The much awaited replacement of the successful and ultra-fast Bugatti Veyron hypercar is finally here! The French manufacturer has unleashed the successor of the Veyron in the form of Chiron hypercar at the Geneva Motorshow 2016, which began today. Previewed as the Vision Gran Turismo Concept last year, the Chiron aims to fill the vacuum created after Veyron was discontinued.
Bugatti boss Wolfgang Durheimer has confirmed that the Chiron will source very little components from the Veyron and will be an entirely new car. While the styling 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.
The Bugatti Chiron is powered by an upgraded quad-turbo, W16 8.0-litre engine which develops a massive 1500 PS of power at 6,700 rpm and 1600 Nm of torque between 2,000 – 6,000 rpm. The engine will send power to both the axles via a reworked seven-speed, dual-clutch automatic gearbox. The 0-100kmph sprint is achieved in less than 2.5 seconds, with a top speed of 420 kmph, marginally faster than the Veyron.
Weighing at around 1995 kilograms, the Bugatti Chiron is 155 kilograms heavier than the Veyron, although Bugatti uses a full carbon fiber construction. Bugatti Chiron, which is limited to 500 units, has received over 150 orders already and is priced at $2.61 million a pop. The deliveries are expected to begin from October this year.
Note: The technical data unveiled is for the near-production vehicle and the final configuration could differ.