Bugatti Chiron

Bugatti’s next hypercar will be called the Chiron, the automaker has officially confirmed. The successor to the Veyron will make its world debut at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show in March.

According to Bugatti, the car is named after Louis Chiron, who raced for the brand in Monegasque Grand Prix during the 1920’s and 30’s. Chiron is also the name of a centaur in Greek mythology.

President of Bugatti Wolfgang Dürheimer says: “The development brief for the Chiron can be summarised in one sentence and is probably the shortest in the history of the automobile: we want to make the best significantly better.”

No words on the drivetrain as of yet but the Chiron is expected to be powered by an advanced derivative of the Veyron’s 8.0-litre quad-turbo W16 engine, which now adopts electric turbochargers as part of its mild-hybrid setup. Reports claim that the Chiron will have up to 1,500 hp and 1,500 Nm of torque on tap. That’s 300 hp more than the face-melting Veyron Super Sport.

Bugatti says the car is undergoing final testing, which involves a number of prototypes being road-tested in several continents. The car has been previewed to select owners and feedbacks have been unsurprisingly positive with more than 100 orders already taken.



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