As we know, Bugatti has its own ideas for making speed machines. Besides boasting mindbending performance, its cars are luxurious, comfortable and often gorgeous to behold. And the brand adopts the same strategy for designing stuff that doesn’t require a fossil fuel-fed powerplant. Not directly, at least! One fine example is what we have here – a pool table.
Like several other brands, Bugatti has its own Lifestyle collection. And this pool table, which the carmaker developed in collaboration with IXO – specialists of carbon fibre product construction – is exquisite. Only thirty of these will ever exist. Each one wears a plate with a Bugatti logo and the limited-edition number. Now that will surely entice those Bugatti loyalists further.
So, what is it made of? The frame is underpinned by machined aluminium and titanium, whereas the outer skin is carbon fibre. The sides of the drawers are manufactured with CNC-machined, brushed and anodised aluminium. As for the ball pockets, they are made from stainless steel and lined with leather. And to ensure there’s no corrosion from those aluminium sections, the whole thing is put together with titanium screws and nuts.
And yes, the pool table also has an optional extra. You have it with something called a servo-driven system. It makes use of a gyroscopic sensor to level the table. You might ask why does a pool table require something like that? To get close to the answer, you’ve got to put yourself in a Bugatti customer’s shoes. Done? The servo-driven system comes in handy if the pool table is on a yacht. Bugatti says that each leg can move to compensate for the movement of a ship and remain perfectly level. Get this - the system auto-adjusts the legs in just 5 milliseconds. Here’s a demonstration:
Along with the table, Bugatti also provides a leather-lined box with useful accessories. It includes a dimmable ceiling LED light (also made from carbon fibre), a chalk box (finished in black with anodised aluminium) and a cleaning brush in black. That’s not all. There’s also a suitcase made in Bugatti leather for Aramith Tournament Pro balls and a USB key, which has its own CNC-machined aluminium case. For the record, that USB has photos and videos of each table made.