Finally breaking silence over the name of their next supercar, Bugatti confirmed today that it is indeed the Chiron. Caught on test several times, Bugatti has already showcased the Chiron to select customers across the globe. As per the French manufacturer, they have received amazing response as over 100 customers have already booked the Chiron, despite no one having driven the car yet.
To make global debut at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show in March next year, the new Bugatti derives its name from a Louis Alexandre Chiron (3 August 1899 – 22 June 1979). Louis was a grand prix racing driver from Monegasque (today known as Monaco). A professional racer right from his teens, Louis won every major grands prix for Bugatti in the 1920s and 1930s.
Finally speaking about their new car, Wolfgang Dürheimer, President of Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S. said – “The development brief for the Chiron can be summarised in one sentence and is probably the shortest in the history of the automobile: we want to make the best significantly better. The Chiron will set new standards in every respect. We will continue to produce the world’s most powerful, fastest, most luxurious and most exclusive production super sports car. This is the claim of Bugatti and our customers.”
Currently in its final phase of testing, the Bugatti Chiron prototypes are on every continent, being tested for every kind of weather and road conditions possible. Bugatti claims that no other supercar manufacturer has gone this length to test their car.
Though not confirmed, Bugatti Chiron is a hypercar which will be powered by a 8.0 liter W16 petrol quad turbo engine along with electric motors. Together, the combination will generate 1,500 PS and 1,500 Nm torque. This via a 7 speed automatic gearbox will be able to accelerate the car from 0-100 in 2.3 seconds, 0-300 in less than 15 seconds and reach a top speed in access of 450 kmph.
Design of the Chiron has been inspired by Bugatti Vision GT, which has been detailed in the image gallery below.