The W16 Mistral, in full harmony with the layout and philosophy of this elegantly designed event, perfectly embodied the essence of the competition. This road, named after the strong winds in the south of France, embodies freedom, beauty and performance, fully reflecting the spirit of Bugatti. The W16 Mistral’s “X” shaped taillights and four upgraded vertical lights lit up Lake Como this weekend as the sun set on this legendary collection.
“The W16 Mistral continues the incredible legacy of Bugatti, which has produced some of the most luxurious roadsters in the world. Every part of the hyper sports car has been carefully designed with the intention of not only setting new standards of beauty, but also playing a fundamental role in the pursuit of standards. performance updates. The W16 Mistral bids farewell to our famous W16 engine, said Christophe Piochon, President of Bugatti.
The W16 Mistral is the latest in a series of roadsters designed and developed over the years by Bugatti. This year at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, the rare Type 57S Corsica Roadster also competed, representing the brand in Class B “High Speed: Pre-War Weekend Racers”. Between 1933 and the start of the war, the Type 57 was the only production car produced by Bugatti. At the Paris Motor Show in 1935, Jean Bugatti launched his masterpiece and presented the Type 57S, 40 of which would be produced between 1936 and 1938. The car presented at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, whose first owner was The famous British racing driver Nicky Embiricos, is now in the hands of his third owner. A true masterpiece of Bugatti’s heritage, the Type 57S combines the very essence of what is at the heart of the W16 Mistral: freedom, elegance and performance.
Since its first edition in 1929 at the Villa d’Este, the Concorso d’Eleganza has maintained a close relationship with Bugatti. In the last two editions, the Bugatti Bolide2 and the Black Car3 won the prestigious first prize in the “Concept Cars & Prototypes” category. Famous models of the brand such as the 1938 Type 57SC Atlantic, 1937 Type 57S Vanvooren Cabriolet and 1934 Type 59, have also recently graced the legendary Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este.
1W16 MISTRAL: INFORMATION ON THE USE OF FUEL COMPLIANCE WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF DIRECTIVE 1999/94/EC. THE VEHICLE HAS NOT BEEN RECEIVED SO FAR.
2VEHICLE: INFORMATION ON FUEL CONSUMPTION COMPLIANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF DIRECTIVE 1999/94/EC. THE VEHICLE HAS NOT BEEN RECEIVED SO FAR.
3BLACK CAR: WLTP FUEL CONSUMPTION IN L/100 KM: LOW 43.33 / WHILE 22.15 / HIGH 17.99 / MOST HIGH 18.28 / TOGETHER 22.32; COMBINED CO2 EMISSIONS, G/KM: 505.61; ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: G