Billionaires splurge on Bugatti

Wearnes Automotive has sold 18 Bugattis in the region since 2016

To tap on the growing "crazy rich Asian" market, Wearnes Automotive will add Koenigsegg (left) and Pininfarina (above) to its hypercar stable later this year. The powerful Bugatti Chiron (above and left) costs €2.4 million to €2.5 million.
The powerful Bugatti Chiron (above) costs €2.4 million to €2.5 million.PHOTO: WEARNES AUTOMOTIVE
To tap on the growing "crazy rich Asian" market, Wearnes Automotive will add Koenigsegg (left) and Pininfarina (above) to its hypercar stable later this year. The powerful Bugatti Chiron (above and left) costs €2.4 million to €2.5 million.
The powerful Bugatti Chiron (above) costs €2.4 million to €2.5 million.PHOTO: WEARNES AUTOMOTIVE
To tap on the growing "crazy rich Asian" market, Wearnes Automotive will add Koenigsegg (left) and Pininfarina (above) to its hypercar stable later this year. The powerful Bugatti Chiron (above and left) costs €2.4 million to €2.5 million.
To tap on the growing "crazy rich Asian" market, Wearnes Automotive will add Koenigsegg (above) and Pininfarina to its hypercar stable later this year.PHOTO: KOENIGSEGG
To tap on the growing "crazy rich Asian" market, Wearnes Automotive will add Koenigsegg (left) and Pininfarina (above) to its hypercar stable later this year. The powerful Bugatti Chiron (above and left) costs €2.4 million to €2.5 million.
To tap on the growing "crazy rich Asian" market, Wearnes Automotive will add Koenigsegg and Pininfarina (above) to its hypercar stable later this year.PHOTO: PININFARINA

If more proof is ever needed of crazy rich Asians' growing numbers, look no further than Bugatti sales.

Since the brand's debut here in 2016, multi-brand motor group Wearnes Automotive, which holds the Bugatti franchise for the region, has sold 18 Bugattis, reputed to be among the world's fastest and costliest range of cars.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 19, 2019, with the headline 'Billionaires splurge on Bugatti'. Print Edition | Subscribe