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Bugatti first revealed a teaser for its next-generation hypercar back in August, with a short 30-second video that didn’t really reveal much about the Veyron successor. Thanks to German site Autogespot, technical details of the Bugatti Chiron (unconfirmed name) have surfaced and like before, it involves some big numbers.

Under the hood, the Bugatti Chiron is said to be powered by a heavily revised version of the Veyron’s 8.0 litre quad-turbocharged W16 engine, said to produce around 1,479 hp and 1,500 Nm of torque. Where the current Veyron’s engine has 10 radiators to keep it cool, the Chiron will get 15 instead. A seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox is also paired to the massive engine.

If those numbers aren’t mind blowing enough, the Chiron is to accomplish the 0 to 100 km/h sprint in just 2.3 seconds, and from a standstill, it will hit 300 km/h in 15 seconds. To continue the brand’s dominance of having the fastest production car in the world, the top speed for the Chiron is claimed to be 500 km/h. The Veyron managed 425 km/h.

Keeping the car planted are wheels measuring 20 inches at the front and 21 inches at the rear, all wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport PAX tyres. As for braking duties, they are handled by large 420 mm front and 400 mm rear brake discs.

Styling-wise, it is said the Chiron will receive some influence from the Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo from this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show. Auto Bild had previously spied several test mules of what is claimed to be the Chiron as it underwent testing, and as far as we can see, that claim seems to hold up for now.

In the videos below, we can see that the prototypes appear to be near production ready, wearing almost no camo and painted black. The Bugatti Veyron successor is expected to be unveiled at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show, with a production cap of just 500 units. From that total, 120 apparently have been accounted for, and they aren’t cheap at a reported £1.6 million (RM10.44 million) each.

The Bugatti Veyron is one of the most iconic cars ever made and recently ended its 450-unit run with La Finale. What do you think of its successor? Is the expected performance impressive enough?


GALLERY: Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo