Man details what goes into buying a rare Bugatti, it’s far more than just paying for one

  • You would need more than just money if they want to buy a Bugatti
  • Of course, you can buy one from an auction
  • However, getting a customized car from Bugatti is quite special

Published on Jun 19, 2024 at 11:03 AM (UTC+4)
by Nalin Rawat

Last updated on Jun 19, 2024 at 5:47 PM (UTC+4)
Edited by Tom Wood

Bilal Hydrie is one of the few people who were able to achieve their dream of buying a Bugatti.

However, according to him, the process of buying the car was quite different from any other and obviously more expensive too.

Hydrie has owned Ferraris and Lamborghinis, but owning a Bugatti was always his ultimate dream.

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Buying a rare Bugatti

Bilal Hydrie is the president and CEO of an energy company and an investor in oil and gas companies.

He can definitely afford a Bugatti, but one cannot just walk into a dealership and buy them as they are so rare.

Fortunately, he was able to get one of the rarest cars the automaker has ever made, as it is ‘The final 1500hp Chiron.’

But the process to get such a rare car was also quite unique.

Of course, you can buy a pre-owned one from an auction like SBX Cars, but getting a customized one from Bugatti is quite special.

In the past, Hydrie had bought several cars through a dealership in Toronto and asked them if they could get him an allocation for a Bugatti.

The process

Before getting the allocation, he first had to fill out an application.

After that, a couple of representatives from Bugatti interviewed him.

They asked him about his passion and why he wanted to become an owner of a Bugatti supercar.

He was finally asked to visit their factory in France, but it was completely different from his expectations.

Since it was a world-famous brand, he expected a giant factory with tons of technicians.

However, they took him to a large house, called the Château St. Jean, where the founder of the company used to conduct business meetings.

They showed him a presentation of the automaker’s history and took him to where the cars were built.

Apparently, just five or six technicians were building the next Bugatti by hand.

Finally to buy the car he had to put down a deposit of $1.5 million. 

Considering how you can buy a Ferrari for the same price as a Bugatti paint option, it seems like a fair price.

After that, he finally took ownership of the last 1500hp Chiron, two and a half years after he filled out the application.


Nalin Rawat

Nalin started his career by working with various national newspapers in India. He has also worked as a writer/editor for many popular websites, while still pursuing his journalism and mass communication degree. Working as a digital nomad has allowed him to inform and educate through his work. When he is not writing, you can find him playing video games or travelling the mountains on his bike.