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Matte black Bugatti Chiron prototype spotted testing in Italy

Bugatti Chiron test mule spied rear fascia

The Chiron will be aiming to break the production car top-speed record set by Veyron Supersport.

Images of what could be the first spotting of the Bugatti Chiron test mule without the misleading cloak have emerged online. A prototype of the Veyron successor finished in matte black with pre-production taillights was testing on the public roads of Lavis, Italy.

As confirmed by the previous spyshots, the new hypercar derives its design inspiration from the Vision GT concept which was unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show earlier this year. The smoothly arching roofline transforms into an elliptical shroud in profile like in the concept.

The rear fascia gets a small windshield and aerodynamics fins. Given that the engine now develops more power, a better airflow management around the rear of the car is warranted and this explains the increased surface area of vents on the rear fascia. Knowing Bugatti, one can expect an equally exquisite interior.

Bugatti Chiron test mule spied

The hypercar is expected to make its world premiere at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2016.

The Veyron’s mighty 8.0-litre W16 engine would be retained but with a help of electric motors, the combined power output is estimated to breach 1,500 PS mark. International media reports say that the Chiron would be aiming to register an astronomical top speed of around 290 mph (464 kmph).

Also read – Bugatti Vision GT Concept unveiled

Like its predecessor, the Bugatti Chiron will be a highly exclusive hand-built automobile with a limited production run. Expect it to carry a price tag of around USD 2.2 million (around INR 14.4 crore).

Bugatti Chiron – Spyshots

Bugatti Vision GT Concept – Photos

Via – MagproDriver CZ


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