Bugatti Chiron teaser

More details has resurfaced in regards to the Bugatti Chiron, the successor to the carmaker’s record-holding car, the Veyron. A report by Magazín ProDriver CZ reveals facts and figures that appear to be for the most part, consistent with an earlier report on the Chiron.

An undisclosed source that took part in an exclusive presentation organised by Bugatti for potential customers provided the details on the upcoming supercar. The main highlight here is of course the engine. It appears the Chiron will adopt an uprated version of the Veyron’s 8.0 litre W16 quad-turbo engine that now features some form of electrification.

The engine is said to produce 1,500 hp and 1,500 Nm of torque, good for a 0-100 km/h time of just 2.2 seconds, which is 0.3 seconds quicker than the Veyron. Flat out, the Chiron will hit a claimed top speed of 467 km/h, that would eclipse the current Guinness World Record holder (Veyron Super Sport) as the fastest street-legal production car in the world (currently 430.9 km/h).

Production of the Chiron is said to be limited to just 500 units, 50 more than the number of Veyrons made. However, the supercar is said to complete its production life cycle in just five years, with 100 cars made annually until the 500 mark is met. That is half the time it took to produce all 450 units of the Veyron in both hard-top and open-top variants.

Pricing-wise, it won’t be cheap as the report claims that the Chiron will start from two million euros (RM9,373,887) before any options are listed. With an official debut set for March 2016 during the Geneva Motor Show, what do you think of the upcoming Bugatti Chiron?


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