Bugatti has already confirmed the reports about the name of the Bugatti Veyron successor. The Bugatti Chiron will make its official debut at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show in March next year. It is named for Louis Alexander Chiron, a legendary Bugatti race driver who was responsible in building the Bugatti’s brand in its early years. The Bugatti Chiron will replace Veyron, Bugatti's last supercar and the current fastest production car in the world.
Born in Monaco, Louis Alexander Chiron started racing for Bugatti in 1928 and has won virtually all the major grand prix for the Bugatti brand in the 1920s and 1930s. Chiron is more closely related connected with the history of the Bugatti brand than any other racing driver. In addition, Chiron also raced for the likes of Lancia and Maserati, but Chiron didn’t have much success outside the Bugatti line. He retired in 1958 after competing in his last Formula One race, the 1958 Monaco Grand Prix. Chiron is the only and first Monte Carlo-born driver to win the Monaco Grand Prix.
Bugatti is already making stout claims about their new supercar, saying that the Chiron will be the world’s most powerful, fastest, and most luxurious sports car. This also means that Chiron will make more power than the 1,500-horsepower Swedish-built supercar Koenigsegg Regera and will run from zero to 60 mph in just 2.3 seconds.
Powering the Bugatti Chiron will be an updated version of Veyron’s quad-turbocharged 8.0 liter W-16 engine with torque output said to be somewhere around 1,106 lb-ft.
The Chiron is currently being shown to selected customer only. The company claims that it has already taken 100 orders for the new car, which is believed to cost around $2.4 million.
The company has not released too much information about Chiron. Currently, the new supercar is in its final testing phases with a number of prototypes on the road undergoing fine tuning and testing. With Chiron, Bugatti will continue to produce some of the world’s most powerful, fastest, and most luxurious cars.
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