Nothing says “Thanks, Dad” quite like a $3.2 million sports car. Thirty-two-year-old Dallas real estate investor Mayur Shree just gave his father the jaw-dropping gift of a Bugatti Chiron. The luxurious, ultra-rare car is one of only 20 in the country and the first in Texas.
Shree moved to Dallas from South Africa in 2012 at his father’s urging. He credits his father, Pran, with his success and gave him the impressive gift as a token of gratitude.
“I grew up watching videos and television programs with my father that showcased exotic cars,” Mayur tells PaperCity. “We especially loved the Bugattis. I worked with Bugatti Dallas to build the perfect car for my father.”
The magnificent car took more than two years to complete and is customized to Shree’s preferences. Bugatti will only manufacture about 500 Chirons worldwide over the next several years, and each is a one-of-one original.
Named after 1930s Bugatti Driver Louis Chiron, the Chiron is a powerful two-seater which zooms from 0 to 60 mph in under 2.5 seconds, 0 to 124 mph in under 6.5 seconds and 0 to 186 mph in under 13.6 seconds. The car features an 8.0-liter, quad-turbo, W16 engine, cranking out an astounding 1500 horsepower and 1,180 pound-feet of torque. Bugatti limits the Chiron’s top speed to 261 mph in its street legal versions for safety reasons.
“While everyone wants to talk about how fast the car is,” Mayur says, “the ride is incredible even at 60 mph. My father and I took a drive around Dallas the other day and it was very smooth and pleasant. But you knew there was a beast right behind your head that was ready to be unleashed.”
Bugatti Dallas and Absolut Elyx hosted a party at the Residences at The Stoneleigh to celebrate the delivery of the first Chiron in Texas. The stunning vehicle caused a scene parked outside of the luxury high rise, while guests clinked glasses of “Mayur Mules” crafted by Absolut Elyx.