The Bugatti Chiron is already a very rare supercar. Production is ongoing, with only 500 scheduled to be built over a number of years. The Super Sport and Pur Sport versions are even rarer, but for the affluent buyer who wants something truly unique, Bugatti’s Sur Mesure customization program is ready to make your dreams come true.
To showcase the program, Bugatti shared an image of two Chirons featuring exterior and interior touches to make them stand out more than ever. We’re not just talking about a special paint color with some contrast stitching for the interior – Bugatti calls the exterior treatment Vague de Lumiere and it took five weeks to complete each car, combining hand-painted designs with light inspiration, or rather, how light bounces off the body.
The more lively of the two is the Chiron Super Sport which wears a light blue base color with orange striping and wheels. That’s a very simple description of the car; the official color names are California Blue and Arancia Mira, and the designs are very intricate. Striping covers each body panel, with variations in shape and thickness throughout. At the request of the buyer, the number 38 sports grille was also painted orange Arancia Mira, and its colors are prevalent throughout customized interiors.
The second Chiron – this time the Pur Sport – is also striped but looks a little more refined. The exterior is a blue mix with Blue Carbon bodywork overlaid with Nocture stripes. Blue Bugatti lettering takes center stage on the wings, with the red-white-blue French flag adding some extra color to the spoiler endplate. The Number 9 painted in French Racing Blue adorns the grille, and moving inside, there’s more French Racing Blue along with black for the interior trim.
For both Chirons, the process of making this exterior requires a lot of effort. The design is first envisioned in a two-dimensional format, then applied to the three-dimensional surface of the car. All striping is hand painted in multiple layers, adding depth to the overall finish. With the detail work done, the car is finished with several layers of clear coating. Bugatti applied a similar treatment to the Veyron in 2011, creating the car known as the Grand Sport L’Or Blanc which is included in the photo gallery above.
“The ‘Vague de Lumiére’ paint applied to our two examples of hyper sports cars embodies Bugatti’s basic philosophy of craftsmanship, innovation and heritage,” said Bugatti President Christophe Piochon. “We are always striving to elevate the Bugatti customer experience, from the point of inquiry to final delivery and after-sales service, to a level that has never been offered before in the automotive world. I’m really excited to see what our customers, with the Sur Mesure team, can make in the years to come.”