Blue and red example headed to the Middle East

Bugatti has celebrated the production and delivery of its 100th Chiron, marking one fifth of the hypercar's 500-unit manufacturing run.

Number 100 will be delivered to a customer from the Arabian Peninsula, finished in a matte dark blue carbon – it's the first time a matte version of this colour has been supplied – accented by Italian red side lines. Inside, the vehicle's cabin is dominated by red leather.

According to the marque, this particular example is worth around €2.85 million ($4.41 million).

"I find the 100th Chiron especially pleasing. It is dynamic and elegant in equal measure," said Stephan Winkelmann, president of Bugatti Automobiles.

"This car shows that Bugatti produces highly individualised masterpieces of automobile craftsmanship that are simply unparalleled."

Power in the Chiron comes from an 8.0-litre quad-turbo W16 engine, producing a mammoth 1103kW of power and 1600Nm of torque. Drive is sent to all four wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.

Officially, the Chiron's road speed is electronically limited to 420km/h - largely as a matter of protecting the tyres against a blowout - and Bugatti promises a 0-100km/h sprint time of "less than" 2.5 seconds.

Bugatti says production of the Chiron is "running at full speed", with around 70 units leaving its factory each year.

A total of 500 Chirons will be manufactured, meaning the French hypercar is already one fifth of its way through its production run.