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Bugatti Chiron will attempt to break Veyron’s top speed

Snapshot: Bugatti Chiron will attempt to break the Veyron’s top speed, company boss Wolfgang Dürheimer has revealed.

Currently, the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport holds the world record with tops of 431.072 km/h (267.856 mph) on Volkswagen's Ehra-Lessien (near Wolfsburg, Germany) high-speed test track. And ever since the French manufacturer has taken wraps of its new Chiron, everyone is wondering whether it will break the record of the Veyron, which has been said to be the fastest production road car by the brand.

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Dürheimer said: “We will try to lock in a new world speed record. I know the Chiron will be faster [than the Veyron Super Sport], but we don’t how fast. We have the calculations from our simulations, but it is always different to sit in the car and actually do it.”

Bugatti showcased the Chiron at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show, while it was showcased as the Vision Gran Turismo Concept last year, the Chiron aims to fill the void created after Veyron was discontinued. The styling on the newly unleashed beast is more of an evolutionary design, rather than the revolutionary one, it's what's underneath the skin that's completely different from its predecessor and makes the Chiron a completely outlandish offering.

Interesting part is under the hood, the Bugatti Chiron is power packed with an upgraded quad-turbo, 8.0-litre W16 engine which pumps out a massive 1500 PS of power at 6,700rpm and 1600Nm of torque between 2,000 – 6,000rpm. The engine will send power to both the axles via a reworked seven-speed, dual-clutch automatic gearbox.

Source: Autocar.uk

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