Before retiring the old W16 engine, Bugatti is giving it a fitting send-off with a small batch of coachbuilt vehicles.
The 1,600-horsepower version of the quad-turbo W16 powers the open-top roadster known as the Mistral, which was named after the strong wind that sweeps from the Rhône River valley across the Côte d'Azur in southern France.
Although the two vehicles don't share any design elements, the chassis is the same as the Chiron. To compensate for the absence of the roof, Bugatti engineers reinforced critical portions of the vehicle, resulting in a structure that is just as robust as before.
New seats are present inside, and the gear selector has an amber inlay depicting Rembrandt Bugatti's "dancing elephant" sculpture on top. 99 Mistrals, the final street-legal vehicle to feature the W16, will be produced by Bugatti.
The all-new Mistral will cost you around €5m.