Title: Bugatti W16 Mistral Golden Era Side
Resolution: 3840 x 2160

The Bugatti W16 Mistral Golden Era is a marvel of automotive engineering, a testament to Bugatti’s commitment to performance and luxury. This model is a one-off version created by Bugatti’s Sur Mesure program, and it might just be the W12’s way of saying goodbye for good. The Mistral Gold is finished in striking gold, a shade similar to the bespoke ‘Dore’ (gold or gold-like in French) finish that the Chiron Super Sport Golden Era wears. The lower section of the body sports naked carbon fiber, and so do the engine cover and the dual intakes placed behind the seats. Meanwhile, the mirrors display a carbon fiber pattern but with a shiny gold finish. The wheels are also gold with contrasting black elements.

The Mistral is the automaker’s send-off for the iconic 8.0-liter quad-turbocharged W16 engine, and this bespoke unit is doing it on a high note. For the Mistral, the W16 mill makes 1,578 horsepower, just like the Chiron Super Sport 300+. Power is sent to all four wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. The neck-snapping output and thrust available at a hard push of the throttle make the Bugatti W16 Mistral the fastest convertible ever made. The Molsheim company wasn’t too keen to announce more about the performance of this ultra-fast machine, yet it claims that the instruments are visible at speeds of up to 260 miles per hour or 420 kilometers per hour. With not that many copies seeing the light of day and most of them set to be kept under wraps, it is possible that no one will ever hit the maximum speed in this open-top brute. Only 99 will be produced at the Molsheim factory in France.