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The Bugatti Chiron, successor to the Veyron, is set to be revealed at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show in March. While no official pictures or details have been released, it turns out that the carmaker has already been inviting prospective customers for a viewing at its headquarters in Molsheim, France, Car UK reports.

Asking price for the base-line Chiron? A cool £1.6 million (RM10.2 million at current exchange rates) a piece – a staggering 70% more than the outgoing Veyron, which was priced at £945k (RM6 million) at launch.

Apparently, clients that number in the double-digits have already placed their deposits for Bugatti’s next hypercar. The Chiron will reportedly stick to its quad-turbocharged 8.0 litre W16 engine, albeit one that’s updated with direct injection, cylinder deactivation and electric turbo technologies. It’ll have a revised seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox too.

Aside from that, the Chiron is said to have redeveloped tyres that don’t just perform better in the wet, but also allow it to sustain a higher top speed compared to the Veyron – up from 431 km/h to 440 km/h.

Aesthetically, the Chiron will also be given high-tech headlights, while the roof-intakes have reportedly been replaced with semi-oval vents. In the back, the new Chiron is said to feature an exhaust tip shaped in the letter B, while the rear lights will be replaced with an LED light bar instead.

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