Monaco celebrates champions of speed with €2.4m Bugatti

Photo: Facebook Palais Princier de Monaco
Photo: Facebook Palais Princier de Monaco

Racing car enthusiasts have until the end of January to view the exceptional Bugatti Chiron, currently displayed at the Prince’s car museum.

The car is named after Monaco motor racing driver Louis Chiron, winner of the 1931 Monaco Grand Prix on a Type 51 Bugatti.

The latest model is a 1,500 horsepower car that claims to be the most powerful, most luxurious and fastest production car in the world (max speed 460 km/h). Equipped with a 16-cylinder engine in W, it goes from 0 to 100 km/h in 2.4 seconds. It will be produced in a series of just 500 copies, with a price tag in the region of €2.4 million.

The three-month Bugatti car show began will end on March 10 at the Prince of Monaco Car Collection.

Meanwhile, the Monaco Post Office is issuing stamps featuring the Lotus 49, driven by Jim Clark to win the Monaco Grand Prix in 1967. Also featured will be a stamp commemorating the Mercedes-Benz W196, driven by Stirling Moss and Fangio, who was crowned world champion in F1 in 1954 and 1955. The stamps go on sale on February 19.

 


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