Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Bugatti reveals the Veyron's successor in the Bugatti Chiron

Bugatti has finally revealed the Veyron's successor and it is the Bugatti Chiron which the French carmaker claims is "the most powerful, fastest, most luxurious and most exclusive production super sports car in the world."

Named after French racing driver Louis Chiron, the Bugatti Chiron's design is an evolution of the Veyron's though the character line that sweeps up from the A-pillar to behind the doors where it hides the air intakes and then down to behind the front wheels echoes the classic Bugattis of the 1930s, namely the Type 57 Atlantic.

With an output of 1,500hp and 1,600Nm from its eight-liter W16 engine to give it an electronically limited top speed of 420kph, the Bugatti Chiron is slightly more powerful than the Veyron's 1,184hp and 1,500Nm of torque for 415kph. With the power output difference between Bugatti's outgoing and incoming hypercars, we figure the Chiron is more than capable of breaking the Veyron Super Sport's Guinness World Record of 431.072kph as the fastest production car in the world. It's only a matter of time, really, before Bugatti literally makes a run for that records.

The Bugatti Chiron comes with an obscenely expensive price tag of €2.4 million (P123.850 million) yet that hasn't stopped people from placing advanced orders for it. Bugatti even claims that it has already received orders for one third of the Chiron's production run of 500 units.

"The Chiron is the quintessential ultimate super sports car: ultra-modern, incredibly fast, agile and powerful with a stylistically demanding design and the highest possible levels of comfort," said Bugatti Automobiles president Wolfgang Dürheimer. "This combination is not offered by any other market player and gives Bugatti its unique market position."

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