Bugatti has announced that it has received the 250th order for its latest model, the Chiron, just after the first three cars were delivered to their buyers.

Since Bugatti intends to produce no more than 500 examples, this means that half the Chirons that will ever be built have already found owners, and that the value of orders now exceeds half a billion pounds, a figure which would buy you well over 10,000 Ford Fiestas.

If you’re wondering why a car you may never have heard of is proving to be so popular . . . well, the Chiron is very special. In ten clicks’ time, you’ll know just how special.