Property tycoon Manny Khoshbin is known to have a soft spot for the McLaren SLR (he has nine), but his collection includes some of the most desirable supercars ever made. Besides a Bugatti Veyron, he ordered a unique Hermès edition of the Chiron to accompany his Huayra and Speedtail Hermes models. Speaking of McLarens, the businessman invited two of Woking’s top designers for a spin in his Bugatti.
Along with driving his most prized possession, Manny Khoshbin also lets other people get a taste of his supercars. Alex and Steve from the McLaren design team had the opportunity to drive Molsheim’s two W16 monsters and let’s just say they were impressed with all the experience a Bugatti offers. One makes 1,001 horsepower while the other is rated at 1,500 horsepower, so they’re both playing in the four-figure league with McLaren’s own Speedtail.
While the Speedtail develops 1,055 hp using an electric motor, the Bugatti duo is pure ICE with an 8.0-liter engine. The McLaren homies liked the feel of the quad turbochargers and also liked the feeling of crashing the cars despite their ridiculous power. The interior of the Chiron gave the impression of “driving a beautiful sculpture or a jewel”.
The Veyron was more engaging to drive while the Chiron was the more refined car. Needless to say, both provided a different experience compared to the current crop of McLarens. The Bugattis are more comfortable GTs with endless power resources, while the 720S and Senna are more track-focused machines that like to corner at speed.
Besides owning a Veyron and a Chiron, Manny also commanded the Bolide. Out of stock since the start of the year, it’s essentially a track version of the Chiron weighing just 1,450 kilograms (3,196 pounds), which is amazing for a hypercar with a massive engine. sixteen cylinders. Only 40 will be made, at 4 million euros (before taxes) each.