Can you play a decent game of pool on a table that sits on uneven ground? The answer’s no, but Bugatti is changing this narrative with its latest non-auto product – an impressive pool table that would stay steady on any surface, even on the high seas.
If you know anything about Bugatti, it comes as no surprise that its pool table, designed in collaboration with IXO – a small Spanish company specializing in carbon fibre projects – is sleek and luxurious. Just like its cars.
“When we started developing the Bugatti pool table project, I knew we had to be different and excel in all areas, in order to become something out of the ordinary,” said IXO’s General Manager Pedro Sánchez.
One of the “something out of the ordinary” features of the table is the servo-driven levelling system, a component consisting of a gyroscopic-sensor device that automatically adjusts the legs of the table within 5milliseconds once a change in balance is detected. This adjustment, which is as silent as it is vibration-free increases the appeal of the Bugatti pool table exponentially, making it a desirable game onshore and even on water.
Although the Siemens servo-drivers are optional, the advanced engineering and design are not. All the Bugatti pool tables will come with frames in a sleek carbon fibre finish, as well as machined aluminium and titanium.
The sides of the table are adorned with the Bugatti logo and feature brushed and anodized aluminium. Each ball pocket is made from stainless steel with a rich leather lining, while carbon fibre is used in the wall cue support, which features a 13-inch, high-resolution touch screen to keep track of scores. And in a nod to the automaker’s range of vehicles, the anodized aluminium ends of the carbon fibre pool cues echo the signature design of the buttons in Bugatti’s hypercars.
The pool table package also includes a matching ceiling lamp made from carbon fibre, a chalk box, a cleaning brush and other accessories.
“It is our pleasure to be working with a manufacturing partner that mirrors the qualities of Bugatti,” said Bugatti president Stephan Winkelmann, in a statement. “Through our shared values, we can be sure that the Bugatti pool table will be made with extremely high-quality materials, that the standard of the limited production will be very high, and that the technology used to make the product is advanced.”
The Bugatti pool table is a limited edition of only 30 copies and would cost €250,000 ($300,000) along with its accessories. Deliveries would begin in June.