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One-off Bugatti Chiron SS Hommage T50S pays tribute to an absolute classic

The black-on-black Chiron evokes the company's illustrious past.
  • The one-off Bugatti Chiron SS Hommage T50S takes after a vintage Le Mans racer
  • The special-edition Chiron is based on the Super Sport
  • As well as “5” logos on the horseshoe grille and doors, the hypercar also pays homage to its forebear throughout its cabin

Published on Feb 29, 2024 at 3:18PM (UTC+4)

Last updated on Mar 6, 2024 at 6:32PM (UTC+4)

Edited by Amelia Jean Hershman-Jones

The house of Molsheim has once again released pictures and details of another of its one-off builds.

As we say a long goodbye to the W-16 monster, we’ve seen our fair share of interesting iterations of the Bugatti Chiron.

None more so than its latest creation: the sinister-looking Bugatti Chiron SS Hommage T50S.

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Based on the Super Sport, this special-edition Chiron carries the “Hommage T50S ” suffix.

While Gordon Murray Automotive’s GMA T50 probably springs to mind, this hypercar bears no relation.

It actually takes after the Type 50S, a Bugatti race car from 1931.

Just like its forebear, the menacing Bugatti Chiron SS Hommage T50S has the same grid pattern for the horseshoe grille with a painted “5” logo.

Speaking of which, the racing number is repeated on the doors where it’s been hand-painted in white.

There’s a Le Mans 1931 graphic ahead of the rear wheels while the underside of the active rear spoiler has the iconic Circuit de la Sarthe layout.

That’s where, in 1931, Bugatti made its official factory debut.

Of course, the French atelier hasn’t divulged who owns the Bugatti Chiron SS Hommage T50S.

Putting two and two together, it’s likely to be someone from the United States, judging by the orange side markers on the wheel arches.

Another nod to the Type 50S are the circular patterns with an ornamental turning effect and a “Perlée” finish on the engine cover of the quad-turbo, 8.0-liter powerhouse.

Hop inside, and the storage area and knee protectors on the side of the center console have the same look.

There’s also another representation of the track’s layout in the cabin, as well as gorgeous door cards adorned with a hand-applied representation of the 1931 racer.

To finish things off, the headrests feature a hand-stitched “Le Mans 1931” script.

We don’t know if the owner of the Bugatti Chiron SS Hommage T50S is on the tall side, but it’s been specced with the optional Sky View glass roof, which increases headroom by 1.06 inches.

The one-off Bugatti also features a pair of fixed panels with a laminated structure and four intermediate layers to keep the cabin both quiet and cool.

As for how much it’s worth – who knows – but bearing in mind a “base” Super Sport costs from $3,825,000, you can expect this tailor-made Chiron to cost considerably more.

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