Bugatti W16 Mistral – World Tour in Tokyo

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The Bugatti W16 Mistral’s world tour, which began in the summer of 2022, has arrived in Asia, following North America, Europe and the Middle East. Tokyo, the world’s most populous city and one of the world’s leading financial centres, was chosen as the first stop in Asia. A vibrant metropolis known for its cutting-edge technology, rich culture and extensive heritage, Tokyo seamlessly blends the traditional and the modern: you can visit temples with a history of over 1000 years and admire the world’s tallest buildings at the same time. The W16 Mistral arrives on the scene, combining Bugatti’s history of over 100 years with the latest car design innovations.

The Bugatti W16 Mistral is the last road-going model of the W16 engine, powered by the extremely powerful 1,600 PS W16 quad turbo engine. It combines Bugatti’s unrivalled performance with a timeless design that is both contemporary and pays homage to the Bugatti legacy.

The first stop in Japan, Kanda Myojin, is considered one of the oldest temples in Tokyo. Its unique architectural style gives it a timeless presence in the modernity of a 21st century metropolis.

The next stop was Oishi Park, with Mt Fuji in the distance and Lake Kawaguchi in front. In the twilight, the impressive rear end with its tail lights featuring an X motif seemed like a light illuminating the future of Bugatti design.

While continuing the city tour, we then stopped at the internationally acclaimed Gora Hanadan. Formerly an imperial retreat, Gora Kadan, with its natural hot springs, is a perfect blend of nature, tradition and luxury, a place that stimulates the senses. Named after the ‘wind that heralds the new season in the south of France’, the thrilling design of the W16 Mistral is steeped in tradition, as evidenced by the shift lever with Rembrandt Bugatti’s ‘dancing elephant’ sculpture, a reminder that nature and tradition have shaped the car.

Costas Psaris, Bugatti’s Regional Director for the Middle East and Asia, states. ‘Tokyo and Japan have always been Bugatti’s natural home. The W16 Mistral continues the long tradition of Bugatti’s beautiful roadsters while delivering unparalleled performance and luxury, and is a perfect example of our values that are always moving forward. It is the ideal showcase for our values as we continue to move forward. Bugatti Tokyo’s international clientele are some of the most passionate Bugatti collectors in the world and we are honoured to be able to visit this Japanese landmark and present our latest creations. In fact, the number of Bugatti hypersports cars delivered in Japan is one of the highest in the world for Bugatti’.

Following Tokyo, the W16 Mistral will make a world tour in Singapore.