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PHOTOS: Bugatti Chiron is a $2.6 million piece of automotive art that’s unlike anything we’ve ever seen

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A new Bugatti doesn’t come along very often. In fact, the Bugatti Chiron is just the third production car to carry the vaunted badge in the last 25 years and just the second car this millennium.

As the successor to the game-changing Veyron, the Chiron has the unenviable task of following in the foot steps of an automotive icon.

Fortunately for Bugatti, the Veyron is about as competent of a start point as one can ask for. And Bugatti’s director of design Achim Anscheidt is one of the best in the business.

Anscheidt, a veteran of VW Group and Porsche’s design departments, joined Bugatti as its design boss in 2004 just as the Veyron was readied for production. – READ MORE

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