Mayur Shree really loves his father.
How much? At least $3.2 million.
The 32-year-old Dallas real estate investor came to the United States from South Africa in 2012 at his father’s encouraging. Shree said he credits his father, Pran, with his success and recently gave him a Bugatti Chiron as a token of his appreciation.
“I grew up watching videos and television programs with my father that showcased exotic cars,” he explained. “We especially loved the Bugattis. I worked with Bugatti Dallas to build the perfect car for my father.”
Bugatti Dallas, part of the Park Place Premier Collection, and Absolut Elyx recently hosted a soiree at the Residences at the Stoneleigh to celebrate the delivery of the first Bugatti Chiron in Texas. Guests enjoyed a specialty cocktail (the Mayur Mule) crafted by Absolut Elyx in the beautiful Art Deco-inspired Resident Club and Screening Room. Meanwhile, the Chiron drew an admiring crowd on the Residences at the Stoneleigh’s porte cochere.
Shree’s one-of-a-kind Chiron took two years from the time he put down a deposit and started configuring it until its delivery. Heath Strayhan, Park Place Premier Collection General Manager, joked at the party that the final product was about the 12th iteration of Shree’s vision. It had to be just right.
Named after 1930s Bugatti driver Louis Chiron, the two-seater is what Bugatti calls “the world’s most powerful, fastest, most luxurious, and most exclusive super sports car.” The French automaker will only make 500 worldwide over the next several years. Each will be a one-of-one original. There are currently less than 20 Chirons in North America. And only one in Texas.
“While everyone wants to talk about how fast the car is,” Shree said, “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.”