Bugatti just unveiled the all-gold Mistral

Bugatti Mistral

The sparkling hypercar is meant to be a complement to the Chiron Super Sport Golden Era 

Bugatti is ready to usher in a golden age of automotive luxury. 

The French hypercar maker brought not one, but two gold models to this year’s edition of The Quail, a Motorsports Gathering. Both vehicles, a Mistral and the Chiron Super Sport “Golden Era,” are the handiwork of the marque’s customisation unit, Sur Mesure. 

The latest bespoke build is a 1-of-99 Mistral painted in a brilliant coat of gold. Except for a few elements—like the side skirts, engine cover and rear bumper—the entire body of the car is finished in the sparkling hue. Even the roadster’s wheels, which feature a complex multi-spoke pattern with contrasting elements, have splashes of the colour. One aspect of the US$5 million vehicle that appears to have been left untouched is its quad-turbo 8.0-liter W16. The Mistral will be the automaker’s last model to feature the mill, which has powered all of its vehicles since it was acquired and relaunched by Volkswagen in the late 1990s. 

Bugatti Mistral
The gold Bugatti Mistral. Photo by Bugatti

The special Mistral was designed to serve as a complement to the Chiron Super Sport Golden Era. The vehicle features a unique two-tone paint job that shifts from glossy Nocturne Black to sparkling Doré gold. 

What really stands out about the over-the-top finish is the detail work, though. The golden sections of the US$3.8 million hypercar’s body are adorned with an assortment of 45 hand-applied drawings charting key moments from the marque’s 115-year history. The sketches depict several of the brand’s most important vehicles, including the Type 41 Royale from the 1920s, the Type 57 SC Atlantic from the ‘30s and the EB110 from the ‘90s. 

Both the gold Mistral and Chiron Super Sport Golden Era are one-offs already reserved for a buyer, so it is unlikely either will go up for grabs anytime soon. 

This article was first published on Robb Report US