Bugatti has revealed pictures and details of one of 2016’s most anticipated new supercars ahead of its debut at the Geneva Motor Show.
“It is part of human nature to cross boundaries and set new records – to run 100 meters faster than ever before, to fly even further into space and to enter new realms”.
Powering the Chiron is a redesigned, quad-turbo (now with two stages of turbocharging) 8.0-liter W16 engine that produces a mind-melting 1,479hp at 6750rpm and 1,179 lb-ft of torque between 2,000rpm and 6,000rpm. “This striving is also our driving force at Bugatti”, said Bugatti Automobiles president Wolfgang Durheimer at the car’s introduction.
In a nod to Bugatti’s illustrious past, the Chiron name is taken from Louis Chiron, a grand prix racer in the 1920s and 1930s who scored notable results in European Championship events, including victory in the 1931 French Grand Prix at the wheel of a Bugatti Type 51.
If you thought that the Bugatti Veyron was the ultimate in excess when it to pricing, engine configuration and straight-line performance, its successor is here to carry the torch for the next decade or so. Currently, all the company will say is that the Chiron has a top speed of 261 miles per hour but this is a governed figure for the Chiron on public roads. It’ll reach 186mph in a breathtaking 13.6 seconds and will keep on trucking until it hits its top speed of 261mph.
The Bugatti is built around a carbon-fiber monocoque with the aerodynamics optimized for high-speed travel. These are just a few of the numbers that make the new Bugatti Chiron, announced Monday(Feb 29), one of the most insane mass-produced cars in the world.
The Chiron’s exterior is made up of long, swooping design lines all around the auto.
Bugatti’s new $2.6-million Chiron hypercar