While the holy trinity – Ferrari LaFerrari, McLaren P1 and Porsche 918 hypercars battle it out at the track, Bugatti chose to remain quiet, that is until now. The Veyron, once the fastest production car on planet earth, will be succeeded by the new Chiron that will debut at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show.
To beat established hypercars hailing from the UK and Germany, Bugatti’s engineers up the ante by unleashing the Chiron’s performance capabilities. Unconfirmed reports suggest that the Chiron will get around 1,500 hp and 1,500 Nm of torque produced by Volkswagen’s 8.0-litre W16 engine. The numbers are achieved via electrification as well, just like the hypercars mentioned above. Such ridiculous power will allow the Chiron to have a top speed of 467 km/h with a century sprint time o just 2.2 seconds.
The Chiron, named after Bugatti’s famed driver, Louis Chiron, will not come cheap as it will start at 2 million euros. Bugatti will build 100 units of Chiron per year, but apparently over 130 units have already been built. The Chiron’s design is also rumoured to be inspired from Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo (pictured above) unveiled last September.
So, will the new Chiron make the P1, 918 and LaFerrari run for cover? Maybe, maybe not. Guess there’s something else to look forward to at Geneva this time, eh?