arranged in a “W”) in motion. And just for kicks, there’s a branded Bugatti overnight bag tucked beneath the hood.
At 56 cm long, 23 cm wide and 13 cm high, this is one of the largest Lego Technic car models ever produced. It weighs nearly three kilograms and requires at most 10 hours to put all 3,599 pieces together. That’s a hell lot of Lego, but if you’re patient enough, you could have a Chiron sitting pretty on your lap in no time.